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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

Also, does the view from the cockpit of a B29 remind you of anything?

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

So apparently Vader's scene at the end was a late decision reshooting schedule scene not originally planned. Oh my, that scene alone earns the film a whole extra star.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:57 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

So apparently Vader's scene at the end was a late decision reshooting schedule scene not originally planned. Oh my, that scene alone earns the film a whole extra star.

I thought that too.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:29 PM

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View PostJohnRogers, on 13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

So apparently Vader's scene at the end was a late decision reshooting schedule scene not originally planned. Oh my, that scene alone earns the film a whole extra star.

I thought that too.
Yeah.  While a fun scene, it comes across as a post script to everything else.  A second-thought, fun way to segue into Episode IV.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:48 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

So apparently Vader's scene at the end was a late decision reshooting schedule scene not originally planned. Oh my, that scene alone earns the film a whole extra star.

It was a smart move.   If Vader had made a mere "cameo appearance" in the film, where he didn't do anything notable, fans would have been really disappointed.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:09 AM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 14 January 2017 - 09:48 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

So apparently Vader's scene at the end was a late decision reshooting schedule scene not originally planned. Oh my, that scene alone earns the film a whole extra star.

It was a smart move.   If Vader had made a mere "cameo appearance" in the film, where he didn't do anything notable, fans would have been really disappointed.
I agree.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:58 PM

View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 05 January 2017 - 04:03 PM, said:

View PostTheAccountant, on 31 December 2016 - 07:31 PM, said:

Just saw it for a third time and man am I impressed!!  Anyway, got a question that could be a spoiler so,,,,  spoiler alert!!!




Spoiler question:

When the stormtroopers are ambushed in the desert city and their was a great (IMO) battle in the city,  did it remind any of you of Black Hawk Down??  For some reason I kept thinking that it was a Star Wars version of Black Hawk Down.  I very much enjoyed both the fight in this movie and that movie - just wondered if any of you had the same reaction.

What a movie!!
Black Hawk Down is one of my favorite movies. I didn't have that thought watching Rogue One but I can definitely see why you did. I loved all of the battles in R1. It was the most gritty of any of the Star Wars movies.

Definitely agree with you about the grittyness.  I think that was a big part of why I liked the movie so much.  A lot of folks in my office made the same exact comment.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:19 PM

View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 10 January 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

View PostMaverick, on 10 January 2017 - 04:46 PM, said:

View PostTheAccountant, on 31 December 2016 - 07:31 PM, said:

Just saw it for a third time and man am I impressed!!  Anyway, got a question that could be a spoiler so,,,,  spoiler alert!!!




Spoiler question:

When the stormtroopers are ambushed in the desert city and their was a great (IMO) battle in the city,  did it remind any of you of Black Hawk Down??  For some reason I kept thinking that it was a Star Wars version of Black Hawk Down.  I very much enjoyed both the fight in this movie and that movie - just wondered if any of you had the same reaction.

What a movie!!

It very well could have been.  I read/saw where Episode VII paid homage to scenes from other great movies.
I've always thought that Episode IV was inspired heavily by WW2 genre movies. The Empire is very much like Nazis, with their uniforms, shape of their helmets, even to the point of using the term "stormtrooper". And the escape of the Millenium Falcon from the Deathstar was like an air attack on a B-17 from ME 109s.

Great point about WW2.  Totally agree.  The escape from the Death Star was always my favorite part of the movie and yes, I had the exact reaction / feeling you speak of concerning  a B-17 & ME 109's.  Loved Han & Luke up in those turrets.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:21 PM

Hyperbolically speaking the first half was Phantom Menace bad, the second half New Hope good. And the loudness of the score was annoying as hell. The makers have never heard of 'silence speaking volumes?'  I also find it insufferable how some Star Wars fanboys and girls gloat on about how many times they see these movies. There's lots of comparably good movies that get released that get little support yet these people go on and on about how many times they've (presumably) paid to see the SAME movie over and over. I just don't get this type of unnecessary loyalty.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 04:41 PM

View Postgoose, on 15 January 2017 - 11:09 AM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 14 January 2017 - 09:48 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

So apparently Vader's scene at the end was a late decision reshooting schedule scene not originally planned. Oh my, that scene alone earns the film a whole extra star.

It was a smart move.   If Vader had made a mere "cameo appearance" in the film, where he didn't do anything notable, fans would have been really disappointed.
I agree.

that was kick ass. here is my current ranking of the Star Wars movies

A New Hope
Empire
Force Awakens
Rogue One
Revenge of The Sith
Jedi
Phantom
Clones

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:06 PM

View PostTheAccountant, on 15 January 2017 - 07:19 PM, said:

View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 10 January 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

View PostMaverick, on 10 January 2017 - 04:46 PM, said:

View PostTheAccountant, on 31 December 2016 - 07:31 PM, said:

Just saw it for a third time and man am I impressed!!  Anyway, got a question that could be a spoiler so,,,,  spoiler alert!!!




Spoiler question:

When the stormtroopers are ambushed in the desert city and their was a great (IMO) battle in the city,  did it remind any of you of Black Hawk Down??  For some reason I kept thinking that it was a Star Wars version of Black Hawk Down.  I very much enjoyed both the fight in this movie and that movie - just wondered if any of you had the same reaction.

What a movie!!

It very well could have been.  I read/saw where Episode VII paid homage to scenes from other great movies.
I've always thought that Episode IV was inspired heavily by WW2 genre movies. The Empire is very much like Nazis, with their uniforms, shape of their helmets, even to the point of using the term "stormtrooper". And the escape of the Millenium Falcon from the Deathstar was like an air attack on a B-17 from ME 109s.

Great point about WW2.  Totally agree.  The escape from the Death Star was always my favorite part of the movie and yes, I had the exact reaction / feeling you speak of concerning  a B-17 & ME 109's.  Loved Han & Luke up in those turrets.
Lucas is literally on record confirming all of this.  They modeled the tie/X-wing etc moves on wwii dogfight scenes and everything about the movie was heavily influenced by the movies of his youth.




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