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Rogue One Rogue One Reviews/Reactions thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology (Released Films)' started by Pro Scoundrel , Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I am being serious here, but I honestly don't think any of the new Star Wars films will be able to touch Rogue One - It was about as close to perfect as a film could be imo! :cool: I hope I am wrong but I just can't see it.
     
  2. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    There is no wrong or right, unless there is somehow an objective definition of perfect with respect to a movie. To me, a perfect movie is one whose story makes me not want to stop watching until it is resolved, and all of it's elements serve that purpose. To me, Rogue One didn't fit that bill, so I wouldn't call it perfect. However, as a novelty piece, I found it entertaining.
     
  3. Amiga_500_User

    Amiga_500_User Jedi Knight star 1

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    ROGUE ONE was absolutely brilliant entertainment! Loved it!
     
  4. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Master star 4

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    Watching the film again tonight and it's getting better and better with each viewing.

    Some of the visuals are absolutely stunning, the shots of Jedha with the Destroyer over it and as we pan over the city following the cargo ship. The explosion as it reaches skyward to the Death Star is beautiful.

    The realness and grittiness of some of the settings, characters and costumes really stand out too.
     
  5. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Agreed. I think it's undeniably the best-looking Star Wars film yet.
     
  6. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Agreed! I really, REALLY hope someday (if it's possible?) we get an extended version with some of those other awesome shots that were cut put back in!! If not - Deleted scenes would be great :cool:
     
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  7. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    After multiple cinema viewings, I had placed Rogue One just slightly above ESB/ tied with ESB as my favorite SW film. Now after multiple viewings at home (including rewatches of ANH, ESB, ROTJ and TFA) I place Rogue One well and decidedly above ESB. It's a minor miracle. I expected to enjoy this film well enough, but had concerns about Edwards as a director, etc, and imagined that it would likely slot in next to ROTJ or TFA in 4th or 5th place, but it completely demolished those low expectations. I'm now an official Rogue One partisan, and my "Scarif Beach" T-shirt is in the mail: https://darkbunnytees.com/product/rogue-one-scarif-beach/
     
  8. richardfromnyc

    richardfromnyc Jedi Youngling

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    I'm now all in the Rogue One Camp of it being the greatest SW film ever
     
  9. moreorless12

    moreorless12 Jedi Master star 4

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    I am a big fan of Looper so Johnson does inspire some confidence but I do kind of suspect that the whole ST and likely the Han film is going to end up being somewhat tuned into a more modern blockbuster style that's likely to limit how much I enjoy it.

    Honestly though even if nothing else I love comes out of the Disney buyout but Rogue One I'll still consider the whole thing a success.
     
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  10. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    One tiny little thing I noticed in a recent viewing.

    When the camera first tilts down onto the street scene on the Ring of Kafrene, we see a blue female Twi'lek talking to some people, and we hear (unmistakeably) a wookie.
     
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  11. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    I also noticed that flying above the street is a TIE Reaper, which I'd thought only showed up on Scarif later in the film, but had actually been seeded in right near the start.
     
  12. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yup, that was pointed out in an interview with Doug Chiang or John Knoll, I believe.
     
  13. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Speaking of noticing things upon further viewings of the film, last time I watched I noticed that the Death Star is in the movie. I don't know how I missed it before but really a cool homage to the 1977 film.
     
  14. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thanks for your contribution, but I don't think anyone is interested in that kind of minutia.
     
  15. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Master star 4

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    The more I watch this the more I think it's the best SW film since Jedi, possibly even the best since Empire even.

    Also the ending is the best of the films for me, from the plans being transmitted to the poignancy of our heroes dying in the Death Star blast, to Vaders shuttle on it way the Rebel ship all backed by a fantastic score (one if my favourites). Once we see Vader on the ship the urgency and pace is like a downhill roller coaster as they race to get the plans to Leia. Great stuff.
     
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  16. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    It's a cold and distant but entertaining war film with a wowser of a climax.
     
  17. bizzbizz

    bizzbizz Jedi Knight star 4

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    its a great movie they really hit it out of the park
     
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  18. Darth Nave

    Darth Nave Jedi Knight star 4

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  19. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    After watching a few minutes of that video, I honestly can't tell if it's supposed to be a serious review, or a parody of overly lengthy and nit-picky reviews such as the RLM ones.
     
  20. Artoo-Dion

    Artoo-Dion Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's not film criticism. It's fanboy obsession.
     
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  21. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith Jedi Padawan star 1

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    MOD EDIT: Removed inappropriate comment
     
  22. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Anymore of these types of comments will earn you a very lengthy ban. This is your one warning.
     
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  23. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Did you notice that there's a Stormtrooper up on top of one of the buildings as the camera pans down from the view of the TIE Reaper onto the Ring of Kafrene street? Just something that I noticed on my 200th viewing. ;)
     
  24. Jorgz

    Jorgz Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Oct 11, 2017
    rouge one was great love the end of movie!!!!!!
     
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  25. AhsokaSolo

    AhsokaSolo Force Ghost star 6

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    Rewatching R1 now and it’s almost better than I remember from the last five times I’ve seen it. It’s the best world building gffa movie since ANH. Better than any other SW movie since, it’s a gritty, lived in version of SW that captures that feeling of spirituality and mystery that made ANH so great (and ANH is my all time favorite world-building sci fi of the movie industry). Such good stuff, with a protagonist in the mold of Han Solo. Plus chirrut and k2. Great Saturday SW.
     
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