Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Nostalgia Critic

Chris Stuckmann teams up with Nostalgia Critic to see if the latest Star Wars spin off is worth being such a hit. Chris and Doug review Rouge One – A Star Wars Story!

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91 Comments on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Nostalgia Critic"


MrJaxreid1
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MrJaxreid1
21 days 11 minutes ago

Come the hell on! It’s not even been out for a couple of weeks!

ThatManWithTheHeadband12
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ThatManWithTheHeadband12
20 days 23 hours ago

The Force Awakens’s review was released the second Tuesday after the film was out

Snorgatch Pandalume
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Snorgatch Pandalume
20 days 14 hours ago

Yeah, you’d almost think someone called the Nostalgia Critic should review OLD stuff or something.

Drevnibor
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Drevnibor
19 days 4 hours ago

Star Wars itself is nostalgic, and since this movie is a part of the Star Wars saga, it has at least some nostalgic value from the start. That’s why the Critic reviewed newer films that were based on nostalgic films, like Jurassic World, Mad Max Fury Road, etc.

Snorgatch Pandalume
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Snorgatch Pandalume
19 days 36 minutes ago

Good point!

ThatManWithTheHeadband12
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ThatManWithTheHeadband12
21 days 8 minutes ago

Fun fact: The Star Wars universe calendar is actually built around the Battle of Yavin. There’s BBY, Before the Battle of Yavin, and ABY, After the Battle of Yavin.

Also, there really was a guy standing in as Tarkin. Tarkin wasn’t completely CGI. There was a body double

Twilight Man
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Twilight Man
20 days 19 hours ago

and they did “count down” (in minutes and seconds, no less) the time before the Death Star reached the Rebel moon base.
I know, I know, don’t sweat the small stuff; otherwise, you’ll start to wonder why the females all have British accents.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014
21 days 8 minutes ago

May the force be with Carrie Fisher Rip to her :'(

SpikeGal
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SpikeGal
20 days 13 hours ago

And now her mother has apparently followed her! I’m seriuous, it was just announced. Debbie Reynolds has died! Apparently the shock of losing her daughter caused her to have a stroke and she’s followed her!

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014
19 days 17 hours ago

Yeah heard about that dam but it’s a good thing they’ll probably meet each otherto wherever they went.

Someoneelse
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Someoneelse
20 days 1 hour ago

And also Kenny Baker episode 9’s gonna be depressing

webgamer5653
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webgamer5653
21 days 6 minutes ago

Sometimes, I wonder what the point of living is if everything I really enjoy gets taken away from me?

SpikeGal
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SpikeGal
20 days 23 hours ago

To enjoy life and enjoy the things you have while you have them.

happymel
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happymel
20 days 23 hours ago

It is generally to be a good person, find friends, have fun, and at least have shelter, food, and clothing.

Jasmine
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Jasmine
20 days 23 hours ago

Dude, I feel you. I’m still not over Robin Williams’ passing.

Lightice
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Lightice
20 days 22 hours ago

In the immortal words of Michael Palin, “you came from nothing, you go to nothing. What you lost? Nothing!”

The Real Silverstar
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The Real Silverstar
20 days 7 hours ago

The answer is Forty-Two. (Bonus Geek Star to anyone who gets that reference.)

Someoneelse
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Someoneelse
20 days 1 hour ago

On this message board everyone got the reference,

Grievous954
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Grievous954
20 days 23 hours ago

RLM already tore this one apart. I really liked Rogue One. Can’t you leave it be?!

Goldstar
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Goldstar
20 days 7 hours ago

Just skip the video if you don’t like it. Just because something is on the site doesn’t mean that you have to watch it. I don’t get why people waste so much time complaining about stuff they don’t like when ignoring it is so much easier.

Rocketboy1313
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Rocketboy1313
20 days 4 hours ago
Opinions are subjective, and being able to pull apart and look at the inner workings of the things you liked or disliked helps with critical thinking. Few if any things are perfect, recognizing the failings in things, even things you enjoy, and knowing how to explain your issues with humor and insight is important to helping others understand what they like and dislike about things. Understanding each others tastes helps us to communicate with one another and refer to each other stories and other aspects of life that we want others to experience and enjoy. It is unwise to sequester… Read more »
Someoneelse
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Someoneelse
19 days 22 hours ago

The only way you know you truly like something is if you can brush it of when someone makes someone makes fun of it

happymel
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happymel
20 days 23 hours ago

Seventh? I’ll take it! Follow up comment to come.

Rocketboy1313
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Rocketboy1313
20 days 4 hours ago

You’re an idiot.

SpikeGal
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SpikeGal
20 days 23 hours ago

Dedicated to the memory of Carrie Fisher. Our Princess now and forever. R.I.P.

darkwynd
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darkwynd
20 days 23 hours ago

I think that Mads Mikkelsen was happy for not having to put shit all over his eyes this time.

darkwynd
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darkwynd
20 days 23 hours ago

The stormtropper that shoots the android in the back actually had good aim.

WhatBombs
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WhatBombs
20 days 23 hours ago
I will be honest. I enjoyed the spectacle of the ending, however, I spent way too much time wondering why everything worked out the way it did. Why didn’t they tell me their plan in the ship and then follow through with the plan so I can just enjoy the action instead of wondering why a master switch would be outside, and what a master switch does, and why aren’t X-Wings used in Empire and why don’t they have more ion torpedos or did the shield against them in the future, if this archive was so important, why did they… Read more »
Gamer3427
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Gamer3427
20 days 10 hours ago
He didn’t know about the plans being in that guy’s hand. The guy wasn’t yelling about them for the most part, but rather was yelling about wanting the door open so he and the others could get in and escape Vader. It wasn’t until Vader was about to kill him, (and was distracted killing another guy), that he passed the plans through the door. They blew up the archive in a last ditch effort to stop anyone from stealing their plans. It wasn’t a light decision as it would have had major consequences, but the consequences of having important schematics… Read more »
ladydiskette
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ladydiskette
20 days 23 hours ago

That “Digital Grand Mal Tarkin” joke of Chris Stuckmann’s made me laugh so hard Cherry Coke shot up my nose lol XD

darkwynd
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darkwynd
20 days 23 hours ago

Good review but a bit short. There are a lot more gags they could have made.

Camseyeview
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Camseyeview
20 days 20 hours ago

Yeah they really rushed through it…like they were rushing to get this out instead of A.) not doing it or B.) take their time with the review….

happymel
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happymel
20 days 23 hours ago
R.I.P Carrie Fisher. I’ll be sure to make Princess Leia cupcakes for the next Star Wars day. Like I’ve said many times, the clipless reviews aren’t my favorite. However, I think that generally comes from if I haven’t seen the original movie. This wasn’t so bad especially since it marks the first NC and Chris Stuckmann review. 😀 So yeah, here comes a review of this review. Positives? The chemistry with NC and Chris Stuckmann, that squid scene made me laugh, and Malcolm as Saw, and this review was on a bigger scale than I’ve ever seen or at least… Read more »
Jasmine
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Jasmine
20 days 23 hours ago

Here’s my question: why couldn’t they just find look-alikes to play Tarkin and young Leia? A Cushing look-a-like was found on Twitter, and he has the same voice as Cushing. Heck, doesn’t Felicity Jones resemble a young Carrie Fisher? I actually thought she’d be related to Leia before the movie came out.

Shinigami
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Shinigami
20 days 23 hours ago

Saw Gerrera is actually character from Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon. There are also some cameos and mentions from Star Wars Rebels cartoon in Rogue One so they are really trying to connect things.

Also Star Destroyers are called that because of navy ship type destroyer so it has nothing to do with destroying stars. How ever Super Star Destroyer like one that was destroyed by rebel fighter crashing into it is dreadnought class instead of star destroyer class.

How and RIP Carrie Fisher. 2016 took another childhood icon from us.

Monkwy.D.Rickey
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Monkwy.D.Rickey
20 days 23 hours ago

Hayden Christensen is Canadian

Samcarter34
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Samcarter34
20 days 23 hours ago

I think Tarkin’s in the movie more because he’s Vader’s superior. Vader as the uber badass second only to the Emperor guy didn’t show up until Empire Strikes Back, he spent most of A New Hope under the command of Tarkin, hell, Leia even said that Tarkin held his leash. So, it would make more sense for Tarkin to be the one.

Camseyeview
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Camseyeview
20 days 20 hours ago

Another problem I don’t get is why people wanted more Vader. We all already know how dangerous he is. He would have ruined the threat and suspense of the film since if Vader was down there, he would have simply shot the planet before they got there….

the film was meant to be grittier and more grounded…

jean-luc.2305
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jean-luc.2305
20 days 23 hours ago

I wish this was on YouTube, the nerd rage would break the site… seriously though, the movie was fine, just like you guys said. Nothing that will stay in my memory forever (except one scene…), but there’s worse ways to spend two hours of your life.

Lightice
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Lightice
20 days 22 hours ago

It will be on YouTube tomorrow, if Doug follows his standard formula.

MountCDOSgamer
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MountCDOSgamer
20 days 23 hours ago

I actually did not notice Tarkin and Leia’s faces were CGI at all.

mnoo_cmaxnat
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mnoo_cmaxnat
11 days 10 hours ago

Me too, i think they were done great.

TragicGuineaPig
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TragicGuineaPig
20 days 22 hours ago

So when can we see an HP Lovecraft/Nostalgia Critic crossover?

TragicGuineaPig
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TragicGuineaPig
20 days 22 hours ago

Oh, come on! The proper thing for a robot to say is, “Imperative: Bite my shiny metal ass, you meatbags!”

TragicGuineaPig
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TragicGuineaPig
20 days 22 hours ago

Oh, and just so we’re clear on this, THIS FILM REPLACES KYLE KATARN. KYLE FREAKING KATARN!

Thank you, Disney! You took one of the most badass EU characters and made him entirely pointless.

keekosdoctor
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keekosdoctor
20 days 22 hours ago

I’ve watched this movie twice, and I found it much better in the second view. I found Jyn and Cassian plenty compelling, so I can’t really sympathize with Doug finding their performances weak.

I also loved the Tarkin effect. Never found it distracting at all.

Personally I think this movie outclasses Force Awakens, and Return of the Jedi for that matter.

Rising Advent
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Rising Advent
20 days 22 hours ago

Awesome review guys.

Can’t wait for Sequel Month the Sequel. How bad would it compare to Sequel Disneycember?

Twilight Man
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Twilight Man
20 days 19 hours ago

I know !!!
First, the really bland Disney direct to DVD sequels, now the sequels too bland for the original sequel month.
Doug really is asking for pain these past few weeks.

BluePoneh
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BluePoneh
20 days 22 hours ago

You guys know that Princess Leia at the end is played by an actual actress right? Ingvild Deila, she was slightly “enhanced” of course

ARudd
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ARudd
20 days 21 hours ago
While I agree with you on the jumping around planets (though that only really happens in the first half hour) I could not disagree with you more on your issues with the indifference of the acting and the investment in the characters. This film honestly had me more interested in most of these characters that most of the Star Wars films because they were much more grounded. They were more relatable. They weren’t nearly as cartoonish or over-the-top. I didn’t find their actions as an exhibition of indifference, they were just more subtle. I still saw plenty of investment in… Read more »
Camseyeview
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Camseyeview
20 days 20 hours ago
Well, that was a rather boring review. You all just rushed through the review :/ A lot of the jokes like the Vader sequence overstayed their welcome. I get the idea of the jokes, but I don’t think they were as funny as you think they were. I mean, that’s how I felt. Just a ho hum review that while had a lot of good points like the choppy beginning and some of the characters could have used more development, but you all make it sound worse than it really was. These days, good should mean GOOD. not Good= okay,… Read more »
The Real Silverstar
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The Real Silverstar
20 days 3 hours ago
Yeah, the review video that *you* did for this movie was so much better; you really captured all the subtle nuances, hit all of the vital talking points, wrote some killer jokes and scathing observations. Oh wait…you haven’t produced jack squat. Plus, you didn’t have to pay a dime to watch this, so quit yer bitchin’. I mean this in all seriousness, if anyone really thinks that they can produce a better video than the people who do it for a living, then those people should put their money where their collective mouths are and try making their own so… Read more »
Camseyeview
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Camseyeview
17 days 2 hours ago

oh man look at the edge lord here! You really hurt me with your angry piss post. Oh man, i should really rethink my way of living thanks to your whiny pathetic post . Please, get over yourself.

NovaAlexandria
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NovaAlexandria
20 days 20 hours ago

This was awesome. My next favorite skit review after Hocus Pocus.

horse14t
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horse14t
20 days 20 hours ago

There’s a guy where I live that dresses up as Darth Vader and plays the violin XD

Twilight Man
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Twilight Man
20 days 19 hours ago

Slightly less weird than the guy who plays the violin underwater.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU92a44VBFE

Tiago
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Tiago
20 days 19 hours ago
While I agree with some of the points made on this review, I think it lacked on quite a lot of points – such as Forest Whitaker doing his best Blue Velvet’s Dennis Hopper impression, or how little sense does the plot make – Madds Mikelsen’s character is able to send a ‘disc’ with an hologram file but couldn’t be bothered to attach the schematics for the Death Star in it as well? Why? Because this would make the movie way shorter and way less people would die? But I have to say: You guys summed up the movie the… Read more »
LiamA
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LiamA
20 days 19 hours ago

The thing with the books and the comics and the games is that they can kind of be in the background and not really noticed. A movie however is a lot more time and effort and people involved so it needs to make it’s money back.

LiamA
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LiamA
20 days 19 hours ago

I did not expect that ending. I was hoping that at least what’s her name would live.

Snorgatch Pandalume
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Snorgatch Pandalume
20 days 15 hours ago

Yeah, I know. I cared about what’s her name so much.

The Real Silverstar
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The Real Silverstar
20 days 7 hours ago

Then everyone would’ve been wondering why she wasn’t in A New Hope, Empire and Jedi. That’s the problem with prequels: the conclusion is already known, so even if one makes up a ton o’ stuff that supposedly happened beforehand, it still has to fall in line with the original work.

LiamA
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LiamA
20 days 5 hours ago

She was off screen leading commando raids.

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