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Dec 18, 2016, 07:46 AM
 
I went to see it last Friday, and I thought it was spectacularly good, even if a bit dark for a Star Wars movie. Unlike the prequels it actually ties in very well with Episodes 4–6, and explains a bit why things are the way they are. (I'm being purposefully vague so as to not spoil anything.) The robot is great, although he is more like HK-47 rather than 3CPO … 

Highly recommended!
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Dec 18, 2016, 11:46 AM
 
I really enjoyed it as well. My family was surprised by the ending whereas I was not. But I suppose I'm more well versed in the overall story arc of Star Wars.

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Dec 18, 2016, 12:32 PM
 
Wash voices the robot? Awesome!
     
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Dec 18, 2016, 03:58 PM
 
Pretty disappointed. Suspension of disbeief and all, but
 
my inner kid, which really, really wanted to enjoy the movie just went "**** it, this is stupid", packed up its shit and went home. Leaving me to sit through the rest of the movie until the end credits.

I agree it dovetails nicely into both the prequels, which i will never ever watch again, and the actual Star Wars movies. But I've internally said farewell to what Star Wars really stood for, with this movie. Endless boring space battles like in the prequels, that eventually just have you go "oh yeah?" rather than keeping you on the edge of your seat...just like the prequels.

Pity. I had high hopes, after Episode VII thoroughly convinced me.

Maybe Episode VIII will at least manage to not be annoying.
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Dec 18, 2016, 04:10 PM
 
That seems like we're getting spoilery... eject!
     
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Dec 18, 2016, 04:37 PM
 
Sorry, edited with spoiler tags.
     
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Dec 18, 2016, 07:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
 
That was an Imperial DF8-4000 antenna assembly. The F8 series all have inbuilt data readers, and the 4000 model is top of the range. A little basic research into Imperial communication methods and you wouldn't have wasted the rest of the movie wondering about it.

I love that you buy the space battles, the Jedi, the aliens, etc, but the data reader? ONE STEP TOO FAR, GUYS!

     
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Dec 18, 2016, 08:20 PM
 
No, I'm fine with the mystical aspects of Star Wars. Aliens and space battles are just the sci-fi version of cowboys & Indians - which I think is why the ridiculously overloaded battle scenes get so boring, as in this film. Yeah, the blind guy was a little over the top, but he sets the stage for Luke's indoctrination in Ep IV.

But stuff that feels like it is added in gratuitously just to get a good spin-off gaming franchise like that
 
really annoy me.

And the antenna bit was just so mindbogglingly stupid that I just flipped into overload, after being put off and annoyed by the stupid script construction in the data archive.

I was okay with the movie up to that point.
     
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Dec 18, 2016, 08:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
But stuff that feels like it is added in gratuitously just to get a good spin-off gaming franchise like that
 
really annoy me.
I'm a little surprised that you were so taken out of the story by
 
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Dec 19, 2016, 03:16 AM
 
The physical aspect of storage and needing to be moved somewhere else for uplinking didn't bother me.

The
 
was a jarringly stupid gratuitous plot device. But even that would have been okay.

But
 
was just a "**** this idiocy" moment. Just completely killed it for me.

So much so that I even forgot how utterly awesome
 
before Episode IV.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
The physical aspect of storage and needing to be moved somewhere else for uplinking didn't bother me.

The
 
was a jarringly stupid gratuitous plot device. But even that would have been okay.

But
 
was just a "**** this idiocy" moment. Just completely killed it for me.
If I were to nitpick, I'd actually be bothered by your first item and not bothered so much about the second.
 
but as far as incredible things go, the
 

I'm surprised, though, that this seemed to have dragged you out of the movie, though.

I really, really, really liked the first scene of the movie, it set the whole tone appropriately as did the depiction of war itself.
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Dec 19, 2016, 08:17 AM
 
Watched it. Enjoyed it. A lot. All this talk about the tape storage systems taking them out of the film to say WTF?!, and no one has mentioned...
 

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Dec 19, 2016, 08:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Wash voices the robot? Awesome!
He also voices Hei Hei the chicken in Moana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaGYXjMwS60

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Dec 19, 2016, 11:29 AM
 
Too many nitpicks. The movie was awesome.

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Dec 19, 2016, 12:07 PM
 
Haven't seen this yet, maybe next week. excited though I am concerned about the CGI Peter Cushing....
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Dec 20, 2016, 12:26 PM
 
Saw it last night, pretty happy overall with it, didn't pull any punches at the end.

 
     
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Dec 20, 2016, 12:31 PM
 
gd I can't wait to see this. this is torture.
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Dec 20, 2016, 04:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Saw it last night, pretty happy overall with it, didn't pull any punches at the end.

 
I agree entirely.

 
     
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
Too many nitpicks.
Yes indeed.
     
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Dec 23, 2016, 10:23 AM
 
Boring. The first Star Wars film that ever put me to sleep in the theater.
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That tends to happen to the elderly.
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Boring. The first Star Wars film that ever put me to sleep in the theater.
Why does this not surprise me?

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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
That tends to happen to the elderly.

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Dec 23, 2016, 04:41 PM
 
^^^



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Dec 24, 2016, 09:56 AM
 
Bummer about Carrie.
     
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Yeah. Terrible news. Hopefully she pulls through.

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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
That tends to happen to the elderly.
It's true, we do have better taste in films.
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
Why does this not surprise me?
It surprised me, I really liked Ep VII.
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Bummer about Carrie.
She's "lucky" it happened on a plane, surrounded by people trained in CPR. If it had happened at home, she would have been found hours later by someone.

Instead of being found dead, she's out of the ER and in Intensive Care. No word on waking up yet.
     
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Also lucky it didn't happen over the North Pole.
     
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Dec 27, 2016, 09:18 AM
 
Nice. Happy with that. Plen ty to chew on, great performances. Star destroyers ploughing into other star destroyers.
Ending was pretty cool. Glad they toughed it out to make the ending they did.

Looked like some of the star destroyer effects were practical too. I may be wrong but it sure looked liek it and better for it.
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Dec 27, 2016, 02:12 PM
 
And now she's gone.

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Dec 27, 2016, 02:19 PM
 
That kinda puts a pall on things.
     
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Dec 27, 2016, 02:31 PM
 
going to see Rogue One tonight, now I feel depressed with the news about dear Carrie.

What an awful year this has been.
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Dec 27, 2016, 06:46 PM
 
Just saw it.
 
     
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Dec 27, 2016, 07:33 PM
 
just saw it too. I enjoyed the serious tone - it had an almost Guns of the Navarone feel to it.

 
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
just saw it too. I enjoyed the serious tone - it had an almost Guns of the Navarone feel to it.

 
 


As for the movie, I saw it three times - liked it waaay more than VII. Solid story, dark, and most importantly not a retread. Loved
 
     
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My wife and I saw Rogue One at an Alamo Drafthouse yesterday. It was amazing. My son summed it up nicely: "it's a World War II movie - like the ones made during the war." Yes, it really felt that way. I'm still processing how I feel about all of it, but it was really, really amazing.

 


The Alamo Drafthouses here in San Antonio, as well as Austin and Houston and elsewhere, held a "light saber" vigil for Carrie on the 28th. There were a LOT of people there.

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Jan 3, 2017, 11:59 AM
 
I saw it just now. As usual I have stayed away from threads like this, but I went in with high hopes as many people have liked it, and...

Well, let's just say that is rare for me to agree with Cap'n Tightpants. This was dull, at least the central bit.

 


So, yeah. Last act I liked, and I would have liked to see more of that, but it dragged insanely in the middle.
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Jan 3, 2017, 12:23 PM
 
saw it this weekend. I enjoyed it for the most part. I tried to be spoiler free as possible, so I didn't know it dovetailed right into the beginning of ep4 like that.

 
     
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<offtopic>Is kawaii really used in the English language? It's rare for Japanese words and notions to enter foreign languages (at least those that aren't related to food).</offtopic>
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<lol way off topic> when you use kawaii you may also want to include ^_^ along with a few "ne, ne"s , and though I can't hear you, I also suggest you speak using a very high register voice. </lol way off topic>
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It's used on the internet, isn't that enough? You got my meaning. ^_^

 
     
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perfectly clear!
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Saw it a third time. Still holds up. Sorry some of you didn't like it.

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I enjoyed it as much as TFA. It was fun. In particular I thought the retrieval of the plans was subtle genius; It made no ****ing sense it today's world, but in the world of the 70s it was probably apropos.

I thought ending with Leia was more stupid than I can handle. (Great CG in most cases though)
     
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The beginning was a bit slow for me but it really took off in the last hour and it was a perfect segway into Episode 4! Now we know why Vader was so mad at them denying they were rebels because he SAW their ship detach from the destroyer.
     
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I'm just going to have to drop this here:
 

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[QUOTE=ghporter;4372810]I'm just going to have to drop this here:
 


IIRC It's a
 
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
It's used on the internet, isn't that enough? You got my meaning. ^_^

 
Well, I speak Japanese, so yes, but I guess I just wasn't aware that kawaii has made its way into the more mainstream US English vocabulary. You see, many of my friends also speak Japanese, and seasoning my sentences with a few Japanese words for good measure and to convey quite specific notions is normal to me. But us expats are hardly representative, so I wasn't aware how these words have spread.

If you don't my curiosity: where have you first heard it? In some kind of special forum (e. g. manga or anime forums)?
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