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Actually, I've been watching stuff on YouTube about Rogue One off and on all night, but the last thing I watched was about The Force Awakens, and it's awfully good.
It's not a series I was aware of before, I may be watching the Fury Road one next.

I started this one last night and finished it tonight (and Rob watched a good bit of it with me, too) but I still can't believe I sat through the whole thing: an HOUR AND A HALF of Kevin Smith and some guy I've never seen before rhapsodizing about Rogue One (and in case you're not otherwise paying attention, this is WAY SPOILERIFIC).
(Obviously I've never seen that series before, either, or I would already know who this other dude is.)

I watched some other stuff: nail polish, more nail polish, music videos (which I won't link to til I get to the next Music Advent post, probably tomorrow), somebody obsessively breaking down the GotG vol.2 trailer, more Rogue One stuff. Way too much YouTube, clearly. Oh well, I'll get over it in a few days, I imagine.

Oh, and I forgot to say that we watched two more episodes of Jessica Jones, before all of this. (Hey, it wasn't on YouTube, at least!) I think we have three or four more hours of that left, I've lost track.

Date: 2016-12-21 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do love your icon!!!

We're off to see Rogue One tonight. And dinner out. After all, it IS Christmas week.

Date: 2016-12-22 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, NaBloPoMo is long gone but I still have the icon. (National Blog Posting Month, see, which was in November to go with NaNoWriMo.)

I'm really curious to see how you liked it. The people I've talked to are sort of split between "love it" and "don't love it quite so much because [SPOILER}" - I'm not actually saying what the spoiler is in case somebody else reads this far later, but you will presumably know by the time you (maybe) see this later.

Date: 2016-12-22 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, and we have changed our minds about going again next week and are now going on Saturday instead. (I thought of pressing for that and decided I could stand to wait - it was Rob who decided not to.)

Date: 2016-12-22 10:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
First, I have to say that I'm not as well-versed in the Star Wars universe as some people. For that reason, I particularly enjoyed this movie because it stands alone so convincingly. You don't have to know anything about anything to enjoy a cracking good adventure story. I think it's a beautiful movie! Some of the CGI war scenes, with huge fighters and stations plowing into one another and slowly breaking apart, were absolutely breathtaking. You get such a feel for how massive everything is.

That said, I must say I found myself wondering during the first twenty minutes or so whether I might zone out or even (gasp!) fall asleep! I thought it was very disjointed, with nothing and no one I really recognized, and I was afraid I was missing something major. It quickly got better and better until I was thoroughly engrossed and able to follow what was going on. My favorite character is K2, the black robot with the skinny legs. He makes C3PO look like a cockeyed optimist! Very funny.

At the risk of being too spoilery, I will only observe that I'm not used to losing so many major characters. The Perfect Storm comes to mind, but few others. In an odd way, though, I didn't really feel devastated when certain characters died. We never had a chance to become truly invested in them, so their demise didn't seem to, I dunno, matter as much as it should. it was all handled well, though, and now I have to go watch The Force Awakens again, to see how it all fits together.

I'm told that seeing RO a second time is rewarding, in that, knowing who the characters are, you can fill in the gaps and understand better how the story is developing. I'm looking forward to watching it again, if for no other reason than is was so gorgeous. Oh, and I'm a sucker for the lavish music you experience in the theater that just isn't the same at home. It helps that Sean does know the SW universe very well, and can answer my questions. When I asked if he wanted to see it again, he said yeah, it was beautiful... It wasn't his favorite, but he did very much enjoy it. Good, because I didn't particularly want to go alone!

It's funny you should mention The Dirty Dozen, because, when I was musing about other movies I've seen where a lot of people died, Sean brought up TDD. Not having seen it in about a million years, I hadn't thought of it.

The showing we attended was heavily populated with nerdy males (one or two females) who were discussing the movie in great detail before it even began. Many applauded at the end. I'd say that's a good sign.

Date: 2016-12-24 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad you liked it! I think all the nerds (including us, I guess, although neither of us are really super-hard-core) seem to be going a second and a third time and maybe not stopping there.

Yesterday a lady at work (who knew we had been to see it) demanded suddenly that we "tell her what it's about" - she had seen Ep.7 last year but I'm not really sure she had seen any of the others. Her grandchildren were going to make her go see it, she said. I tried the "war movie" description and then the "prequel to A New Hope" one and I didn't seem to be getting anywhere, so I finally called up the trailer and we looked at it and she did seem more interested by that. I'm going to be interested in what she comes back saying after the holidays.

Date: 2016-12-24 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ahhhh, you got me. A New Hope is the one I need to see again. You understand, it's been very many years since I saw any of the original six. I thought A New Hope was just called... Star Wars. Sigh... I'm working on earning my junior nerd certificate, but I have quite a ways to go.

Date: 2016-12-25 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, don't feel bad, I have just been trying to remember to call it A New Hope myself. That was not its original name after all!


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