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Where is everyone buying Rogue One?


#1 Burchamj   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   798 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

Which store had the best set?

#2 geicorules  

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

I'm thinking target, if you can get 1 friend who buys with you to get over $50 you'll each save an extra $5 if you get 4 friends or want 4 copies for what ever reason you can save an extra $6.25 ea
Also if interested this article shows the different versions and target looks most enticing to me. The best buy steelcase should have put the cast on out side troopers on inside so that's why I'm passing on that

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#3 icyplaya12  

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:03 PM

Bestbuy ONLY because I like steelbooks, but not this design to be honest. Actually I just picked mine up



#4 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13391 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:12 PM

I didn't buy it; movie was pretty bad TBH.


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#5 flix1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1576 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:17 PM

I bought both the Target exclusive 3D and the BB 3D steelbook.

#6 geicorules  

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:20 PM

I didn't buy it; movie was pretty bad TBH.


You are entitled to your opinion but I must ask did you think the force awakens was any good?

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#7 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13391 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

You are entitled to your opinion but I must ask did you think the force awakens was any good?

It was good, but not great IMO. I wish Kylo had never taken the mask off and it would at least have had some redeeming qualities, alongside Han/Chewie/Luke. Otherwise it played it safe with a re-imagining of A New Hope, which wasn't terrible; it just tread old ground.


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#8 geicorules  

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:54 PM

it played it safe with a re-imagining of A New Hope

I can agree on this although I'm more critical just happy to not hear it was the best starwars film ever made, those people are kidding themselves.

For me I really enjoyed rogue one and will be rewatching it, as for the force awakens, I'll watch the phantom menace on repeat before I go back to watching the force awakens again.

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#9 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13391 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:01 PM

I can agree on this although I'm more critical just happy to not hear it was the best starwars film ever made, those people are kidding themselves.

For me I really enjoyed rogue one and will be rewatching it, as for the force awakens, I'll watch the phantom menace on repeat before I go back to watching the force awakens again.

As much hate as phantom menace gets, sans Jar-Jar I actually enjoyed it. Just many memorable moments from that one that stand out for me.


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#10 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2529 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

I picked up my copy at Best Buy. Gotta have that exclusive steelbook. The fact that it came with the 3D version of the film as well was nice, they don't always. (I'm looking at you, Force Awakens)

 

As to the recent Star Wars films, Force Awakens was a bit lazy in its obvious cribbing from A New Hope. But it made up for its lack of originality by delivering on a cast of new characters who were appealing and largely well-written and acted. I liked all of the new cast and their characters, with special recognition for Finn. Finn was written as the audience-insert everyman, and John Boyega did a great job of making him likable and relatable. While Kylo Ren was not the enigmatic menace that Darth Vader was in A New Hope, I did rather enjoy his character, and thought that his arc was very satisfying. He is a different villain, but by no means a bad one. And that saber fight in the snow! That was just all-around great. A real visceral battle that drew you in with the emotion and pain that the characters were going through. Much more raw than the overly-rehearsed and choreographed ballet in the prequel trilogy. Force Awakens had very little new to say, but it executed on its story so well that it made up for its lack of originality.

 

Rogue One was great. I loved the whole thing. I think a small part of this was Disney's marketing for the film, and a certain amount of bait-and-switch that they managed to execute on. The marketing materials for Rogue One featured several sequences that were cut from the final film. And a lot of what was in these sequences was clearly cut for a reason. Instead of front-loading the trailers and previews with the best moments of the film, they stuffed them with material that had been left on the cutting room floor. Some of the lines from those trailers were cringe-worthy, and this approach seriously adjusted my expectations for the film downwards. When the film came out it was solid. Not ground-breaking, but a well-crafted story with some fine performances. My biggest criticism is just the sheer quantity of fan service and references. They do a decent job of keeping some of these references subtle. But some of them are really, REALLY not subtle, and are the primary area where the film could have been improved. But overall I really enjoyed Rogue One, and ADORED the way that it ended. Not every director has the stones to handle a tragic ending. But in Rogue one this was executed very well, and provides us with a decent lead-in to A New Hope.



#11 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5534 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:44 PM

I don't buy physical discs anymore. I just picked up a code for it.

I watched it last night for and was completely hooked in. Great story, amazing visuals and unlike any Star Wars movie we've had at the end. Will definitely watch it again (and again). I thought it was a damn solid entry into the Star War movie universe.

#12 sweetg1223   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:56 PM

I was able to get a steelbook from Best Buy by ordering for pickup early in the morning, didn't have to preorder at all.


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#13 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13391 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:12 PM

But overall I really enjoyed Rogue One, and ADORED the way that it ended. Not every director has the stones to handle a tragic ending. But in Rogue one this was executed very well, and provides us with a decent lead-in to A New Hope.

I agree in part, but it was an ultimate waste since we cared nothing for the hollow characters. I could not get behind any of them, save for K-2 (which when you think about it is hilarious given it's a droid). They should have called it "Disposable Heroes: A Star Wars Story".


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#14 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2529 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:22 PM

They should have called it "Disposable Heroes: A Star Wars Story".

 

Not every story needs to ape the original star wars formula. After they played it so safe with The Force Awakens, Rogue One was a pleasant change of pace. For once we didn't get a story about characters destined for greatness, but characters doomed to perish in obscurity. The Star Wars films have generally focused on magic space wizards. Getting an everyman perspective of grubby fighters who likely won't win is a fresh perspective.

 

Personally, I quite liked most of the characters. I could have done with having them a bit more fleshed out, but that's what you get when you squeeze that many of them into a movie that doesn't drag on forever. Given the pacing they fit the story into, I think they did a very good job with the characters. Having a protagonist be disposable doesn't make them bad. A thing is not beautiful because it lasts.



#15 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2139 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:16 PM

I'm number 27 in line on 13 copies to check it out from my library.



#16 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6895 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:06 PM

I think it's funny that people were upset that they didn't get their happy ending.  Rogue One was excellent.  My friend and I walked out of the theater both agreeing that it might be the best Star Wars film yet. 


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#17 Neoreloaded313   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   306 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:07 PM

I thought it was predictable and boring and I am a big Star Wars fan.

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#18 CommanderShiro   Teal Mecha CAGiversary!   547 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:04 PM

I grabbed the steelbook version from Best Buy. 


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#19 ackbar7   Flamble CAGiversary!   3088 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:58 AM

I picked up a digital copy on uvspider for $5. Until a version with more bonus content comes this is a good enough option for me.


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#20 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13391 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:55 PM

I think it's funny that people were upset that they didn't get their happy ending.  Rogue One was excellent.  My friend and I walked out of the theater both agreeing that it might be the best Star Wars film yet. 

I don't think anyone here complained about the ending; in fact it was praised.


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#21 Grammaton-Cleric   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   454 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:43 PM

The complaints about TFA being unoriginal have never resonated much with me.

 

To be certain Abrams borrowed from the original – something he has admitted he did intentionally – but for every familiar beat the movie also tosses in plenty of its own twists and turns, or outright subverts expectations entirely, such as Han dying and the StarKiller base actually succeeding in destroying key planets of the Republic.

 

There’s also an interesting inverse of what we experienced in the original films, such as Ray actually defeating her nemesis in their initial struggle and returning the lightsaber back to Luke. (In ANH it was the mentor who gives the hero the lightsaber)

 

Regardless, I have zero concerns that Rian Johnson won’t deliver. I actually think The Last Jedi could very easily top Empire given the talent and cast involved. 



#22 TnAdct1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   106 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:25 AM

I think it's funny that people were upset that they didn't get their happy ending.

My issue here is that for a franchise that has an expanded universe, it felt like the only reason all of the main characters got killed here was due to them not appearing in the original trilogy (the only one I could understand is K-2, as people would have wished that he was featured in the original trilogy instead of C-3PO if it survived).

 

As for me, I picked up the 3D Blu-Ray at Target (I assumed the steelbook at BB was going to be $30, and I could easily stop at a nearby Target and pick the film up during my lunch break, while I would have waited a day to pick up the film at BB).



#23 cbulas1   John 3:16 CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:57 PM

The complaints about TFA being unoriginal have never resonated much with me.

 

To be certain Abrams borrowed from the original – something he has admitted he did intentionally – but for every familiar beat the movie also tosses in plenty of its own twists and turns, or outright subverts expectations entirely, such as Han dying and the StarKiller base actually succeeding in destroying key planets of the Republic.

 

I loved TFA despite it borrowing SO heavily from A New Hope, but I just want to point out that those two elements of the movie you described as "its own twists and turns", Han dying and Starkiller base destroying Republic planets, also closely mirrors A New Hope- Old Ben dying and the Death Star blowing up Alderaan.


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#24 Grammaton-Cleric   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   454 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:39 PM

I loved TFA despite it borrowing SO heavily from A New Hope, but I just want to point out that those two elements of the movie you described as "its own twists and turns", Han dying and Starkiller base destroying Republic planets, also closely mirrors A New Hope- Old Ben dying and the Death Star blowing up Alderaan.

To an extent perhaps, but there’s much that is different about those scenarios as well.

 

And I think that’s the point: to create something that is both new and simultaneously familiar. The parallels are there and obvious but when you really take the time to analyze the plot and the context of those similarities, you discover much that is dissimilar.  

 

That’s my take anyways. 



#25 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6895 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:57 PM

I walked out of TFA thinking "wow that was entirely derivative of the first movie".   But I didn't care because it was so well done and a fantastic movie.  So it was easy to overlook most of the mirrored similarities and it had plenty of original moments.

 

My only minor gripes with TFA was how

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#26 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13391 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:40 PM

Rey should not have been able to

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It was clear from the start that she had experience fighting with a staff, so logically she should be able to defend herself. It was more a draw given how it ended, but if it had continued I feel she would have lost. Using force powers suddenly however, that was kinda bullshit even for a force sensitive.


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#27 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11324 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

I bought both the Target exclusive 3D and the BB 3D steelbook.

My local Bestbuy still have 3D Steelbook version in stock for $25.  I pass... spent so much $$$ on this month so far :)


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#28 Navigator2001Plus  

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:50 AM

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#29 Mrclark2  

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:14 PM

I didn't buy it; movie was pretty bad TBH.


I thought it was a bit boring myself. I didn't like any of the characters or the people who played them. And I found little stuff throughout I thought was dumb like Forrest whitakers character was supposed to be a super bad ass but he didn't seem to be, storm troopers getting knocked out with one hit from a stick, Darth Vaders God awful choking pun, princess Leia at the end and other winks so hard I felt like the director was sitting next to me nudging me constantly. And the action all felt safe and lifeless.

#30 Navex   The Media Jerk CAGiversary!   1184 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:25 PM

I've seen it 3 times now and love it. The biggest drawback was the characters were interesting but didn't get proper exposure to explore them individually since it was a movie. I thought it was pretty stupid the blind guy didn't have the Force but was able to beat anyone he came across with his staff. Blind Asian guys being able to beat the odds is pretty standard in Hollywood but expected more from SW. You don't have to be a Jedi, Sith or Dark Jedi if you have the Force and even though Disney denies it I think they are trying to cater to idiots by simplifying things drastically by invoking the image that if you appear in their movies and use the Force you're either a Jedi or dark side user. There's no in-between with them apparently, at least on-screen anyway and that's dumb. Vader being in there was pure fan service - you could have removed his two scenes and nothing would have been affected. The ending one with him was sweet but unnecessary and I'm not saying that in a negative tone as I loved it all the same.

I thought it was a bit boring myself. I didn't like any of the characters or the people who played them. And I found little stuff throughout I thought was dumb like Forrest whitakers character was supposed to be a super bad ass but he didn't seem to be, storm troopers getting knocked out with one hit from a stick, Darth Vaders God awful choking pun, princess Leia at the end and other winks so hard I felt like the director was sitting next to me nudging me constantly. And the action all felt safe and lifeless.

I thought that too at first about the pun Vader used but sometimes we forget that's still Anakin inside there and he always was a smartass. Even in the OT he was a cheeky bastard when it came to reprimanding his officers. "Apology accepted, Captain Needa." That wasn't a pun but still snarky the way he said it.