Zebulon Dak wrote:
Sgt. Largent wrote:Reading through this thread again, I definitely think a lot of people are being hyper critical of Rogue One and Force Awakens.
Let's face it, these last two movies run circles around even the first trilogy as far as visuals, acting and writing. Disney isn't messing around with casting, producing, writing or directing........these are literally some of the best actors and writers in the industry right now........and unlike Lucas, used properly, not just as fill in's for his green screen CGI nightmares.
Neither Rogue One or Force Awakens are perfect movies, but man are they a refreshing continuation of the franchise we all grew up and loved, especially after the Lucas prequels.
I agree. Just like with the Seahawks, anything less than perfection is unacceptable these days. I really don't understand the mindset.
I think many people are thinking these two films are better than they are because they're suffering from a case of "Thank-God-they're-not-Lucas-prequels-itis."
I've been contemplating something that to you guys will probably sound like ridiculous sacrilege ever since I saw Rogue One, but something I've been thinking about is whether Revenge of the Sith is a better film than Episode VII and Rogue One.
If I'm suffering from what some of you are claiming, being critical comparing these new ones because they're not the original beloved trilogy, I wouldn't be contemplating what I just stated. Somewhere during the first half of Revenge of the Sith, Hayden Christensen finally figured out how to act in front of a green screen and he became noticeably better at it. The acting between him and Ewan McGregor during the second half of the film was actually pretty good overall, and the emotional tension between them near the end is visceral in a way that hasn't been achieved by anything on-screen in Episode VII or Rogue One.
Again...if I'm "hating" on the two new films for the reasons people have accused me of, I wouldn't be using something from Episode III as a comparison like this.
I'll probably get torched for this; so be it. To be clear, Episode I is garbage, and Episode II is like a 4.5 out of 10, but I'd say Revenge of the Sith is like a 7.5 out of 10 overall. The first time any of us watched Episode V, we did not see Darth Vader being Luke's father coming. In Episode VII, even five-year-olds saw a certain monumental death coming well before it happened. They missed a chance to truly shock people in a lifelong memorable way. Just one of a number of mistakes in Episode VII. Whatever rating I give Episode III, I give Episode VII something just below it.