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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 18:31 
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I'm going to attempt to put my thoughts to screen in the vein of Pete and try and convey my impressions of the film and how I think it fitted into the universe and mythos. I pray your indulgence.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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I think the robot in CoD:is was strides cooler than the robot in R1.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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I think the robot in CoD:is was strides cooler than the robot in R1.

Both cooler than Jarvis though.


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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 23:21 
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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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It's pretty good. You get to fly spaceships and drive lorries.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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Went to the movie with my 7-year old daughter.. (first checked with the cinema if it was allowed), cinema had a new 'premium' room with Special glasses with some chip in them.. i was mightily impressed by the 3d... especially e.g. the scene when the chief scientist (forgot his name) looks out from the comms tower on the battlefield... you really felt if you were looking outside..

And my 7 year old thought it was quite funny..

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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Nothing wrong with it in my opinion.

Blind kung-fu monk is the easiest non-spoiler thing I can think of that was clearly wrong.

SPACE kung fu, thank you very much.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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We took our 4.5 week old baby with us when see this last night. He was in one of those snuggly wrappy things, up tight against Lady T's bewbies so he slept through most of it. A few of the louder PEW PEW bits (and one or two of the loud musical stabs) startled him a bit though, which was quite funny.

My few cents, the start seemed a little slow and I wasn't sure if I was really 'feeling it' but once the action started it was really exciting and quite thrilling. A nice piece of cinema escapism for us. I really felt like it conveyed the immense scale of the bigger space ships, as well as the menace and threat posed (by the death star but also especially the
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imperial walkers.... and Vader, I thought maybe he wouldn't do much, but then he had that brief, but majorly kickass scene...
. The droid was excellent, i genuinely LOLd a few times, some nice humour without being too much in the way of forced-wacky-wisecrack japes.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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I thought Rogue One was quite good but severely lacking characters with whom you could empathise. Jynn was pathetic when she needed to appear to be strong and street smart.

I didn't like her keeping her posh accent despite supposedly living with terrorists and on the streets from about 5 years old but also cutting from being found by Forest whitaker to being taken by the Rebels really was too much of a jump. Just 10 minutes of her surviving on the streets getting into scrapes would have been much better and shorten some of the ridiculous planet hopping.

I did enjoy the weighty feel to the environments and the dirtiness of them and some action sequences toward the end were good. I wasn't impressed with the space battles as I just felt the rebels were making a mess of everything by turning up there. Things were going just fine until they showed up.

I think it struggled tonally to be a 'darker' film and be Star Wars. Too many nods to the franchise as a whole which compromised the tone. They should have made it more standalone in feel, get rid of things like male female daring do couple with droid in tow.

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Saw this last night. It was OK. Enjoyable. Felt a bit cheesy - a bit 'forced' in places - but I guess that's par for the course with the Star Wars films.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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Saw this last night as well. It's ok. To me, the direction didn't feel very cohesive. It's quite underlit in a documentary style, with very short depth of field in many of the character shots for at least the first 30 mins. Almost like they're trying to create a more intimate atmosphere, but it sits at odds with the shorthand nature in which they're treating the narrative and character development. The ending is exciting in a way that we've come to expect from a SW action sequence though done better than the originals because of tech.

It feels very much like they re-imagined/rescued this movie in the editing suite. Really not sure about Gareth Edwards as a director and whether he has the experience to really do something like this justice as he's gone from micro budget film that got noticed, to big budget film that was a bit of a mess to this. He certainly seems to have a blessed career, however.

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It's quite underlit in a documentary style, with very short depth of field in many of the character shots for at least the first 30 mins. Almost like they're trying to create a more intimate atmosphere, but it sits at odds with the shorthand nature in which they're treating the narrative and character development. ... It feels very much like they re-imagined/rescued this movie in the editing suite.
That's very insightful IMO!


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Really not sure about Gareth Edwards as a director ... He certainly seems to have a blessed career, however.

I preferred him when he was a rugby player.

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GazChap wrote:
DBSnappa wrote:
Really not sure about Gareth Edwards as a director ... He certainly seems to have a blessed career, however.

I preferred him when he was a rugby player.

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Trufax: I'm named after Gareth Edwards the rugby player.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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Trufax: I'm named after Gareth Edwards the rugby player.

I knew your real name was Edward!

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GazChap wrote:
Trufax: I'm named after Gareth Edwards the rugby player.

I always assumed it was Gareth Chaplin, the 1930s Halifax Town footballer.


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Middle name is Edward. Although there was a Port Vale footballer called Gareth Griffiths. I think he may have played for Shrewsbury for a brief period, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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Middle name is Edward. Although there was a Port Vale footballer called Gareth Griffiths. I think he may have played for Shrewsbury for a brief period, too.

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Mother's maiden name was Salmon. Date of birth is 23rd April 1924.

Which would have made her 60'ish when she had you.

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Sorry, I meant my date of birth.

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Date of birth is 23rd April 1924.

You look pretty good, considering.


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Too late to backpedal now, granddad.

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Mother's maiden name was Salmon. Date of birth is 23rd April 1924.

Are you related to my friend Kate Salmon?

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Mother's maiden name was Salmon. Date of birth is 23rd April 1924.

Are you related to my friend Kate Salmon?

Yes.

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GazChap wrote:
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Mother's maiden name was Salmon. Date of birth is 23rd April 1924.

Are you related to my friend Kate Salmon?

Yes.

What about Richard Herring?


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Him too. And Mr Russell, for that matter.

And ex-ITV weatherman Fred Turbot, but I don't like to talk about that connection.

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