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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Piece of Shit or Not? Rogue One

Cinescape Magazine is a look at film, tv, comics, video games, and 70's, 80's and 90's nostalgia from the perspective of two normal average joe's that just love movies, in whatever form they come in.

Piece Of Shit Or Not - Rogue One A Star Wars Story
A bunch of rebels get together and try to steal the plans to the Death Star

Joe's Take-
So this girl does something rebellious, and is taken before a bunch of people in disco gear, in a room with bright lights, where they hint at what she is, but they want her to say it. She finally says that she's a rebel and they all look at each other approvingly. Then the music gets really loud, and that guy that was just in Arrival, tries to be British. There's those big walking things from those Star Wars movies, a guy with a white cape who walks on water, some guys with red capes who just stand there, and an asthmatic with a black cape who just comes off as mean. There's even a blind ninja guy with a stick! How does he do it? During the whole thing, the Arrival guy tells the rebel girl that she's becoming something. What could it be?! Oh yeah, there's a giant ball in the sky that everybody's making a big deal about too (disco ball?).

My Prediction- All sarcasm aside, you either already know what this is, are too young to care, or just don't just don't give shit and are still pissed off at the recent election. It's got Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), 70's sideburns, and Darth Freakin Vader! With the planning and effort that has gone into these recent Star Wars films, do you really think that I'm going to be negative about this one? Rogue One will not be a Piece Of Bantha Poodoo. The nerd in me made me say that.

Mike's Take -
A stand alone Star Wars film is finally making it to the big screen. This is essentially the plot to the first person shooter Dark Forces. A secret cell of Rebels gets some rumors that the Empire is building a super weapon, so the Rebel top brass get together a team and head on down the space highway to steal the plans to this massive engineering project, only to be met with "dark forces" that they have to beat and a final boss that tries everything they can to defeat the good guys, before the good guys can escape with the plans, to save the day.

Not a piece of shit. It seems Gareth Edwards has added a level of grit to the Star Wars universe that's reminiscent of the Empire Strikes Back. This looks to add to the Star Wars mythos, instead of taking away from it.
Spoiler alert ... Darth Vader is Luke's dad!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rogue One (original title)
PG-13 | 2h 13min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 16 December 2016 (USA)

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Chris Weitz (screenplay by), Tony Gilroy (screenplay by)
Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk

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