0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Also, I think this movie is largely going to be pandering to people who can’t get over how much they love the original trilogy and exists for that reason alone, knowing it’ll draw in legions of nostalgic fans. I’m mostly interested in seeing if it’ll keep true to its promise of being morally gray and actually present the rebels as the filthy terrorists they are.
Or they're targeting fanboys like myself who will watch anything if they stick Star Wars on it.
Just because I don’t think anyone else will address it, I gotta talk about the elephant in the room: isn’t it a bit odd that we’re getting two Star Wars films in a row with female leads?Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just really unusual. Let me back up and explain. Part of the reason Disney bought Star Wars (and Marvel) is because their merchandise sold really well, but disporotionately to a female demographic because so much of it is based on Disney Princesses and such. Since basically every children’s toy (barring maybe certain LEGO sets with no accompanying plot or licensed material) tends to be marketed toward one sex or another, they figured they were losing out on the male demographic and needed to make up for that.You could say that they feel a need to market toward women or whatever, sure, but I don’t think that’s actually an issue because women don’t have a problem with liking things “for boys”. Women show up by the dozen for superhero movies and the biggest Star Wars fans I’ve ever met were female. Meanwhile, the inverse is definitely true -- men tend to avoid things made with a female demographic in mind, and those that do like things like them are generally quiet about how much they enjoy them. I obviously don’t think Star Wars is in any danger of falling into that pitfall, I’m simply acknowledging it exists.It just strikes me as odd, because a male lead seems like a more logical choice from a merchandising perspective.Also, I think this movie is largely going to be pandering to people who can’t get over how much they love the original trilogy and exists for that reason alone, knowing it’ll draw in legions of nostalgic fans. I’m mostly interested in seeing if it’ll keep true to its promise of being morally gray and actually present the rebels as the filthy terrorists they are.
My big hope with this movie though is they act like Vader is MIA all movie and the Rebels think they are kicking ass and he shows up at the end and slaughters everyone. That would let me leave the movies happy
What I was told since The Force Awakens released, is that this movie is based on the group that stole the plans for the Death Star. I'm pretty sure I read something about an official announcement about a short appearance of Vader in the movie, but there's no info on his role.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Correct about what it's about, though I'm not sure about the Vader part. Also, this movie has been common knowledge since before TFA, but only the crazy Star Wars fans who follow everything Star Wars would know.Schedule for Star Wars movies:-2015: Episode 7-2016: Rogue One-2017: Episode 8-2018: Han Solo Movie (hype!)-2019: Episode 9That's what Disney has announced so far.