- Force User
It's about to get its second chance with me. I'm going through all the films from Episode 1 to The Rise of Skywalker with the kids. We've just finished Revenge of the Sith, so next up is Solo. The kids have seen everything once before apart from the Disney releases, of which they've only seen The Force Awakens.I will give it another shot, myself. No offense, but when I watch it I wont pretend that it isn't Star Wars.
Why I liked Rogue One... as did many..... i think it speaks directly to the challenge that Disney, and Lucas before them, face when working with old franchises and Star Wars especially.Hate to beat it to death...but give me another Rogue One like production and I'll be a happy puppy.
Just that my vision of what I expected, conflicts with what was presented.
I think that's the biggest problem, Rogue One was almost a blank canvas character-wise. The hate the Disney trilogy gets, and Solo to some extent, is largely because of what they did to the existing and well-loved characters. Who knows, had I never seen Episodes 4-6 I might have loved 7-9, but having seen 4-6 and building up the characters in my head, when 7-9 shat all over those ideas it didn't sit well.Sure that an angle.
But Rogue one had new starring characters.
Solo was our beloved scoundrel turned hero, Han. We all envisioned Han in our own way through the years and books that were written exploiting his saga before and after he ran into Luke.
We who grew up discovering Han in ANH and the following trilogy expected more from our beloved Han...from the movie Solo.
I believe it fell short of our own expectation at we expected.
I don't really know what I wished to see, but I envisioned him wholeheartedly being an Imperial at first and through the atrocities that he saw with his own eyes, Han deserted. Anyway, I expected more too from lando. Solo just wasn't up to par as what I had in my head all these decades.
Rogue One?..On the MONEY!!!
Not True.That's actually almost impossible to do.
Not true.One can't be objective by saying to themselves to be objective. Once that bell is rung, it is impossible to un-ring it.
You just proved my point. People didn't all experience them at the same time. If you experience these films for the first time today they look old, tired and outdated.EP4 and especially 5 were mind blowing when one first experienced them, before the others followed.
Your mind. Not the mind of much younger peopleAnd Han will always shoot first in my mind. It were what he was before he rose up to become our hero.
Do you think so? I think they've dated really well, I guess that's the advantage of using models rather than 1970s tech, what we saw on screen was essentially what was filmed, and as they did a great job envisaging a technologically advanced galaxy far, far away, it still looks like a technologically advanced galaxy far, far away. My kids have been raised on HD TV and green screen cinema but they don't see the OT as outdated.You just proved my point. People didn't all experience them at the same time. If you experience these films for the first time today they look old, tired and outdated.