James Earl Jones is Darth Vader in Rogue One

Discussion in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' started by Mondragon, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    I liked the movie a lot, but that Vader scene was the only moment which had my jaw on the floor, I am glad they addd it in.
     
  2. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    I would argue that, if Rogue One is your first Star Wars film, the Vader scene will be the least of your problems. The movie is really not designed to stand purely on its own, aside from the existing Star Wars mythos, IMO. And, while this is normally not good movie making, I'd accept an argument that Star Wars is such a huge piece of pop culture that making a truly stand alone movie is actually impossible.
     
  3. Filmfan93 The Man in Black

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    I think RO can stand on its own pretty well. Of course, the movie is part of a bigger universe, but the story in itself can be seen as pretty self-contained.
     
  4. Retroman Registered

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    When Vader choked Krennic i imagined him smiling under that helmet when he turned and delivered that line. And yes that scene where he takes out the rebels with light sabre and the force was quite something wasn't it?:eek:
     
  5. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Eh, IMO, it only seems that way because you, I, and basically every American and half the rest of the world have seen A New Hope and are already familiar with Star Wars. Otherwise, it comes off as a conflict that arises somewhat out of nowhere, and whose ending is a non-ending.
     
  6. TheVileOne Registered

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    I agree with most of this. I like the movie and seeing Darth Vader's full dark force powers unleashed. But yeah, it did feel kind of fan service-y. I feel like Vader should've either had a bigger role, or he should've come in and done clean up on the Rogue One heroes instead of having him kill a bunch of faceless rebels. That would've cemented Vader as a villain.

    To play devil's advocate, the original version may not have worked as well either and they did improve the overall story with the changes.
     
  7. scarlet-witch Stormborn

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    Hey, I'm okay with fan service if I like it and I loved Vader's hallway scene. :funny:
     
  8. Golgo-13 The Return of the O.G

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    Does anyone have the soundtrack? Is the Hallway scene score on the album?
     
  9. gohei_ Infected by Pentapox

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    It is, it's called Hope.
     
  10. Golgo-13 The Return of the O.G

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    :up:
     
  11. Lilbaz Registered

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    Agree that he should have killed the rogue one crew. That would have been great them being cut down like chaff after spending the whole film showing how baddass they were and they audience thinking they had escaped. Ersso panicking and getting the plans through the door before being cut down would have been better than the cuddle on the beach.

    No complaints though.
     
  12. TheVileOne Registered

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    Nothing wrong with enjoying fan service. Like I said. Like the movie and Vader cutting loose.
     
  13. Marvolo Registered

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    Idk if this was ever posted in here, but...


    Official art of Vader's castle in the film:

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    And an interview with Doug Chiang about the castle and its backstory.



    Full interview at link:

    http://www.starwars.com/news/we-set...g-rogue-one?cmp=smc|756139147&linkId=32763287
     
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    Late reply, but yeah RO could not stand on it's own with that ending it had. RO and ANH could be a sweet little 2 movie package since I do think ANH could stand on it's own with the destruction of the first Death Star.

    The conflict that arises out of nowhere is just the same as in ANH. Fury Road is another example of a movie where you are thrown into a "conflict out of nowhere". I do not see that as a problem as I hate movies that give too much explanation and backstory.
     
  15. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    After watching the movie again I re-iterate we need a Vader movie!
     
  16. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Wouldn't be the same without it, but yes, would still be a good film.
     
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    It was nice to see that kind of "horror Vader" that was so iconic at the end of ESB again, not that I disagree with the choices made in ROTJ with regard's the character but it did obviously humanise him a lot relative to the previous film.

    The way that scene at the end was handled as well was very effective IMHO, shifting to that kind of non specific "postscript" viewpoint rather than following any one rebel character did IMHO mean it didn't really overshadow the main story that had just ended.
     

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