Monday, December 19, 2016

Big Winter Movies Part 2. (Part 4).

Let's not dick around, it's Star Wars.

Rogue One:
A Star Wars Story (2016)


Again, as with last time, no spoilers.

Quickie version, HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!

Rundown version.
  • Star Wars came back with Force Awakens, and it's still back.
  • Personally, and this is just me, better than Force Awakens.
  • The first awesome prequel!!!!! The curse is broken!!!!
  • Still fresh off the buzz, but in this moment, I'd rank 'em...5,R1,4,7,6,3,2,1.
  • Chock full of Easter eggs for the longtime SW geek.
  • A true prequel, meshes right up to ANH.
  • You will never watch ANH the same way ever again.
  • You will want to slap in your DVD/Blu-Ray of ANH the second you make it home.
  • Did I mention "HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!"?? I did? Good.
  • Now..the nitpicky shit...
  • No opening crawl. I got over it quick. I figure, this movie goes inside the opening crawl to ANH.
  • No John Williams, and no familiar themes until the credits music. The score is good, once you're caught up in the movie, you're fine. I can see others not liking the new composer's style, but whatever. I thought it was Star Wars flavored. John Williams is classic green Mountain Dew, and this was new purple Mountain Dew. Either way, you're getting some core Dew in there.
  • Title cards for planets. That's new.
  • Best character? All the critics are saying it, but K-2SO, easily.
  • All the human characters are great too, you'll fall in love with them, especially Jyn, Cassian, and Chirrut.
  • Now for almost-spoilers. You won't understand until you see it, so I'm not really telling anything...
  • A classic ANH baddie shows up in CG form...and...uncanny valley. Not as bad as Snoke, but..yeah. I can forgive it though.
  • Odd though, because a classic ANH goodie also shows, up, and they nailed that one.
  • Vader is thinly sprinkled, but boy, do they ever make him count!!
  • Expands the SW mythos with ideas that were in Lucas's original drafts, and that have been in the novels, but now they're onscreen canon. I ate that shit up like Halloween candy.
  • Definitely have to see it at least one more time.
  • My first movie in a long time I went to at night. Circumstances demanded it.
  • Wasn't crowded at all.
  • Had to sit in the back though. Some dudes had my favorite spot. Oh well, it was a good view.
  • Ride back was sweet, barely any traffic. Lights were quick, or on my side.
  • Now, to go watch all the Youtube spoiler reviews, and Easter-egg videos I've been accumulating.
  • So, yeah, if you haven't seen it yet, you better have a damned good excuse. SEE IT NOW!!!

Hmm, yeah, I think that's rambled on long enough.

Next time, this at least once more, then Logan!!


Tezcatlipoca said...

Was this a film with a Mexican director? Loved it. Dark.

B. D. said...

This...I think it looks pretty good...

Oh the CGI G.M.T. has already been spoiled for me...seems like that's what they were all complaining about so far. I guess they didn't want to hire the guy they had for two seconds near the end of ROTS.

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