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Because much of the film was shot at Pinewood Studios near Wembley where Riz Ahmed grew up, Riz spent most of the shoot living at his parents' home. See more »
When the rebels land on Scarif, their ship gets checked by a guy, a black Stormtrooper, and two normal Stormtroopers. Then they're ambushed and knocked out, but Jyn, Cassian, and K-2SO come out. There's people watching the ship, how did they not notice the complete change in who came in and out? I guess you could argue Cassian and the guy looked similar enough no one paid close attention, but there was no Imperial droid entering the ship, and minus two stormtroopers seems way too obvious. Even if no one was paying attention, Cassian looked like he hadn't shaved or bathed for 3-4 days. Have you ever seen a scruffy Imperial officer or soldier? See more »
What a return to form for Star Wars! I've seen this twice already and the second time was pretty much as exhilarating at the first. It's not just 'not crap' - it's actually great, and the first time in a while I didn't want a movie to end.
I won't go into the story details. Star Wars fans should know what this is about and those who aren't fans are a bit hopeful by this point in time if they think watching the latest one will change their minds. Those who are somewhere in between are more likely to enjoy this than the prequels.
Episode 7 had promise but Abrams' movie fell short. He fixed the issues that everyone had been griping about since the prequels, except that he brought a bunch of new ones instead (like too much pop culture and forced attempts at comic relief).
Rogue 1 is really well written. There's such a huge difference between this and the prequels, or Episode 7. The story manages to stay interesting and coherent throughout, without glaring contradictions to itself or the rest of the franchise. The characters become interesting quickly, and you do end up giving a damn about them by the end of the film.
Like kids in candy stores, Lucas and Abrams both made these movies with too much new technology at their disposals and too many potential ideas flying around; restraint was required on both their parts. Gareth Edwards, on the other hand has managed to get the ingredients right and, dare I say it, takes the franchise to a few new places.
Rogue 1 is not the powerhouse of a movie that The Empire Strikes Back is but it does offer, ironically, A New Hope for the Star Wars universe.
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