Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hasn't even premiered yet, but the film's already getting it from all sides. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that white supremacists intended to boycott the movie because they simply couldn't bear the strain of seeing someone who doesn't look like them up on the big screen (no idea what that feels like). And even if that Reddit-born initiative flails, there's a new hope for the intolerant, as Mashable reports that Donald Trump supporters are calling for a separate boycott over claims that the reshoots were done to shoehorn some anti-Trump scenes. This is complete bullshit, of course, but misinformation or a lack of information never stopped the president-elect, so why would it give his supporters any pause?
Chances are, Trump supporters and maybe even the president-elect himself will find a way to interpret Star Wars' long-established anti-fascism themes as an affront.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hasn't even premiered yet, but the film's already getting it from all sides. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that white supremacists intended to boycott the movie
So here it it folks Rouge One in a nutshell:An evil space empire is building a super planet killing weapon. A rag-tag bunch of scrappy rebels steal the plans and deliver them to a pretty incompetent princess who puts them into a trash can robot before getting captured by the evil empire and imprisoned in the super planet killing weapon. Another rag-tag bunch of scrappy rebels frees her and they deliver the plans, but lead the evil empire to rebel's super secret space base. Shortly there after the rebels destroy the super planet killing weapon, and are chased around in the snow a bit, then destroy another super planet killing weapon, and then a third.
Nah, probably just the only one with typo aspergers
Anyway, that's a different issue for a different subforum, I think.
So I saw it last night. I had avoided all reviews and news of it and kept myself spoiler-free to get as genuine a first experience as I could.I liked it. Quite a lot, actually. I came out of the theatre thinking that it was all that TFA should have been. (And it wasn't JUST because of its blatant anti-Trumpism. )Spoiler (click to show/hide)Regarding the CGI characters: I hear they creeped out a lot of people, but it was really not that hideous. I think they're making progress to slowly move out of the uncanny valley- It's mostly facial animation and lighting issues.
I thought they just recast one of those?
I mean, basically that convoy battle was the Iraq War from the insurgents' point of view. You can't not see that as a political piece of film.