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  1. KontradictioN

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    Looks awesome. I'm going to see it next week. It has 85% currently on Rotten Tomatoes.
     
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    I saw it yesterday. Before I give my opinion, I think I need to qualify it.

    I was never a HUGE Star Wars fan. I liked the original trilogy well enough, but I wasn't a fanboy. I hated the prequels and they pushed me away from Star Wars altogether. I thought The Force Awakens was pretty good, even if it was a rehash of A New Hope; not as good as the originals, but far better than the prequels.

    With that said, Rogue One was ****ing fantastic. I am going to give it another watch, but so far, it's at least as good as the originals. I was highly impressed with it on my first viewing. The movie got a standing ovation at the theater.

    I hope they do more movies like this.


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    The CGI on Tarkin was outstanding, and only ok on Leia. It was cool to see Darth Vader again and he had a couple good moments. His lightsabering against the rebels was awesome. There were no crazy CGI effects with him flying everywhere (like Yoda), just a cold, methodical, death march down that hallway. Very awesome.

    And it was very fitting for them all to die. They did what they had to do and gave their lives for it. It's a perfect way to bring everything to where A New Hope began.
     
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    Seeing it tonight. VERY EXCITE!!!
     
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    I am hopefully going to see it this Friday. I am so super pumped for this movie.
     
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    I'm probably going to get jumped on by the fanboys here, but I thought that was the best edition since "The Empire Strikes Back". That was awesome.
     
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    You're not the first to say that. It just makes me want to see it more now. Awesome avatar btw. I can't wait for the second half of the season to start for TWD.
     
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    Glad I'm not alone on that, and in thinking it belongs right alongside "Empire".

    I'm taking my girls to see it Friday. I might even see it again after that.
     
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    The Vader scene at the end was absolutely NASTY. What an awesome way to the movie... by having him absolutely slay about 20+ rebels. I also like how they stuck to the old effects (like the ones used in the binoculars and on the video screen in the Death Star). It's the little things like that which make the movie even better and make me associate it more with the superior original trilogy. I will be seeing this again in theaters. My girlfriend has never seen Star Wars. I may take her to see this in theaters and then throw on "A New Hope" after that.
     
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    "Empire" is still the GOAT Star Wars movie. This is #2, followed by ROTJ IMO.
     
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    I went to see it yesterday. I didn't like it. i was bored too tears. the same old ****.
     
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    I agree, I was disappointed as hell. The main characters where bland, the story over the top. It was Star Wars fan fiction to an embarrassing degree.
     
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    Eh, to each their own.
     
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    Yep.

    I watched it again today with my daughters. I still give it high marks. I actually appreciated some of the little details in the graphics, and Donnie Yen (Ip Man!) still puts a smile on my face.

    Only gripe, and I had this the first time, was how close the rebel blasters are to AR-15s. But that's a very minor quibble.
     
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    So robbing the cradle?
     
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    Just saw it yesterday; I'm a diehard SW fanboy so I went in expecting to like it...and I did. The ending was so fantastic...a great transition to episode 4. 10x better than Force Awakens...not perfect but I'm not disappointed at all.
     
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    Nope. 3 year age difference. She was more into cartoons and singing movies. I showed her "Heat" (my favorite movie) for the first time last night and she said "wow, that was really good". So I have hope that she'll like SW.
     
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    I thought it was really good, but I'd like to know how the storyline evolved over the past year. If you watch the original teaser trailer, I don't think a single line of dialogue from that preview made it into the final cut. The scene of Director Krennic walking in the water (and stormtroopers storming the beach) was gone. Several of the hero shots were replaced also.
     
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    heat is a classic. that's a must own movie.
     
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    Saw it tonight. I'll go a step further and say "Rogue One" is the best Star Wars entry since "A New Hope" and "Empire Strikes Back." By contrast it showed just how lame "The Force Awakens" truly was. THIS was the cast that should've been in "The Force Awakens" which -- like the prequels -- was wrecked by bad casting rendering characters you couldn't care about.
     
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    I will agree that on second viewing, I was reminded just how much of a letdown Force Awakens was for all its hype.

    I think the pressure to get Force Awakens right forced them into some lazy decisions with the plot and characters, while the producers probably also felt hamstrung by having to stick with the Skywalker saga to keep people interested.

    Disney took a risk with Rogue One and it paid off. Hopefully, Rogue One will show them that people will dig Star Wars, even if it's a pretty much new cast and characters.

    EDIT - I still love that Donnie Yen was in this movie!

    And now more to say on all this, but I hope movies like Deadpool, Rogue One, and maybe even Guardians of the Galaxy show Hollywood that the audience will reward a little risk. In those cases (and others I'm sure but I can't think of them), producers had to step outside the bounds of comfort, but in doing so, were free to tell a good story and create interesting characters. The audience groaned during the Transformers and Fast 8 previews; we're tired of the same old **** rehashed and retreaded.

    Cable/Internet TV gets it with shows like Westworld and Stranger Things. Hopefully, Hollywood will figure it out too.
     
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