Mike Matei / December 16th, 2016

Rogue One Review NO SPOILERS


  • December 16, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I Did Not See it Yep But I Know Everything About it From Somesome I Know Who Did See it.

  • frostare

    December 16, 2016 at 2:48 am

    I’d only go see this movie to see Diego Luna deal with these kinda universes.

  • bud

    December 16, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I just got back from seeing it. I haven’t watched this video yet, but I just want to say…meh. Somehow they managed to make Star Wars boring.
    The whole thing felt unnecessary. There were a couple of cool moments (cameos) but once again it all felt like fan service. The ending was okay.
    I don’t plan on seeing it again.

    • bud

      December 16, 2016 at 5:18 am

      I just watched the video. I like that you guys also used the words “okay” and “fan service.” At least we’re on the same page.
      I agree that it felt like a straight “war” movie. There was no strong Jedi or spiritual Force aspect. That’s what I love about Star Wars. All the characters were bland and boring except (ironically) the droid.
      If anything, it makes me appreciate The Force Awakens all the more. Compared to this, TFA was awesome.
      The CGI recreations of old characters was fucking creepy. If you’ve seen it, you know what I mean.
      Also, Han Solo wasn’t in it. I was led to believe that Alden Ehrenreich shot scenes for this movie, but it wasn’t included. I even stayed till the end of the credits and there was nothing.

  • Wandall

    December 16, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Star Wars 7 in a nutshell = 1-6 = 7. See seven and you’ve seen ’em all… Plotvise at least. Man that movie has every important event from SIX MOVIES! … A grade A+ recap filler episode for the new audience to “hop in” the ride…

  • December 16, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Damn, kind of disappointing to hear. I was hoping this movie would relieve the slightly bad taste in my mouth left by the Force Awakens. Of course I’ll see it myself before I judge it. I shouldn’t be surprised though, it was directed by the same guy who made the uneven and poorly paced 2014 Godzilla. He also directed Monsters which was boring as hell.

  • December 16, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Keep in mind opinions are very personal. I absolutely loved it. My favorite SW movies are TESB and ROTS and imho R1 is on par with them. I love movies about hope and courage in a hopeless situation. Absolutely loved the characters especially k2so and Chirrut. Nailed it. I am 33 btw and have been watching SW since a really young age.

  • Nicholas Demos

    December 17, 2016 at 2:19 am

    “It is OK”.
    Nah, be real man.
    It fucking sucks.
    And I’ll tell you why: It’s because of that fucking Gareth Edwards.
    The guy can’t make a movie to save his life.
    Same thing happened with Godzilla. grim, “realistic”, slow paced, pseudo character driven bullshit.
    Not that I don’t like well paced movies. But this guy doesn’t know how to make them. He just consciously makes an effort to make a “slow movie”.
    Anyway, boring and it’ll probably get worse with each new film they release. That’s what you get when they try to pump these as fast as humanly possible. milk the franchise dry and then toss it aside.

    • bud

      December 17, 2016 at 4:07 am

      The worst part is that it seems to be getting rave reviews and high ratings, like The Force Awakens. Seriously, people are blind when it comes to Star Wars. I saw Rogue One less than 24 hours ago and I don’t remember a damn thing about it. It was that forgettable. It added absolutely nothing to the franchise, except another billion dollars revenue, which is all that matters to them.

  • December 17, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    damn, i hate WAR movies!

    • Xen11

      December 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      I do too, but I really really love this movie.

  • December 18, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Although yeah, it is an okay movie, less colorful than other SW ones, what you must account is that this movie is a SPINOFF. It’s not even named Star Wars. They said multiple times that they wanted to do something different for Rogue One and I commend that.

  • greedo

    December 18, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I have a feeling that this is going to be a better film than the one last year…

    But I refuse to watch, just on principle! 🙂

    • bud

      December 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Still upset about that “Han shot f1rst” thing?

  • bergotron

    December 19, 2016 at 9:39 am

    What is this “New Hope” thing you two keep mentioning? Is that some cartoon they made, or something? I thought Rogue One was supposed to happen right before Star Wars. Haven’t seen it yet, so I could be wrong.

    • bud

      December 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

      A New Hope is Episode IV.

      • Xen11

        December 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm

        Star Wars came initially.

        A New Hope is for suckers.

  • Xen11

    December 25, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I fucking loved it.

    I will say that it needs to be seen multiple times until you catch all the dialogue and nuance.
    I saw it three times in one day just so I can streamline the film and see how everything connects.
    It might be my favorite Star Wars film of them all.

    I can bore you all with an analysis, but I’m guessing no one cares.

    The fan service stuff was my least favorite things about the film, though I did enjoy them.

    I was very surprised by the film because I’m usually not into loving war films and I really connected with and appreciated every character in this.

    It’s extremely character driven and introspective.
    Most people have no empathy, so its likely this film will not be liked very much.

  • December 30, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Hey Mike/James, since Disney is creating all of these expanded universe stories that are in between the main Star Wars story arch, maybe you guys should continue to play/comment on games like Shadows of the Empire. The Jedi Knight series of games is a great example of great old expanded universe story.(before disney threw it all away) Do you guys think that there should only be the Episodes of Star Wars? Maybe Disney should just create video games for the side stores?

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