Monday, January 2, 2017

Five Problems I had with Rogue One

New Year and New Me!  Supposedly, at least.  My New Years' resolution is to catch up on the things that I've missed. One of the most important things I needed to catch up on was finally seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I know, I know, it is long overdue.  So, I woke up early on January 1st to greet 2017, grabbed my breakfast candy, and headed to the first screening of the morning. 

Wow, Rogue One was a fucking fantastic film.  I truly enjoyed it.  It just worked so damn well. It gave fan service without being overbearing, added new info and depth to a world we already knew, and gave us plenty of action.  Frankly, it succeeded in every place The Force Awakens failed miserably.  

That being said, we both know you've seen the title of this post.  No movie is perfect, with the notable exception of the 1987 Masters of the Universe live action film. That movie is perfection incarnate and no one will ever change my mind.  I had five issues with the movie.  All of them are small issues, with only two barely relating to the plot and two relating to the credits.  So really, I'm practically nitpicking.  I leave these complaints to you, dear reader, to decide if they have merit.