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I have to disagree with some of the Rogue One supporters. While I enjoyed Rogue One as a change of pace film in between the main episodes, but I feel the basic problem with it was we already know the outcome. Since we already know how the narrative fits into the overall universe the film loses suspense for me. That said, I think Rogue One was a lot better than I expected. I enjoyed seeing the fully menacing Vader at the end of the movie. It was very well produced.While I agree with some of the criticism of The Force Awakens, it was a re-hash to a certain point. (I wish they would just completely shelve the super weapon idea and never use it again.) But to me it did contain that magic / mystery that made star wars so interesting in the first place, so I would say I prefer it over Rogue One.
The force awakens was a terrible film.
Rogue One. Force Awakens was a New Hope rehash. Also didn't like how they dealt with Han. Thought Rogue One was extremely well done & more entertaining. High hopes for Episode VIII, though. I think Rian Johnson is gonna do a good job.
Force Awakens was OK, but was slightly incoherent. So apparently the Imperials are fighting the New Republic and the"resistance." But who is winning? What is the political situation? And why does the resistance seem so decrepit and underfunded?I'm not convinced the writers know the answers to those questions (much like Abrams' TV series, "Lost.")Abrams throws a lot of interesting visuals on-screen - which is his strength - but there's not a lot underneath. He requires COMPLETE suspension of disbelief. He wrote "Armageddon" lol. And I have yet to find anyone who can explain the nonsensical plot of "Star Trek Into Darkness" without cheating and looking it up. The "plot" in his movies is usually just a device to set up the next insane action scene. I find it jarring and obvious. This one was better than most of his other work, but it certainly was not great.Rogue One OTOH was crisp, clean, focused. It tied into the original films in ways I hadn't thought possible, while introducing plenty of interesting new characters and scenery.The best thing about it was that it showed how nightmarish life under the Empire would be. The Imperials are arguably worse than they've ever been, and it shows why even the most jaded individuals could be coaxed into giving their lives up to fight them.The squabbling, cruelty, and petty thuggery among the Imperial officers was disturbingly realistic, the sort of thing you hear about in real-life dictatorships.Really terrific stuff. I liked Force Awakens, but really Rogue One is just a better film in almost every area.
I like The Force Awakens more because it's a continuation of the original storyline, and I was very eager to learn what all the major players had been up to since Return of the Jedi.
Rogue One was a good stand alone film but the whole third act made zero sense in the story line. It doesn't work with A New Hope. How can the Empire chase down Lea's ship in Hyperspace? How could she claim she didn't have the plans or was on a Diplomatic Mission? How come Vader was so bad ass at the end but two days later he had that, lets say, less than bad ass fight with Obiwan? It should have been a spy movie, the big battle at the end made no sense.
Well, in A New Hope, Lea tries to tell Vader that they are on a diplomatic mission. He was five feet away when her ship took off? Why would you even try that line?? Why did he never point that out?? He says the plans were beamed aboard the ship yet He was chasing down the guy carrying them. Lea's ship took off into hyperspace. How did they track them down and how did they end up in the opening scene?
Casting that GOOBER from the awful show "Girls" was the biggest mistake.