Rogue One and Phantom Menacing – Analyzed Review

Chris Stuckmann discusses Rogue One, and the fan reaction to it, as well as past Star Wars films.

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18 Comments on "Rogue One and Phantom Menacing – Analyzed Review"

happymel
Guest

Those interviews I could MAYBE see for Episode II but friggin Episode I?! In my personal opinion, Rogue One is better than the prequels but not as good as the original trilogy but that’s because I watch Star Wars for the cool action scenes and the culture of different planets/aliens. I loved the supporting characters and the action but the leads were bland and I did fall asleep in the first 20 minutes. Although, when you were splicing movies to fit the Rogue One formula, it was hilarious. I get what you’re saying.

Brad1ey Shaw
Guest

I’m still surprised that it took you more than one viewing to realize how bad that movie was. As soon as the end credits began rolling I knew the movie wasn’t worth the value of my ticket stub or the time I lost watching it, and I saw the movie in the theater with “a free pass”.
I’m tellin ya, Chris, you can’t let yourself get hyped for movies anymore. The letdown just isn’t worth it. Go in with low expectations, that way you can always be pleasantly surprised.

neytari
Guest

Rogue One is my second favorite Star Wars film.

Hardback247
Guest

Comparing Rogue One to a Netflix movie? REALLY??? >:(

Chicken Puppet
Guest
One one point I can see where you’re coming from, but you overshoot and overkill a bit: The idea that we can’t go from a childhood scene to a fully realized adult hero. You show Batman, but in the 1989 Tim Burton classic, we get exactly that (just shifted later in a flashback). Otherwise, the movie starts with Batman threatening crooks on a rooftop. One other thing to remember is that many complained about the large emphasis on the childhood origins of too many characters, especially Vader and Boba-Fett in the prequels. These new Star Wars movies are trying really… Read more »
Hardback247
Guest

What about Star Lord being shown as a kid at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy? Nobody ever complained about the time jump after that.

Pherim
Guest
The problem with the examples you showed of what other stories would be if they handled their characters like Rogue One did, is that most, if not all of the movies referenced are either mostly about the development of this character in the first place or there are in fact several movies in between the scenes so that there is a lot more time for developing the characters. Rogue One on the other hand did not focus on the characters’ backgrounds, but wanted to tell the story of how the rebels got the death star plans. This story in itself… Read more »
Camseyeview
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what a condescending and disrespectful video. if people like it they are nothing but Star Wars fanboys? Really? no wonder why everyone is calling you out on this video…pathetic

Fran Ohmsford
Guest

Farce Awakens was a pile of garbage! No need to watch any more of this video after hearing you call that travesty your favourite movie of 2015 as it’s quite clear you don’t know what you’re talking about or even actually like Star Wars because if you did like Star Wars there’s no possible way you could like Farce Awakens!

Chicken Puppet
Guest

I enjoyed the Force Awakens. It did what it had to do, but it’s not perfect. It brought us back to the feeling of the original trilogy, though it may have been too much like A new hope in plot structure. It had a few nice original characters and plot points that weren’t ever in a Star Wars movie before as well, like Finn’s crisis of conscience.

mr_rubino
Guest

Bless your heart, but unfortunately you forgot to foam at the mouth and scream “MARY SUE!!!” 30 times in succession.

Fran Ohmsford
Guest
Problems with the piece of trash called The Force Awakens: 1) They KILLED Han Solo! They gave Han Solo the stupidest, most ludicrous waste of a Deathscene! 2) They stole away Han and Leia’s HAPPY Marriage! Yet more propaganda from Hollywood that Marriages don’t last! 3) Kylo Ren’s reasons are a JOKE! He hates his father because his Father’s good! He’s utterly irredeemable as a character and I know for a fact that is what they’re going to do in pt 8 and 9 – Redeem this piece of trash! 4) The Death Star wasn’t enough oh no! The Force… Read more »
Hardback247
Guest

Whatever.

General-trilane Jochum
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General-trilane Jochum
I’m going to preface this with stating that I have only seen to movie once. I’ve been living abroad and just happened to be in the states for new years so I got to see it in English. However, I feel comfortable enough in my opinion that I wouldn’t expect it to change upon repeat viewings. My brother actually saw the film for the second time when he went with me, and his opinion changed on the film. But it was more to do with him noticing plot holes rather than character annoyance. I know that the film isn’t as… Read more »
Hardback247
Guest

Worst. Analysis. Ever.

Chi Chi
Guest
I think both Rogue One and Force Awakens are not as good as the original trilogy. And between the two, I like Rogue One A LOT more then Force Awakens. I can’t really tell the exact reason, but to me, although in Force Awakens we know more form those character, they do less impact on me. We know more about Rey and Finn, but I don’t like them as much as I like Chirrut and Baze. I worry for all the characters on Scarif, the same worry don’t emerge when they attack Starkiller base. Every character’s death feel heavy in… Read more »
CaptainRoland
Guest

They’re not professionals, the general movie-viewing audiences.

CaptainRoland
Guest

Look Chris, you do realize most American or even Foreign people are not professional Internet or newsprint or magazine movie/media critics, that’s why they and even me are called general audiences, a population of dumb general audience consumers, in short who really cares except for you obsessive fanatics out there?

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