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Fans adequately recreate Darth Vader's 'Rogue One' scene at Star Wars Celebration

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If you’re going to re-enact Darth Vader’s big Rogue One moment, you won’t find a more appreciative audience than the one at Star Wars Celebration.

Spoilers, I guess?

There’s a big scene at the end of Rogue One where a datachip containing the Death Star plans are ferried by Rebel forces to Princess Leia’s ship, the same one she’s aboard at the start of A New Hope. As the datachip passes from soldier to soldier in an extended sequence, we see Darth Vader wrecking everyone with his lightsaber… and drawing ever-closer.

This fan version nails the vibe of that scene. It even corrects Rogue One most horrifying misstep: it doesn’t end with a CG Carrie Fisher. Read more…

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'Rogue One' retold with Lego is amazing, but skips all the grim parts

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The success of the Lego movies proves that we’re eager to see our favorite films retold in toy form. That’s why a new Lego short replaying the plot of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a welcome surprise this weekend. 

But despite the video’s attention to detail, some hardcore fans noticed that this Lego version of the film left out all the grim (spoiler alert!) deaths that litter the human-populated version of the film. 

Instead, the short Lego version of Rogue One ends with our two heroes securing the Death Star plans — and everyone is happy (and alive). The. End. 

It’s an ending more in line with Disney’s approach to kids, a choice some parents might appreciate. However, the soft touch, deathless ending underscores some of the awkward fits between Disney and its darker franchises when it comes to staying true to a franchise’s fan base and not veering too far from the kid-friendly territory Disney is known for.  Read more…

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Rogue None: Why the Force isn't with Star Wars at the Oscars

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As Yoda might put it: awards make not one great. 

That’s about the only consolation for the Rogue One crew in the wake of the 2017 Academy Awards. The movie was nominated in two categories, visual effects and sound mixing. It lost in both — continuing a 33-year streak in which no Star Wars movie has won a single Oscar. 

If you’re a farm boy just in from Tatooine, you might look at the list of winners and conclude that Suicide Squad was a greater success than Rogue One — a billion-dollar international box office hit that has garnered more critical acclaim than almost any other in the Star Wars franchise.  Read more…

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Rogue None: Why the Force isn't with Star Wars at the Oscars

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As Yoda might put it: awards make not one great. 

That’s about the only consolation for the Rogue One crew in the wake of the 2017 Academy Awards. The movie was nominated in two categories, visual effects and sound mixing. It lost in both — continuing a 33-year streak in which no Star Wars movie has won a single Oscar. 

If you’re a farm boy just in from Tatooine, you might look at the list of winners and conclude that Suicide Squad was a greater success than Rogue One — a billion-dollar international box office hit that has garnered more critical acclaim than almost any other in the Star Wars franchise.  Read more…

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