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Old 06-27-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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That still misses the point.

Rogue One isn't that kind of movie--it's not the kind of movie that The Force Awakens purports to be. Placed in the war movie genre it belongs, it does what it's supposed to do the way it's supposed to do.

Go back and watch Saving Private Ryan and compare the amount of character backstory you're shown of Jenn with the amount of backstory you're shown with any character of Saving Private Ryan. Or The Great Escape. Or The Guns of Navarone. Or even Bridge on the River Kwai.
But by that logic, we never should have gotten all that story on the heroine's childhood, her connection to the designer, etc.

It's like the movie set out the party plates, put out the balloons, gave us all a party hat, and then never delivered the cake and presents. It's half a party. Don't start what you won't finish.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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But by that logic, we never should have gotten all that story on the heroine's childhood, her connection to the designer, etc.
Actually, an action scene of whatever caper got her caught by the Empire to introduce us to who she is would have been enough. She didn't even really need a connection to the designer of the Death Star, any more than anyone else involved. They could have made her simply a protege of Saw Gerrera and got the story started.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:18 AM
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I hate to be the one to spoil your fun, but I guess that's my role here.
This is not a star wars thread, is it ? I mean, I thought Ant Man and the Wasp were MCU superheroes .. but that's just me, I'm probably simply ignorant


Anyway, I was surprised at how fun the first Ant Man was, so I'm definitely going to see this one, eventually. Just not at the movies (especially since I don't think it's on where I live yet).
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:22 AM
 
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I hate to be the one to spoil your fun, but I guess that's my role here.
This is not a star wars thread, is it ? I mean, I thought Ant Man and the Wasp were MCU superheroes .. but that's just me, I'm probably simply ignorant
They're all owned by Disney. You know as well as I do that's it's only a matter of time before we get an Avengers vs. Sith movie, Spidey Meets Jedi movie, etc.


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Anyway, I was surprised at how fun the first Ant Man was, so I'm definitely going to see this one, eventually. Just not at the movies (especially since I don't think it's on where I live yet).
All signs point to a thoroughly fun movie.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Should Be Called The Wasp and Ant-Man, Which Is Why It's So Good | Gizmodo UK
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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"Thoroughly fun" is code for underwhelming.

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Old 06-28-2018, 10:23 AM
 
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That likely means it's not worth the $60 my wife and I would spend at Studio Movie Grill.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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$60?!
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:57 AM
 
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$60?!
A bit over twenty for tickets, another $40 for meals, drinks, tips.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:08 PM
 
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They're all owned by Disney. You know as well as I do that's it's only a matter of time before we get an Avengers vs. Sith movie, Spidey Meets Jedi movie, etc.
Told you so. They're at it already:

https://twitter.com/i/moments/1012161485324279808
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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Boy did I ever screw up. I meant The Last Jedi. Rogue One was simply awesome. Embarrassing.....
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