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First half of the film:

Second half of the film:

The movie starts off good with the suitably dramatic if not a bit predictable opening. 

But then it has a big lull where the story is kinda meandering from planet to planet and it's over written and not enough time is given to the characters to "bond" in the 1st half. 

But in the mid point of film with Vader shows up and we get into the second half of the film is all Star Wars fan boy porn. It's a little shameless in trying to please Star Wars fans, but for Star Wars "action" scenes this is the best Star Wars action film since Return of the Jedi. The space battles are awesome and a direct call back to ROTJ/ANH. And the Darth Vader bit at the end .... oooooohhh my. I was grinning ear to ear, not even gonna lie. 

It has probably higher highs than The Force Awakens (though Rey wrecking Kylo Ren was pretty bad ass), but it is a much more uneven film. The first half of the film needs a re-write.

By the end of the film you do begin to care for the characters, but it reaches a somber climax just as you're really getting a feel for the characters, which is in part a failure of the first half of the film to properly give them time to gel. 

Also the lack of John Williams' music is noticably huge, the score is bland. Well worth the admission price though. Will be seeing it again this weekend. 



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TFA was much better. More memorable characters, better acting. Felicity Jones was flat... Virtually all of her line delivery was the same.

R1 had no memorable new characters, besides the droid, which I can't even remember the name of. I did not remember the names of any of the new characters nor did I really care when they died. We just didn't get enough about them to care about them.
Still a fun movie though, and the Vader scenes were amazing. Definitely redeemed Vader after the whole "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
TFA was much better. More memorable characters, better acting. Felicity Jones was flat... Virtually all of her line delivery was the same.

R1 had no memorable new characters, besides the droid, which I can't even remember the name of. I did not remember the names of any of the new characters nor did I really care when they died. We just didn't get enough about them to care about them.
Still a fun movie though, and the Vader scenes were amazing. Definitely redeemed Vader after the whole "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

Donnie Yen's character was pretty cool. They didn't really do enough to explain who he was though. 

Dat Darth Vader though. Totally redeemed him for going out like a chump in Episode III. 



I thought it was pretty good with the third arc having some of the best action of the entire franchise and some cool nods and unexpected and welcomed cameos. But I didn't find the new characters all that interesting espically compare to the new cast of The Force Awakens. Though I will probably see again espically for that Vader scene and to see feel comfortable saying I like the force awakens more.



homer said:
Terrible CGI for the characters. Tarkin and Leia looked like they belong in Polar Express, not Star Wars. Also Darth Vader's lines were comical. "Be careful that you don't choke on your own ambitions." Lame. Bacta scene was awesome though.

Tarkin was very off, I agree, but I thought Leia looked amazing.

Vader is supposed to be a smart arse, he can say what he wants, there's no-one left to oppose him.



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mysteryman said:
homer said:
Terrible CGI for the characters. Tarkin and Leia looked like they belong in Polar Express, not Star Wars. Also Darth Vader's lines were comical. "Be careful that you don't choke on your own ambitions." Lame. Bacta scene was awesome though.

Tarkin was very off, I agree, but I thought Leia looked amazing.

Vader is supposed to be a smart arse, he can say what he wants, there's no-one left to oppose him.

I thought Tarkin was off in his first scene but was fine for the rest of the film.



Well, yeah, that was good. I think that TFA is better developing characters, but the highs in this films tops the highs in TFA. Basically what Soundwave said in the previous post. Those are exactly my thoughts. It could do with a more character-based first half like TFA. I'll watch it a second time, no doubt about it. These films are way superior than any of the prequels, so I'll say, thanks to bring that SW feeling again, Disney. Obviously they do it for the money, but movies are quality again.



Aussie Vader gave this movie a thumbs up, so it must be Good!



I really liked fact that the movie didn't have many forced jokes or funny moments (to be honest it was the darkest Star Wars movie in my opinion).
Although Chirrut Îmwe qoute "Are you kidding me? I'm blind!" when they were putting a bag on his face was absolutely amazing.



I was waiting for this thread!

Yes, Rogue one is a good movie unlike the pile of excrements that episode 7 was. Go see it! It won't ask you to take leaps of faith or just run with unexplained backgrounds or ridiculous science fiction (magical time traveling bending beams split and go!). Everything makes sense enough and is plausable. It is by far a much better and satisfying movie.

If Episide 7 was half of this instead of a shameless copy filled with lots of ilogical and unexplained events, i would be looking forward to episode 8. God i'm wishing they remake the original trilogy instead now. Screw the new trilogy. It's already been soiled tbh.

 

Oh and K2-S0 > all other character Disney came up with.