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Rogue One What was your reaction the first time seeing the Vader hallway scene?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology (Released Films)' started by Blue 5, May 9, 2017.

  1. darthOB1

    darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Mar 22, 2000
    The hallway scene was the first time we saw a truly bad arse suited Darth Vader doing serious damage to an enemy force on screen. It was indeed a scene I've been wanting to see for 40 years!
  2. Drewton

    Drewton Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jan 8, 2009
    When I first heard about it, I thought what's the big deal? It's just random rebels.

    In the theatre, jaw drop.
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  3. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Master star 4

    May 1, 2014
    I'm pleased that I had no idea it was going to be in the film and to be honest the whole ending was probably the best of any Star Wars film.
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  4. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Dec 2, 2016
    Yup. And those "random Rebels" are now memorialized in a way that no other "random Rebels" are. It was a demonstration of pure heroism. They all knew they were going to die. And we'll never forget those faces as a result.
  5. richardfromnyc

    richardfromnyc Jedi Youngling

    Jul 25, 2017
    to quote Freddie Mercury, the scene 'Sent shiver down my spine'
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  6. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 13, 2007
    I still get chills from how they go from "help us!" to "take it!".
  7. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 20, 2012
    Yes! I love that, too.
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  8. Ben-Solo

    Ben-Solo Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 19, 2017
    First time I saw the hallway scene, I thought... my childhood is now complete a decade plus later.
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  9. vit

    vit Jedi Youngling

    Oct 8, 2016
    My very first time seeing it in theater:
    - Oh boy oh boy oh boy here he comes
    - Holy **** he slammed him into the ceiling and sliced him in half so casually
    - Badass shot of Vader looking at that ship
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  10. themoth

    themoth Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 5, 2015
    I like how it matches up with the angry Vader choking Antilles in ANH.
  11. darthOB1

    darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Mar 22, 2000
    Yep he definitely seemed to mellow since.
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  12. Lord-Skywalker

    Lord-Skywalker Jedi Master star 1

    Jul 8, 2002
    For 39 years, I thought Antilles drew the short straw, boy was I wrong.
  13. bizzbizz

    bizzbizz Jedi Knight star 4

    Dec 16, 2015
    i had been pretty unwell and in hospital for a while but got out the night the movie came out so my mum took me to the drive in and i was just totally amazed my jaw hit the ground and beaming ear to ear and jumping around in the car even though i wasn't allowed to weight bare on my foot. my mum totally didn't get why i was so excited but did tear up for the jyn/kassian death
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  14. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

    May 31, 2004

  15. Kladdagh

    Kladdagh Jedi Youngling

    Oct 9, 2017
    The movie is REALLY good ... But the entire end is AWSOME ...
    Loved Vader entry !!!
  16. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith Jedi Padawan star 1

    Apr 5, 2017
    People don't seem to ever bring up how great the acting was from the guys who were playing the Rebel Fleet Troopers during the Vader rampage scene. They did a phenomenal job of emoting anxiety and stress during all of that intense mayhem. Truly splendid performances from all of them.
  17. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 13, 2007
    Totally agreed, but it's been mentioned in this and other threads in here before. These guys even have a collective character arc: they go from understandable concern for themselves when the door gets jammed ("help us!") to accepting their fate and just wanting to get the plans out of there so someone after them can do something with them ("take it!"). That line still gives me chills.
  18. ISD_Devastator

    ISD_Devastator Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 11, 2002

    (except I didn't jump, squeal and wave around in a full movie theatre, my arms'd been broken, but you get the point)
  19. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX Jedi Padawan star 1

    Sep 27, 2015
    If you think that, then you clearly didn't bother to read the entire thread.
  20. samlecompte1994

    samlecompte1994 Jedi Youngling

    Nov 12, 2017
    Personally, I loved it. It was well done and portrayed Vader much closer to how he is in Empire than had been seen in years. It also works for two other reasons. First, it gave the film a lightsaber scene, as Vader is the only character in the film that is a force user(although Chirrut is force sensitive) and second, the fridge brilliance was only one of these Rebel officers had to survive.
  21. The Wagonmaster

    The Wagonmaster Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 24, 2017
    It's a harrowing scene and I'm glad I saw Rogue One a couple of months after the hype went down. Supposedly, people were cheering, applauding and generally going nuts during the scene, which is entirely inappropriate. It's supposed to be scary, not "badass", and, in that sense, it was very effective. Also, there were some reviewers such as Jenny Nicholson and Red Letter Media who were using the fact that people were cheering during the slaughter as evidence that the film wasn't good. This is unfair. You can't hold it against the film that people cheer during inappropriate times.
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  22. themoth

    themoth Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 5, 2015
    RO Vader is so good because he's treated as both theatrical and scary. That's when he's at his best.
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  23. TCF-1138

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

    Sep 20, 2002
    I just realized I haven't posted in this thread.

    I was completely spoiler free for Rogue One, so I had no idea Vader would be in it as much as he was. I figured that after his scene on Mustafar, that would be it - and I was fine with that, even though I of course wanted more. When he showed up and said "prepare a boarding party" I still didn't expect much, as I figured we had already seen that boarding party in ANH. It wasn't until the hallway went dark that I realized what was to come. Then when the lightsaber was ignited I was completely incapable of both blinking and breathing until the scene was over. It's both one of the most terrifying and awesome scenes I've ever seen in the cinema. It totally blew me away. Still does, as a matter of fact.
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  24. Ricardo Funes

    Ricardo Funes Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 18, 2015
    It was needed. Now we have a proper reference to what a fully trained Force user can do with trained regular soldiers.
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  25. Doom Trooper

    Doom Trooper Jedi Knight star 2

    Jan 1, 2014
    He was a boss during that scene. Never seen him so violent and unbound before like that.
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