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Rogue One [Official Info] Alan Tudyk (K-2SO) in Rogue One

Discussion in 'Anthology' started by Darkslayer, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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  2. Dr_Cthulhu

    Dr_Cthulhu Jedi Knight star 2

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  3. rg1fan123

    rg1fan123 Jedi Padawan

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    Wow, really makes want to see how different the original cut was. But it seems like they made the right choice with the official movie cut.
     
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  4. Keycube

    Keycube Jedi Master star 2

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    I've no (well...almost no) issues with the ending, but I'd still pay big money to see that original cut/vision, especially if it had no regard for "Hollywood" endings and left me feeling completely miserable, as it should (i.e., "hope" should have been more inferred, IMHO).
     
  5. Lt. Hija

    Lt. Hija Jedi Master star 4

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    Dr_Cthulhu wrote

    So that's how Cassian dies in the alternate cut ( :44): right next to his droid friend, possibly at the base of the transmission tower. Presumably, Jyn is up in the tower transmitting the blueprints - and will die alone when the Death Star incinerates the complex. Pretty cold-blooded if you ask me. The cut we got was definitely the superior one.

    They both die within a matter of several minutes. Can't say I would have minded the conclusion mentioned above, on the contrary: By transmitting the Death Star plans Jyn gives Cassian's life and death a profound meaning.

    Reflecting the ending as it is now starts to resonate in my head with Vera Lynn's famous song from 1942 (blame Stanley Kubrick and Dr. Strangelove for that...) - fortunately it didn't enter my mind watching the film during the first two times. :p
     
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  6. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Force Ghost star 4

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    It's weird to say, but I love K-2's defiant "GOODBYE" right before he smashes the control panel and is destroyed. It's as if he's aware of the sacrifice he's making, yet as a droid he's indifferent to his own fate.
     
  7. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Agreed, SheldonCooperBOT K2SO had such a poignant death scene due, in large part, to his personality conflicting with his logic programming. It was a marvelous juxtaposition of emotions... and also lack thereof.
     
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  8. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    Calling him Sheldon is an insult ACoD.
     
  9. Blue 5

    Blue 5 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I also loved how he tumbles over and the camera guides you to look him directly in his eyes...just in time to hear his body shutting down and the lights in his eyes go out. It was very impactful for me.
     
  10. Jedi Battlemaster Drallig

    Jedi Battlemaster Drallig Jedi Padawan star 1

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    K2, a droid with more genuine humanity than half the humans starring--in a good way :) Absolutely loved him,

    and for a second there thought he/it was voiced by Anthony Daniels haha
     
  11. starocean90

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  12. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    And Imperial snowtroopers, too.
     
  13. nightangel

    nightangel Force Ghost star 6

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    the best movie cut would have been them surviving. o_O
     
  14. thejeditraitor

    thejeditraitor Chosen One star 6

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    no.
     
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  15. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I've gotta agree with "no" on this. Their deaths are powerful and meaningful, not done in a cheap way for attention or anything like that. They each make the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good, and it serves the story in the most powerful way possible.
     
  16. nightangel

    nightangel Force Ghost star 6

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    It would have been equally powerful if 1 or 2 of them survived, but just much more uplifting. I just disagree that an ending with everyone dying is in any way powerful. It is just my opinion. [face_sigh]
     
  17. Blue 5

    Blue 5 Jedi Knight star 3

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    K-2SO is such a wonderful addition to the Star Wars universe. I found it fascinating how they filmed Alan Tudyk and Alan was excellent. It had to be hard acting on stilts, and the voice and dialogue flavor were spot on.

    I recently watched Rogue One with my brother and his girlfriend, who hadn't seen it yet. She LOVED K-2, and I was biting my lip and anticipating her reaction to his death. She cried "nooooooo!" and shed a tear.

    My favorites moments:

    -(VICIOUS bodyslam) Congratulations, you are being rescued. Please do not resist. (all in friendly tone)

    -"Are you talking about ME?" K-2SO has self-respect.

    -I thought I told you to wait on the ship? "YOU DID. But I thought it was boring and you were in trouble".

    -When K-2 turns around and gets shot, then quickly grabs a blaster and fires back. His wound foreshadows his death on subsequent viewings.
     
  18. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Chirrut Imwe's death was very, very sad and powerful.
     
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  19. jaqen

    jaqen Chosen One star 5

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    I liked him, sure, but none of the other deaths sparked an emotional reaction from me. Just K-2SO.
     
  20. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    So, will K2SO be in the new Cassian tv series?
     
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  21. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

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    I imagine, because Cassian said he had to. :p
     
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  22. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I'm hoping we get to see when Cassian reprogrammed K-2SO.
     
  23. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    If K2 is left out:

    “Why does Cassian get a show, and I don’t?”
     
  24. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 6

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    K2 is so funny. My favorite line of his was when he said he could survive in space. I LOLed at it last week when I watched the movie. [face_rofl]

     
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  25. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

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    I laughed. K-2SO said I had to.

    :p