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Discussion in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' started by Thread Manager, Dec 12, 2016.
He's taking shots at Rogue One and Disney.
Oh, that is good then. That means I am really going to like it. t:
Landis really should stop writing and directing crappy ****, if he wants to talk ****.
Those tweets are dripping with bitterness.
His massive success over the last few years really prove his point.
I'd hardly call it a meltdown. Let's be real here and not exaggerate. He's just sharing some annoying sarcastic tweets about Rogue One. If it was a Twitter meltdown, there's a difference and we'd know it.
Considering what happened last year, it is clear signs of bitterness and exactly why anyone smart would keep them away from anything worth actual money. Especially considering his own film efforts as of late.
About to watch the film.
He's an idiot.
Hope you have yourself a good time jmc.
Saw it last night. Lightning quick post before work--
First two acts were solid but well and truly on the dull side, with a couple of bright spots. Third act is big, intense and awesome. The last five-fifteen minutes especially being the stuff fanboy dreams are made of. Near saves the whole thing.
He's in a weird position where he's very candid about other properties, while still being a creative in the business. I guess I can respect his honesty but then.. his own work does not reflect his philosophy and ideas. Then it makes whatever his says all moot.
Maybe its' due to rewrites, or the directors screwing with his drafts, but either way, he's still the dude who wrote 'Victor Frankenstein' and a few other duds, with 'Dirk Gently' being his most successful project after 'Chronicle'.
Does he want to be a social media celebrity or does he want to be a filmmaker? You can balance that obviously, but he wants the cake too. For a while, I felt like Eli Roth would rather act and be semi-famous than being a writer/director. An infatuation with fame, if you will!
So pretty much Edwards is just a low energy guy?
Didn't he write and direct a film himself, which was crap?
Oh yeah, there you go. You see, Tarantino can share his opinions because he's earned it, and look at his body of work. Of course, Max can have opinions amongst his friends, but he doesn't have to make them public. He's going to burn bridges too.
Yeah, you'd think he has Tarantino's body of work the way he talks.
Born into Hollywood, he seems incredibly entitled. He thinks he can burn bridges because of it. That he will always have options. Which is probably true, but I am happy with him cutting off avenues to stuff I actually care about.
Well, he was born into the circle, so I'm sure he has boundary issues.
Anyway, it'll be interesting to see if the film has the same low energy that Godzilla has, where some folks might find the film a little dull, despite the beauty of the effects and the spectacle.
Then I can see why the reviews (while positive) are decidedly mixed despite being a Fresh.
The movie was good! It's very much in vein with the OT, and that's very exciting for me. Nice characters, most of them quite undeveloped though. Very dark and brutal overall, but not quite an instant classic. The acting was very good, well maybe except for Forest Whitaker who was doing his best Nicolas Cage, and possibly delivering one of the worst performances of his career.
That guy is such a disease.
Yeah, it wasn't that bad. Would have been cute if he ended it after one tweet though. He's clearly a guy who doesn't know or care when he's worn out his welcome.
I just came back from seeing this. I'll agree that it felt a little slow up until the 3rd act, but the first two acts weren't bad. The 3rd act though. Amazing! And Vader was just incredible in this! I'd prefer it if the spin-offs took place far away from the timeline of the main saga episodes (although I really want an Obi-Wan movie), but who wouldn't want a Vader movie after watching Rogue One?!
Oh god, I truly hope that I disagree with you because what you just wrote is what my fear is.
Just got out. Full review soon, but quick summary - this is the first prequel I've ever watched that enhanced the story that follows it. More soon.
Just got out. I liked it a lot, though it does have some problems and I found the ending a bit abrupt.
Darth Vader's scenes are straight out of Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. Good GOD.