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Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2016 10:10 a.m. PST

Well, it's better than what Lucas and Abrams managed so far …

It reminded me of the old classic British war movies like the Gift Horse, In Which We Serve and even A Bridge Too Far.

It's dark and gritty for a Star Wars movie, but it doesn't revel in it.

They are a lot of winks that would make any SW fan squeal and it very cleverly links up to A New Hope, maybe a bit too much in some places.

And most interesting there is no "mandatory Jedi" stuff, which I found quite refreshing.

I'd say it's the best SW film since Empire Strikes Back.

richarDISNEY Inactive Member14 Dec 2016 12:08 p.m. PST

Was there a post credit scene?

Black Cavalier14 Dec 2016 12:54 p.m. PST

Post midnight showing comments on say there is no stinger during or after the credits.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2016 2:02 p.m. PST

I am planning on seeing on Friday morning.

Militia Pete Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Dec 2016 5:29 a.m. PST

I have gotten a lot of hope letting the cat out of the bag about the Death Star. Sadly, many people do not realize this is a prequel. Ugh.

Captain Gideon15 Dec 2016 5:29 p.m. PST

I hope to see it tomorrow in SF.

Nick Bowler15 Dec 2016 9:02 p.m. PST

It was worth seeing on IMAX

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Dec 2016 4:10 a.m. PST

Saw it yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised. This is a really good movie. Not perfect, mind you, but probably the best one since Empire. Recommended.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2016 10:51 p.m. PST

Saw it and it is good.

Captain Gideon20 Dec 2016 9:05 a.m. PST

Saw it last Friday and enjoyed it a lot.

The only bad thing was seeing that Gold plated droid.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2016 1:47 p.m. PST

He was there only for a short period of time.

Other than that there was no silly characters like: Ewoks or Jar Jar Binks.

Peter Cushing did a great job as Grand Moff Tarkin.

Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2016 6:35 p.m. PST

I liked the movie a lot and have to say the ending was the best ending for a Star Wars movie ever.

See the film before everyone gives everything away.

Captain Gideon20 Dec 2016 7:04 p.m. PST

That short period of time was too long for me.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2016 2:41 p.m. PST

If "A New Hope" (Eps III) ripped off '633 Squadron' and "The Force Awakens" (Eps VII) ripped off 'The Heroes of Telemark' (& Eps III) this one drew it's inspiration from "L'armée des ombres" and "Lucie Aubrac"

Basically the Star Wars movie I've waited 36 years to see.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2016 7:02 a.m. PST

I went in with low expectations after JJ Abrams disappointing movie and I was blown away. Easily the best movie since Empire.

28mm Fanatik23 Dec 2016 12:45 p.m. PST

Here's the Fanatik's take: link

SBminisguy30 Dec 2016 8:15 p.m. PST

Damn good action movie!

Was there a post credit scene?

Oh yeah, at the very end Darth Vader comes up and says, "Wheeee….. hissssss….why are you still here….Wheeee….. hissssss….the movie's over….Wheeee….. hissssss….go home " (does jedi hand wave)

Great War Ace Inactive Member03 Jan 2017 7:50 a.m. PST

@SB lies through his teeth (unless there are variant endings circulating).

The instant our blind Jedi hero started in on the storm troopers with his staff, I thought, "David Carradine, Circle of Iron." And his character partook of the "Blind Man" throughout. I don't believe that this is accidental.

I too was pleased with the film. Other than the original Star Wars, this is the best so far, plot and delivery-wise. Of course, movies have come a long way since Star Wars. It is very cool to see the almost "steam punk" quality of the hardware in the Star Wars universe.

As a watching, listening experience, I lean toward an eight out of ten……………

Starfury Rider29 Apr 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

I didn't get to see this till the DVD release a few weeks ago. Not what I was expecting really. I'd heard there was no Jedi character and was OK with that.

For me it was more than a bit too dark to say I enjoyed it. I'm struggling to think of anyone who didn't die outside of anyone who never left Yavin; even those guys on the Death Star end up buying it in a few days time.

I must admit I've been more and more distracted by the sheer numbers of, and seeming disregard for, fatalities in the Star Wars universe. Yes, I know, it's called Star Wars, and war involves death on a sometimes massive scale, but still, why does even the most peripheral skirmish have to result in total annihilation for one side or the other? What counts as a veteran in SW, someone who survived two, yes two, firefights? The casualty rate for the average Stormtrooper formation would make even the most hardened IJA officer take a sharp breath.

At least this time we got to see some level of fire support for the ground troops, not that it really did them any good.


Old Wolfman01 May 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Newest issue of Mad Magazine has a satire of the movie in it;"Rough One-A Star Bores Snorer".

Great War Ace Inactive Member05 May 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

@Starfury: that all started with the original, did it not? Entire planets wiped out of existence. Then total destruction of ALL the bad guys at the climax. And so it continues.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP24 May 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

Well, Wedge made it through to the end :)

Saw it again the other day at home on Blue Ray with the closed captioning turned on so I could catch all the dialogue my old ears didn't hear in the movie theater. Enjoyed it again. A really good movie. I very much liked at the end where Jyn and Cassian embrace. Not in any romantic or sexual way, just two human beings hanging on to each other in the face of their deaths. Very moving.

My one question was why the Empire's main engineering research center was on a virtually undefended planet instead of a heavily protected place like the archive planet at the end? Oh well.

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