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10 Problems With Rogue One

I just want to say I am a Star Wars fan, completely. But I figure it’s been long enough now to not get slammed for spoilers. I had a few problems with this movie that I wanted to share for comment.
1. The CGI Leia and Tarkin were a distraction and the technology is not there yet to do these things.
2. Why was 25 minutes wasted developing the backstory of the character Jyn Erso? She dies at the end of the movie and will not be back, ever. I would much rather have had an extra 15 minutes of the Walkers battling it out on the beach with Tie Fighters and Rebels. A waste of a great scenario..
3. Thus: They skimped on the Walker/Rebel beach battle, which was so disappointing.
4. K-2SO was funny and strong. What was the purpose of killing it? Was nobody meant to survive?
5. The Death Star beam was twice set to “Destroy a City” setting, but leveled entire continents. Needs calibration?
5. Jyn magically knows how to control a Coms. tower? And why were the controls placed out on a gantry? Just homage to the original 3 movies sets.
6. Seconds after Jyn and Cassian Andor send the plans to the Rebels, the Death Star blows up the Tower they were on top of. How the hell to they make it to the beach below, only to embrace and wait to die after the Death Star levels yet another continent. Stupid.
7. What was the purpose of seeing Darth eat/sublimate his “nutrition” in a bath tube? It’s like all of the other “red meat ‘ gimmicks thrown at fans in this movie.
8. The Darth Vader berserker hack and slash corridor scene was idiotic and ruined the flow of the ending of the film. I couldn’t wait for the end tough.
9. This film was written, shot and edited. Then Disney realized it sucked, so they re-shot chunks of it and re-edited it. The result is a choppy 2 hours of film.
10. The fighters bouncing off the Shield gate was stupid. Basic sensors would pick up that it was closed and it looked different when closed anyway.
I don’t want anyone to think I hated the movie completely. I am sure there was something in there I liked, but I can’t recall it right now. Maybe never. And why were the Rebel forces such pussies? That’s 11.


One response

  1. Tim

    I have to agree that the CGI Tarkin and Leia were a little rough. If they could find an actress to portray Mon Mothma, then why not Tarkin and Leia? Fans are pretty forgiving. Look at all of the Bruce Waynes we’ve had to endure!
    This was meant to be a stand-alone story (although there are two books), thus Disney opted to kill everyone off specifically so they would not have to fit them into the ‘cannon’ they’ve decided to recognize – which is very limited in scope.
    Who knew the Death Star weapon had settings?!?!? I mean, we see in Return of the Jedi that the new one can be used to blast starships, but in A New Hope (and some of the novels) we only see the original station destroying planets. (Including the prison planet Despayre, where it was supposedly built.)
    I believe what we see Vader in is a bacta tank, for healing, similar to the one Luke ends up in in The Empire Strikes Back.
    When we see Jyn run out onto the gantry to reset the dish, I was reminded of a scene in the hilarious “Thumb Wars,” where one of the Rebel officers remarks about the flaw in the Death Star design, “…I’d have left that out.” It was a peculiar place to put such controls.
    Personally, I was thrilled by Vader’s rampage. It is the only film sequence we actually get to see some of his incredible Force skills. I especially enjoyed the bit where he seemed to draw the life-energy out of one Rebel, and use it to kill another.
    One thing that struck me was the authority Tarkin took upon himself. Would the Emperor really permit him to destroy a beautiful and important Imperial outpost just to take out a rival? All those records, troops and equipment destroyed – for what? He does it again in Episode IV, when he destroys Alderaan – a prosperous core world – without permission.
    Another constant we see in the films is that for some reason, the Rebel fleet always brings its transport ships into combat. We see them engaged over Endor in Episode VI, and here we see one actually smashed against the hull of Vader’s Star Destroyer. Perhaps those Mon Calamari fleet officers believe there is safety in numbers.
    I enjoyed Rogue One, though it did have its share of flaws. It is clear that Disney intends to get its billion$ back as quickly as possible!

    03/26/2017 at 12:47 PM

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