Hey, I finally watched Rogue One! I’m home sick and figured I’d better catch up.

Couple things:

1. K2SO is the freaking best.

2. I am now officially madly in love with Felicity Jones. I want, like, ten more SW films with her in them. Alas…

3. This is the first SW film that made me hate war; I think that says something important about all of the other SW films.

4. Speaking of which, if there was any SW film that made me think Rebellion = ISIS, Empire = US, it’s this one.

5. In all seriousness, I think this is the best SW film.

5a. No, I’m not kidding. Two words: ACTUAL STAKES.

6. CGI-Tarkin and -Leia were kind of creepy.

28 thoughts on “Hey, I finally watched Rogue One! I’m home sick and figured I’d better catch up.

  1. 1. Yes, totally love K2SO.
    2. Rogue One prequels? Jyn Erso at the Edge of the Empire, Jyn Erso and the Jedi Temple etc.
    6. Yeah – I hope they just recast roles with new actors in the future – the CGI characters are creepy and distracting.

  2. < ![CDATA[1. Yes, totally love K2SO. 2. Rogue One prequels? Jyn Erso at the Edge of the Empire, Jyn Erso and the Jedi Temple etc.
    6. Yeah – I hope they just recast roles with new actors in the future – the CGI characters are creepy and distracting.]]>

  3. < ![CDATA[I thought the CG actors were just passable enough for me to not break me out of the suspended disbelief state required for such movies… A couple more years of work on the tech and I can imagine not even noticing.]]>

  4. Agreed that this is the best Star Wars films. It’s why I’m afraid to re-watch it, since I’m afraid my opinion might change.

    Meanwhile, a coworker of mine has watched it at least 10 times since it appeared on Netflix. Apparently holds up to repeated viewings.

  5. < ![CDATA[Agreed that this is the best Star Wars films. It’s why I’m afraid to re-watch it, since I’m afraid my opinion might change.
    Meanwhile, a coworker of mine has watched it at least 10 times since it appeared on Netflix. Apparently holds up to repeated viewings.]]>

  6. Hey I watched it last night, too. I’m not a big SW fan, so I haven’t seen the latest one with Kylo Ren, but I did enjoy this. It didn’t feel very Star Wars-y. I was a little irritated by the “I am one with the Force” mantra, but otherwise it was fun.

    When are the making Rogue Two?

  7. < ![CDATA[Hey I watched it last night, too. I'm not a big SW fan, so I haven't seen the latest one with Kylo Ren, but I did enjoy this. It didn't feel very Star Wars-y. I was a little irritated by the "I am one with the Force" mantra, but otherwise it was fun. When are the making Rogue Two?]]>

  8. I read that the leads in the film signed multi-film contracts, partially due to the fact that the ending of the film was still a little bit up in the air during production. (I believe that there was a version of the script in which at least two characters survived.) Personally, if Felicity Jones is spotted on the set of the Han Solo film, that’s the only way I’m going to spend money seeing it.

  9. < ![CDATA[I read that the leads in the film signed multi-film contracts, partially due to the fact that the ending of the film was still a little bit up in the air during production. (I believe that there was a version of the script in which at least two characters survived.) Personally, if Felicity Jones is spotted on the set of the Han Solo film, that's the only way I'm going to spend money seeing it.]]>

  10. < ![CDATA[Huh. I guess I should re-watch this sometime because it sounds like you all watched a different movie from me! I REALLY wanted to like it and I'm glad you all did. I will get it watched again!]]>

  11. Mark Delsing Since it’s the same guy who portrayed Bail Organa in the prequel films, it serves the purpose of saying that the prequels are still valid and connected to what is being released today.

  12. < ![CDATA[Mark Delsing Since it's the same guy who portrayed Bail Organa in the prequel films, it serves the purpose of saying that the prequels are still valid and connected to what is being released today.]]>

  13. Rogue One is everything I want Star Wars to be. Jedi work better when they’re rare or in the background.

    I’m really looking forward to the Adventures of Han Solo. It was probably my favourite Star Wars book. I hope they make it as good as Rogue One.

  14. < ![CDATA[Rogue One is everything I want Star Wars to be. Jedi work better when they're rare or in the background. I'm really looking forward to the Adventures of Han Solo. It was probably my favourite Star Wars book. I hope they make it as good as Rogue One.]]>