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drplokta ([personal profile] drplokta) wrote2016-12-27 07:40 pm

Rogue One

Is it just me, or is the end of Rogue One pretty depressing? The last half hour or so of the film is basically the entire Rogue One team getting killed off, one by one. And then you get home and Carrie Fisher has died as well.
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[personal profile] nwhyte 2016-12-28 07:56 am (UTC)(link)
Yep.
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[personal profile] andrewducker 2016-12-28 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure that "Freedom fighters sacrificing their lives so that their movement has a chance to win a war" is necessarily depressing. Sure, it's not cheerful, but I didn't find it miserable either.

Carrie Fisher dying on the other hand, definitely.

[identity profile] dorispossum.livejournal.com 2016-12-29 09:56 am (UTC)(link)

We saw it last night.   Dead, but goal achieved with lots of good whizz-bangs, so it didn't feel depressing.  Though closing on CGI young Carrie Fisher was, in context, very sad.  (Fucking 2016.). And at least Riz Ahmed got to explode with mission accomplished, for a noble cause.  (Unlike his last film, where he popped accidentally, dressed as the honey monster.)

Edited 2016-12-29 09:59 (UTC)

[identity profile] davidcook.livejournal.com 2016-12-29 01:52 pm (UTC)(link)
For some reason, I got a "Dirty Dozen" vibe from the introduction of the volunteers for Rogue One, so I wasn't expecting a high survival rate for them anyway ... and low turned into zero (which probably makes the job of maintaining continuity much easier :) ).

... but I saw the movie today, and already knew about Fisher, and the last line really "hit me in the feels", as they say.

[identity profile] maeve-the-red.livejournal.com 2016-12-30 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Depressing, but also fitting, I thought - though I saw Rogue One when it first came out, before we lost Carrie Fisher, so my mind isn't making that link. I thought it was a brave and unexpected move (not least because: Disney) though part of me would have liked Jyn to survive and turn up, older and (maybe) wiser, in one of the last two films.

Still not sure where the Bothans were, though. Ret-conned out of the timeline, I suspect ;-)

[identity profile] frostfox.livejournal.com 2016-12-31 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I thought it a very British ending. Which was appropriate given the accents and the WWII atmosphere it invoked.

Also, for Jaine, Grundy's in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

FF