What STAR WARS thing are you tuned into?
What did you think about ROGUE ONE?
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Have I even gone on about it?
I tried to read the set-up book CATALYST which I gleefully bailed on, mid-way.
I then endured all Eleven Hours of the Rogue One Novelization. I read book on the Audible reader. The only scene not in the movie that was in the book was the famous cut Jyn Erso vs TIE Fighter at the Finale on the Skarif Tower. It must have been one of the last things to be cut and reshot.
Actual (not) Cut Footage!
Cassian Andor is given a smidge of character depth with an inner struggle regarding blowing away his Act 1 Informant. And the Set-Up to CLIMB!! in Act 3, By The Way but iDigress...
Baze & Chirrut share a Brotherhood of the Guardian of the Whills. Yet I think we all like the ambiguity of the film better regarding their relationship.
I liked the Bad Guy. So insipid, So Better-Than-You. Director Orson Krennic.
Once Again...Actual (not) Footage from the Film!!
As a life-long Asthma suffer, I can only feel True Empathy for Saw Gererra.
The Droid didn't steal the show but he earned his keep.
The real comic relief was Donnie Yen as the blind Guardian of the Whills, Chirrut Imwe. And his unmistakable contribution to Our Star Wars Lore...
"I am One with The Force and The Force is With Me."
I liked the ending. A lot. It was like a real War Movie. It put War back in Star Wars. It was like a Samurai movie.
I loved the cheese and I loved the costumes & sets. It was a time machine to a Galaxy a Long, Long Time Ago...1977. The haircuts. The costumes. It was all water-tight to fit next to the opening crawl of Episode IV A New Hope.
These are Our Rebel Spies.
Every planet has it name put in the frame upon arrival.
Where Darth Vader's Castle is Located. In the book...Director Krennic is simply summoned to Mustafar.
If you know your STAR WARS REBELS, Mustafar is a creepy place where legend says its where Jedi are taken to die...
So Rogue One the Movie, definitely pretty good. The book? Ugh. As a Star Wars fan, I'm glad I could get through it. I'd reread the Prequels but not this one.