Saturday, December 24, 2016

Rogue One (2016)

http://amzn.to/2jlmheiHell yeah, Disney! Since buying out George Lucas, the Star Wars franchise is once again a pleasing cinematic experience. I am delighted by Disney’s treatment of Star Wars thus far. It is strange that selling Jedi to the empire has helped make Star Wars movies enjoyable again. Either way, Rogue One is amazing. It some ways it helps blot out the Lucas prequels and that is perfectly fine with me.

The cinematography and story were incredible. I not only enjoyed the movie but also appreciated the effort. Unlike the Lucas prequels, Rogue One stays true to the original tone and nature of the holy trilogy. It is now apparent that George needed to walk away years ago. One simply cannot forgive him for ruining the original trilogy. I have them on VHS, and I need to convert a backup one day. However, today’s copies, which one can buy easily, are only the Lucas-rewrite versions, and they are unwatchable as far as I am concerned, utter garage.

I love The Force Awakens, and I thought Rogue One was just as good, if not better. The one thing that I will say about the new movies is that the characters thus far are not nearly as lovable or “sticky” as the characters of the original trilogy. Meanwhile, many of the characters of the original trilogy are certainly a presence throughout both recent Star Wars releases. In other words, while we talk trash about George, even the new films stand on the shoulders of his giant.

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