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Old 11-28-2016, 12:04 AM   #101
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The new ad they released as ticket pre-orders went on sale is really pushing the Vader angle.
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:45 AM   #102
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The new ad they released as ticket pre-orders went on sale is really pushing the Vader angle.
The talk all along has been that Vader isn't in this film a lot.
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:55 PM   #103
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http://variety.com/2016/film/feature...edy-1201923806
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Sifting interviews for Indy news, none yet...
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:21 PM   #104
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Maybe when the press conference and premiere roll around. If not, Marshall will probably be doing the rounds for "Assassin's Creed" in the next few weeks.
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Old 12-02-2016, 01:00 PM   #105
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Post-production wrapped this week, November 28. Hope the ending works...
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Tony Gilroy, who was brought in to rewrite and help oversee reshoots for the Gareth Edwards-directed Star Wars film, out Dec. 16, will pocket north of $5 million for his efforts, say sources. He first was brought in to help write dialogue and scenes for Rogue’s reshoots and was being paid $200,000 a week, according to several sources. That figure is fairly normal for a top-tier writer on a big-budget studio film. But as the workload (and the reshoots) expanded, so did Gilroy's time and paycheck.
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:40 PM   #106
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No reviews yet, embargo lifts tomorrow.
Word is half(!) the trailer footage didn't make the final cut.
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Old 12-13-2016, 11:48 PM   #107
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saw it at Disney. It is good B+ The story jumps too much at first and too many characters. But quailty stuff. Fan boys will be happy. Lots fo toys to sell
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:12 PM   #108
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I had no problem with the start as they focused on different planets pulling together the different threads of the story to get to Jedha. Overall I thought it was very good. Well worth watching.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:10 PM   #109
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Early reviews are very positive and so far people seem to be reacting with great enthusiasm. I'm excited!
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:02 PM   #110
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Even though there's no opening crawl, John Williams isn't doing the score and the overall premise is pretty much what someone writing fan fiction online would come up with(and without Lucas's involvment) I say this the closest any Star Wars film has gotten since 1983 with capturing the same sense of excitement and quality on the level of original trilogy. I won't go as far and say it deserves a Best Picture nomination or anything, but as a blockbuster it's really fun and will, if nothing else, bring goodwill towards the Star Wars brand which is always a good thing.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:23 PM   #111
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Even though there's no opening crawl, John Williams isn't doing the score and the overall premise is pretty much what someone writing fan fiction online would come up with(and without Lucas's involvment) I say this the closest any Star Wars film has gotten since 1983 with capturing the same sense of excitement and quality on the level of original trilogy. I won't go as far and say it deserves a Best Picture nomination or anything, but as a blockbuster it's really fun and will, if nothing else, bring goodwill towards the Star Wars brand which is always a good thing.
Much like nothing will ever touch Raiders, those films are engrained on our minds and are cinema classics, it's going to be nigh on impossible for a sequel or prequel to top them. But I agree it's a good film.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:52 PM   #112
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Really enjoyed the film...I think it is certainly better then the Force Awakens, although I am aware of how much that is a matter of opinion. But really, am still in shock and awe.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:29 AM   #113
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While Rogue One: A Star War Story took place just before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the following took place just after it.


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Old 12-19-2016, 09:51 AM   #114
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saw it at Disney. It is good B+ The story jumps too much at first and too many characters. But quailty stuff. Fan boys will be happy. Lots fo toys to sell

That was my assessment as well. I thought it jumped around from planet to planet to much early on, without fully introducing and developing the characters. That being said I loved the movie, though I do prefer "The Force Awakens." It certainly shows a grittier more realistic approach to combat than we have seen in any previous Star Wars film.
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Old 12-19-2016, 12:31 PM   #115
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Is this a spoiler thread? I LOVED the film, it was really good, a lot of fun, tons of cool easter eggs and homages. Much better film than TFA!
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:33 PM   #116
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I liked it a lot. It was the gritty, dark Star Wars film I've been wanting for a long time.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:35 PM   #117
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This film was the SW film I was looking for all this time- this was the kind of thing I expected from Ep 3 and didn't get. It was also the quality I wanted in TFA but didn't get.

I seriously can't express my love for this film. But I did make a Jyn Erso cosplay so that counts.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:44 AM   #118
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Is this a spoiler thread? I LOVED the film, it was really good, a lot of fun, tons of cool easter eggs and homages. Much better film than TFA!

We don't really do spoiler or non-spoiler threads save for new Indy films, but as it just came out, and many haven't seen it yet, discretion is appropriate, whether that's spoiler tags or talking around the subject.

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Old 12-25-2016, 04:44 AM   #119
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It's a shame Bail Organa was foolish enough to return to Alderaan given his importance to the Rebel Alliance and that he knew the Death Star could destroy a planet and as the home of a known Rebel leader, Alderaan would be an obvious target.
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Old 12-26-2016, 01:38 PM   #120
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SPOLIER for anyone reading this thread but had nto seen the movie.....







The last scene - if Vader knew what was going on (and being a bad ass jedi we have to belive he knew the urgency of the situation) why didn't he just nuke everyone in passage way? Instead of the cutsiey killing them one by one - and giving the rebels enough time to make the most drawn out hand off ever? TO me this is as big of a plot hole as why the little people didnt take they giant eagles to drop off the ring in the hobbit movies....
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Old 12-26-2016, 02:00 PM   #121
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TO me this is as big of a plot hole as why the little people didnt take they giant eagles to drop off the ring in the hobbit movies....

Well, we are talking about a man who hates sand. You know, it's coarse. Gets everywhere. Perhaps he was thinking about other things at the time.
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:59 PM   #122
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roundshort, I think it you listen to the stormtrooper back-chattering in Rogue One you'd understand that Vader is an older model whose processor needs to be warm up after a long stint in a Bacta Tank.

It's likely the same reason why Vader's settings weren't right in his TIE fighter in New Hope -- he still didn't have his equilibrium back, which I would argue Vader didn't get back until Bespin in Empire.

To round short's point and speaking of New Hope, my big problem with Imperial technology is how does a ship get a name like 'Star Destroyer' when it can't even blow up a tiny blockade runner?


Seriously, as to Rogue One, I've never been a big Star Wars fan -- but I have always been a fan of Star Wars production art, going back to the original 'Star Wars Sketchbook' that came out shortly after New Hope. My copy is battered and dog-eared but it is one of my most prized possessions from my childhood. Without even really cracking a copy, I bought my son 'The Art of Rogue One' for Christmas. I have been very impressed with the quality of the art and believe that some part of the success of the film can be attributed to the early artwork to help the identity of the picture. If you get a chance, I recommend it to all.

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Old 12-26-2016, 08:32 PM   #123
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SPOLIER for anyone reading this thread but had nto seen the movie.....







The last scene - if Vader knew what was going on (and being a bad ass jedi we have to belive he knew the urgency of the situation) why didn't he just nuke everyone in passage way? Instead of the cutsiey killing them one by one - and giving the rebels enough time to make the most drawn out hand off ever? TO me this is as big of a plot hole as why the little people didnt take they giant eagles to drop off the ring in the hobbit movies....

Vader doesn't carry a hand-held nuke. Vader only carries a lightsaber. So that's what he used.
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:38 PM   #124
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Vader doesn't carry a hand-held nuke. Vader only carries a lightsaber. So that's what he used.
Spoiler below










I guess he means why didn't they target the rebel flag ship that had the transmission, instead of boarding it and risking people escaping with the plans. I am unsure if the first Death Star is supposed to be capable of targeting a capital ship (It targets cities in Rogue One so maybe its possible), plus its recharge time is much longer than the Death Start II, which could fire again quite quickly. After firing on Scarif, it may have needed time to recharge. Perhaps Tarkin would have been better off firing on the rebel flagship instead of Scarif. I didn't think about it until after the movie, but the Empire must have still had personnel on Scarif, showing their disregard for their own men.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:45 PM   #125
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This is the director’s choice to mute characters, to keep all of their line-readings subdued, and it’s what doomed directors like M. Night.
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