Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I just saw my first non-fan criticism of the trailer on my feed. "Ugh ANOTHER Death Star? After they blew up that planet in the last one? Why do they keep doing this? Did they not get the black kid back for it?"

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 162
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

It's just that I don't know how the Rebellion couldn't have won the war sooner if they had TWO of those sweet staches on their side.

Uh oh, Jacob's gone full Tami on us.

I just saw my first non-fan criticism of the trailer on my feed. "Ugh ANOTHER Death Star? After they blew up that planet in the last one? Why do they keep doing this? Did they not get the black kid ba

This fall on AMC... Captain Literal v Mister Sardonic: The Dawn of Eye Rolling.

Doctor Sardonic.

 

I'm spreading the word about R1 to all the non-fans I know. They like the trailer - it looks like the stereotypical Star Wars they expect. I think that's good.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone else noticing a distinct lack of starfighters engaging in combat? Sure, some classic X-wings were in the background and some pilots were running around the base (presumably Yavin) but it doesn't look like the story is about X-wing pilots. Perhaps a better title would have been The Rogue One.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Maybe the X-Wing squadron renamed themselves Rogue One in honor of the Fallen heroes who recovered the plans?

I mean, that's pretty much exactly what Luke Skywalker would do.

 

and then he ran away away....ohhhhh brave sir luke

Link to post
Share on other sites

We don't know that Jyn "falls", or that Rogue Squadron doesn't already exist before this story starts. You're stretching

Which is why I used the word "maybe". Duh.

 

But its a plausible guess given the information we have right now

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it plausible, though? We really have no information to build on yet. That's why I search for spoilers!

 

Look at it this way. Rogue Squadron appears in ESB, and is apparently destroyed to the last airspeeder in the battle of Hoth. It isn't referenced again, except in books where they become elite super-duper-pooper uber pilots that could wipe out the Empire by themselves. Does it seem plausible that Disney would title a major product around the story of how the rather minor (in the films) Rogues got their name? Is that a story anyone cares about? I'm sure the fearsome and powerful Story Group twisted some arms to make this happen.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, that's what I'm saying. The movies aren't made for fans - the books, cartoons, and games are made for fans. The movies are aimed at casual viewers, and Rogue One is a good description of Jyn Ersa, the rebel so rebellious even the Rebellion can't control her.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The music will be done by Alexandre Desplat. He's said he's probably not going to use any of Williams' themes. Since it's a spin off, I'm totally okay with that. Desplat is one of the best composers working today.

Doesn't the trailer use variations of the Imperial March?
Link to post
Share on other sites

If Rogue Squadron is named after this movie, it'll likely be told in a book, not in screen. Unless there's a direct connection, like this being Rogue Squadron and it just isn't clear.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like there will be lots of excellent visuals; I'm intrigued by Imperial Gandalf and am not sure Felicity Jones is adequate for the watered-down Starbuck role she was given. Overall a solid if uninspiring teaser.

Uninspiring? Well, I doubt its going to make you ignite your lightsaber over and over again, but after 7 SW films, I doubt anything can make that happen. Its a rather simple film universe.

 

That said, going back to the most interesting period of SW is a plus, even if we already know where everything is going, and expect many fans will yell, "bullshit retcon!" about who does what with whatever.

Link to post
Share on other sites

She seems a little insufferable, but Luke was whiney, Han was a dick, Leia was kinda bitchy-- I can hope her being less insufferable is a part of her arc.

 

I really wish people would retire that exaggeration about Luke; he complains in little more than two ANH scenes, and they write him off (either in that film, or the entire trilogy) as "whiny," when he's soon devastated/morose (Lars murder), eager (training), adventurous (rescuing Leia), devastated again (Obi-Wan's death) and focused/tense during the Death Star attack.

 

That "whiny" misnomer is just as bad as the "Captain Kirk screws every woman in sight" stuff.

Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...