Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Breakdown and Analysis

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The final Rogue One trailer, that aired just a few hours ago, offered some exciting new shots and dialogue from the highly anticipated first Star Wars stand alone film, directed by Gareth Edwards. Read on for our analysis of the most interesting shots.

 

 

 

 
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Director Krennic’s shuttle approaches the planet on which Galen Erso lives with his daughter. This is the flashback scene we told you about in a previous report (here). I’m loving all of the environmental and landscape shots in the trailer.  Also, there looks to be a ring surrounding the planet.

 

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Jyn’s father Galen awaiting a visit from Krennic and his Death Troopers. This can’t be good.

 

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Director Krennic and a squad of Death Troopers approaches Galen’s home.The scenery is really stunning. These scenes were filmed in Iceland.

 

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“Jyn, whatever I do, I do it to protect you”. Galen is about to do whatever Krennic wants from him.

 

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Little Jyn Erso listens intently to her father.

 

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From this shot we see that Krennic has a lower rank when these events happen. I love how Krennic’s stark white uniform contrasts with his escort squad of black Death Troopers.  The striking image carries with it a similar feel to that of Vader and his stormtroopers, only inverted and slightly less menacing.

 

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A young Jyn Erso hides as her father meets with Krennic.

 

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Jyn is in an imperial prison. Check out the cool alien in the cell. Jones calls it “many tentacled friend”.

 

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The imperial occupation on Jedha. The droid in the lower left is similar to the RA-7 protocol droid (or “insect droid”) in design. The RA-7 droid “Threebie” was our first glimpse at this type of droid as he was a captive on the Jawa’s sandcrawler in ANH.

 

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Jyn is being transferred from the prison. The Rebels assault it to rescue her.

 

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Jedha – A small desert moon frosted by a permanent winter, Jedha is home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force. At one time a world important to the Jedi Order, Jedha serves as a holy site for pilgrims from across the galaxy who seek spiritual guidance. Now, the Empire occupies Jedha, and a prolonged battle between Imperial forces and scattered Rebels carries on in the timeworn streets. (via the StarWars Databank)

 

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An imperial facility probably on the Canyon planet known as Eadu.

 

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Galen Erso in the present. It almost seems like he is expecting a visit again from his “old friend” now Director Krennic. Galen’s looking more regal than we last saw him, yet he still appears just as concerned as before.

 

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I can’t think of anything more breathtakingly beautiful and yet utterly terrifying at the same time.

 

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It would be interesting to see if the movie will show some romantic development between Jyn and Cassian. This has always been part of the movies.

 

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The new trailer showed a lot more emotional scenes and character development compared to the previous ones. Also the dialogue was very good.

 

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They explained the meaning of the title of the movie for the general audience as Bodhi Rook delivers it James Bond style. “They’re requesting a call sign……Rogue. Rogue One.”

 

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Vader’s iconic reflection that was first scene by the fans that attended Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016.

 

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Krennic passionately describes the power of the Death Star to Darth Vader.

 

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Tarkin?

 

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The Death Star approaches Jedha. Nice little call back with the Death Star gunner at his very retro-looking console as the officers check the display below.

 

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“Okay. So how do we blow it up?  There’s always a way to do that.”

 

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This is probably a representative from Jedha, speaking before the rebels. She discusses the futility of the rebellion with the creation of the new threat that the Death Star brings.

 

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AT-ST rampaging through the streets of Jedha. Much better terrain compared to the woods of Endor.

 

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We also got a very quick glimpse at Moroff. From the Hasbro toys we’ve seen Moroff in a pack together with a Shoretrooper. This made people speculate that we will see him in action on Scariff. Now we know that he will appear on Jedha as well. So we will see at least two scenes with cool looking creature.

 

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Saw Gerrera with his prosthetic leg and life support costume. He’s been through a lot. We know now how Saw responded to his own question from the first teaser trailer.  What will you do when they break you?  Put yourself back together and keep on keepin’ on – that’s what.

 

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The main imperial facility on Scarif (scenery shot on the Maldives). The scarified surface seen here inspired the name for the planet that has become a vital resource for the completion of the Empire’s ultimate weapon.

 

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Rebel troops traverse the jungle island terrain on Scarif.

 

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K-2SO and Cassian dressed as an imperial commander infiltrate the facility.

 

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Later they are joined by Jyn Erso, dressed as an imperial ground crew. I imagine it goes down something like this…

Cassian Andor: “This is not gonna work.”

Jyn Erso: “Why didn’t you say so before?”

Cassian Andor: “I did say so before!”

 

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Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus on Eadu as the Rebels assault the imperial facility where Galen is situated.

 

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The cool looking alien Edrio “Two Tubes” – he is a male Tognath mercenary pilot who flew alongside his eggmate, Benthic. The two shared the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allowed their Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio’s homeworld Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Galactic Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. Desiring to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic had allied with Saw Gerrera some time before the Battle of Yavin. (via Wookieepedia).

 

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Baze Malbus demonstrates his exceptional accuracy with his big gun.

 

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The planet Eadu is being bombarded by the rebels. I feel like this nighttime attack by the rebels is going catch the Imps by surprise. And man, the visuals are stunning.

 

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One of the best shots from the trailer. Blind Chirrut Imwe shoots his bow.

 

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Our heroes are being overrun by Stormtroopers and Shoretroopers.

 

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Our crew looks desperate. Or perhaps they just lost a comrade…

 

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Two words…space battle!  Okay, a few more words to convey the true source of my excitement…X-Wings in a space battle! Here’s to hoping a kid doesn’t fly inside this thing and accidentally destroy it.

 

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K-2SO takes matters into his own hands.

 

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A transport, probably on the planet Eadu.

 

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Looks like the plateau city on Jedha won’t survive the end credits.

 

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This could be the shot where we first see Vader in the movie. Pretty much resembles the shot when Vader arrived on the second Death Star to inspect it. Here, Director Krennic is having an impromptu meeting with his boss, who looks strikingly old-school.  And rightly so – the last time we saw Vader looking this iconic was in his duel with Luke Skywalker in the carbonite freezing chamber on Bespin.

 

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Galen is brought to his knees.

 

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The use of water has added some fascinating visuals to the recent Star Wars films.  TFA had the X-Wings rooster-tailing in the lake on Takodana, and now this gorgeous shot of Imperial walkers trudging along an island beach on Scarif. One of the AT-ACTs has dispatched it’s orange cargo hold. Could they be transporting Kyber Crystals?

 

 

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113 thoughts on “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Breakdown and Analysis

  • October 13, 2016 at 7:32 pm
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    Excellent breakdown and gouge. Good job!

  • October 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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    Amazing.

  • October 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm
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    How did I not recognize the first time the rock formations on Jedha as a Jedi figure?

    • October 13, 2016 at 8:08 pm
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      So I wasn’t the only one not to recognize that!

      • October 13, 2016 at 10:23 pm
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        Me too!

    • October 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm
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      I completely missed it twice. Only saw it when I saw a still pic.

  • October 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm
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    I really loved the space battle shot for two reasons: 1) it looks as realistic as gravity did, much more space-looking than any star wars space battle.
    2) I see the rebel fleet, and hopefully that means an extended space battle, not just some dogfighting.

  • October 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm
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    Looks great,
    But the music in previous trailers was much better.

  • October 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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    This really looks like a new Star Wars movie, amazing and beautiful, every single part of the trailer.

  • October 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm
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    Not to keen on the image at the top, simply because Vader looks small. Otherwise blown away and really looking forward to finally having Star Wars back in space!

    • October 13, 2016 at 11:02 pm
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      6’7″ Spencer Wilding is small?

      • October 13, 2016 at 11:28 pm
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        Its the perspective…… Krennic is in the foreground and Vader the background walking up and towards him.

        • October 14, 2016 at 9:17 am
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          It’s like in Empire Strikes Back Where Luke & Vader ignited lightsabers at each other. Luke looked like he was taller than Vader from that perspective in the shot.

          • October 14, 2016 at 1:40 pm
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            That’s what I said. I just personally don’t like the image as the 1st picture of the post when its the return of Vader in the franchise. I’m 100% sure its not a problem in the film.

          • October 14, 2016 at 8:47 pm
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            Well that and it wasn’t Prowse wearing the suit at that point 😉

          • October 15, 2016 at 12:43 am
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            Yeah but Bob was 6’1″ (as he said when interviewed) and was even taller than that with lifts. Mark never was over about 5’9 at most. Either way he was still several inches taller than Hamill, so it was the perspective.

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:07 am
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      In the shot with Krennic telling vader the power of the Death Star, you can get a better idea of his size.

      • October 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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        I know its a matter of perspective, just not keen on it as the opening image for the post.

  • October 13, 2016 at 8:48 pm
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    Maybe Vader will end up killing Krennic…nothing good can happen in the dark steamy room.

    • October 14, 2016 at 5:17 am
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      There’s no “maybe” about it. 99.9% chance he does…right before he goes out to kill the rebels.

    • October 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm
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      “nothing good can happen between two men in a dark steamy room.”
      FTFY

  • October 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm
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    Another first: Imperial rain gear!

  • October 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm
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    But the biggest new reveal has to be the Space Battle. From scripture: “Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.”

    • October 13, 2016 at 9:22 pm
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      What they told you was true … “From a certain point of view”.

    • October 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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      I thought the very same.

  • October 13, 2016 at 9:21 pm
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    Where are all the reaction videos, how can a Star Wars trailer come out without videos of middle aged men crying?

    • October 13, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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      lol

    • October 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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      only han solo can make a man cry. 😉

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:03 am
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      They are all over YouTube, and more to come I’m sure. Been watching them all day.

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:35 am
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      Star Wars is WORTH the passion and I respect any man of any age for loving this franchise to such devotion.

  • October 13, 2016 at 9:22 pm
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    I think Tarkin has to be in this. Probably to give more connection with the “empire weaphon”. He was supervising the construction of the Death Star, the “center” of this story, isn’t it?
    I would love to see him in a minor role.

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:03 am
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      He is. I thought it was confirmed already? I think the shot where the camera is behind someone walking (1:20 in the trailer) is him. Maybe?

      • October 14, 2016 at 10:07 am
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        Thank you! I was wondering who was this person. Just see it again. Could be him, yes! Even the article says it :p

      • October 14, 2016 at 3:08 pm
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        It’s not confirmed. I guess, the person you mention shall be Tarkin.
        In my opinion his hair is way too dark. Tarkin was all grey at this time.

    • October 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm
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      I can see the Emperor moving Tarkin to take over the project after Krennic’s inevitable failure though.

      • October 15, 2016 at 4:58 am
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        Tarkin is probably Krennic’s assistant, or second in command.

  • October 13, 2016 at 9:22 pm
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    Just a thought why fly the Death Star to Jedda. Unless you want to use its powerful tractor beam to extract the Kyber crystals that were to large for star destroyers to move

    • October 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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      Would explain the collapse of the planet surface shot too

      • October 13, 2016 at 10:07 pm
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        I believe that the Death Star will destroy Jedha in this film based off of that shot in this trailer but mainly on one of the ending shots of the last trailer. We’ve seen the Death Star destroy a planet before (Alderaan) but that was from the perspective of looking at the planet as a whole from space. I think in this film we’ll finally get to see what it looks like while taking off from the planet… which is f’ing badass. The shots in this look so iconic. I love what Edwards has done to show scale, and just the pure cinematic beauty brought out. I can’t wait to watch this trailer again in front of Dr. Strange.

        • October 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm
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          But the dialog in Anh about it not yet being operational

          • October 14, 2016 at 12:38 am
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            Important distinction in the line you’re referencing: “Until this battle station is FULLY operational we are vulnerable.” That is open to a lot of interpretation, and seems to refer more to the station’s defenses than offensive weaponry. Regardless, we’ve already heard Rogue One dialog that the Empire is going to conduct a weapon test, and the footage absolutely fits the theory of a test firing that isn’t at full strength.

          • October 14, 2016 at 1:44 am
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            Fully*

        • October 14, 2016 at 12:05 am
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          Speculation is that it will fire at Jedha but it’s not under full power so it only damages the planet, it doesn’t destroy it completely.

          • October 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm
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            Right on, I like that even more and that actually makes more sense as we’ve already seen that a fully operational DS shot results in instantaneous destruction. I can see a non fully operational shot taking maybe a few short minutes to tear the world asunder.

    • October 13, 2016 at 10:53 pm
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      I guess that will be answered in the movie

    • October 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm
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      Jedha might just be the test planet target. Makes sense being a Jedi holy place, and the big explosions in the trailers look like Jedha and are to the scale of Death Star weapon strikes. Maybe only at 10% power? 1% power?

  • October 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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    Worth noting – with a bit of careful pausing during the space battle shot, you can see the Rebel fleet includes not just the expected CR90 blockade runners, a Nebulon-B frigate, and a Mon Cal cruiser, but also a couple of hammerhead corvettes as seen in Star Wars Rebels. Nice little continuity piece with Rebels I thought!

    • October 14, 2016 at 5:08 am
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      I lost it when I paused it and saw that those shapes back there were the actual Rebel fleet.

      Sadly, this was in front of my wife.

    • October 14, 2016 at 8:44 pm
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      As actually seen originally in the BG shots of Jedi 🙂

  • October 13, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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    “rogue, rogue one.” roll credits.

  • October 13, 2016 at 11:29 pm
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    The dialogue is boilerplate. The acting is less than convincing. And the scenery is hardly ‘breathtaking’, certainly if it’s supposed to take place in a GFFA. Too earth-like. I don’t want to see a Planet Iceland or Planet Grand Canyon. This movie is shaping up to be more and more like a cinematic equivalent of a Battlefront video game.

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:04 am
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      Disagree.

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:46 am
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      You can cut an paste your response to apply to any of the other Star Wars films, what the hell were you expecting? Planets with one ecosystem are one of the franchise’s most basic tropes. And I think a two minute trailer is hardly enough to make any significant conclusions about the character development to action ratio. It shouldn’t be a revelation to you that different trailers for the same property are cut to emphasize different things. This is the “stuff blows up and oh look, new toys” one.

      • October 14, 2016 at 12:52 am
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        I just blocked that guy, he’s probably a sock of one of the other ones I blocked because he sounds similar.

    • October 14, 2016 at 4:04 am
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      You’ve done nothing but complain about this movie. I’ma execute Order 66 on your miserable ass!

  • October 13, 2016 at 11:32 pm
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    Island beach that is a Disney resort. Zzzzzzzzz…

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:02 am
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      nah, it looks more like jungle level in the first halo.

  • October 13, 2016 at 11:36 pm
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    “I imagine it goes down something like this…
    Cassian Andor: “This is not gonna work.”
    Jyn Erso: “Why didn’t you say so before?”
    Cassian Andor: “I did say so before!”

    No. Just, NO. Too lame.

    • October 14, 2016 at 1:33 am
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      It would have to be the line… I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Nothing is more fitting!

      • October 15, 2016 at 4:57 am
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        “I got a bad feeling about this” has been previously established as a gimmick included in every Star Wars film thus far, so the inclusion in R1 is all but inevitable.

        • October 15, 2016 at 11:02 am
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          Yep Absolutely. Inevitable as may the force be with you!

  • October 13, 2016 at 11:38 pm
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    “Rebel troops traverse the jungle island terrain of VIETNAM.”

  • October 14, 2016 at 12:00 am
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    Does Bodhi give the name ( call sign ) Rogue because he has gone rogue from the empire?

  • October 14, 2016 at 12:37 am
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    I wonder what the Iceland planet is. It reminds of the little we’ve seen of Dantooine and also reminds me of Ralph’s old depictions of Alderaan. Although we can disregard the latter since Alderaan doesn’t have rings

    • October 14, 2016 at 3:58 am
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      Could be Sullust, or a completely new planet.

  • October 14, 2016 at 12:53 am
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    Just a crazy theory here, so please feel free to disprove it….but what do you think:

    At some stage in Rouge One, the death star fired as Jedda. As the Death Star is not “fully operational” at this stage, the blast damages the planet quite badly, anyone on the surface is killed, and the oceans of the planet cover up most of the existing land masses. Over the years the location of the planet falls out knowledge as people believe it is uninhabitable. Only a few islands remain. At the highest point on one of these islands is the First Jedi Temple. The place where Rey goes to meet Luke at the end of TFA.

    Anyone? Think its possible? Completely wrong? Discuss 🙂

    P.S – May the force be with you all, always 🙂

    • October 14, 2016 at 1:47 am
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      Not enough time would have passed for that to be possible I think.

    • October 14, 2016 at 4:24 am
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      No, I don’t think this will connect to 8.

    • October 14, 2016 at 5:03 am
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      Jedha is in the Inner Rim. Ahch-to is in the Unknown Regions.

    • October 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm
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      Yay. Make the galaxy even smaller. No offense, but really hope that’s not a thing.

    • October 15, 2016 at 4:54 am
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      Ahch-To is a lost planet, Jedha is not.

  • October 14, 2016 at 1:37 am
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    I am hoping and praying we get PRINCESS LEIA in this ! Today they can do “CGI” that does NOT
    LOOK CGI — an ending with Princess Leia (as she looked in Ep 4) would have me in literal TEARS of JOY!!!

    • October 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm
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      NO! They ACTUALLY CAN’T!!! It’s CALLED THE uncanny VALLEY!!! Why do people who bitch endlessly about the CGI in the prequels always demand moar CGI?

      • October 15, 2016 at 4:54 am
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        To be fair, Iron Man 3 featured entire scenes where Robert Downey Jr. was a 100% CGI and no one noticed … though that was just of him sitting in a car looking introspective. I think they should have Leia cameo, but she shouldn’t have a big scene all to herself, she should just pass in the background, blink-and-you-miss-her style (which is more fun anyways ’cause then you’ll feel a sense of achievement for spotting her). Organa was the important one, so why *would* Leia have a blatant fan-service quip shoehorned in? Anything more than a quick cameo or a single line in passing would get tacky IMO, but if it was limited to within those bounds, than the CGI of today would more than stand up to the scrutiny of such a quick moment.

    • October 15, 2016 at 6:00 am
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      Leia in a CGI’ed hologram talking to her father (who’s in the movie) from a distance, but close enough to see buns and robes. That’s enough for me.

    • October 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm
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      We won’t. While this whole thing in Rogue One is happening, we already know that she is far away on Coruscant, attending a “Black tie & Formal Gown” type function. It’s even mentioned how preoccupied and nervous she was about the whole thing. It’s explained in the book Lost Stars.

  • October 14, 2016 at 1:38 am
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    To me the X-wing pilot yelling in space looks like a slightly younger Rogue 2 pilot Zev Senesca from Hoth on ep 5. Could be a coincidence, but he looks the same to me!

  • October 14, 2016 at 1:59 am
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    I guessed a while back that Rogue One would be the name of a ship… Just seemed to close to Slave One…. I’m Right!!!

  • October 14, 2016 at 3:30 am
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    Seeing those Death Troopers in the flashback, during what has to be a time relatively close to the Clone Wars, really makes me think those guys are clones.

    • October 14, 2016 at 5:38 am
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      nah they aren’t clones. we have abandoned that Prequel-snazz

      • October 14, 2016 at 7:27 am
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        Kylo literally mentions clones in episode VII, lol.

      • October 14, 2016 at 8:49 am
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        don’t tell Rex that…

      • October 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm
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        Keep telling yourself that the prequels are abandoned. Hilarity.

    • October 14, 2016 at 9:12 am
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      Only about 6 of them accompany Krennic in they’re around 6 feet 5 tall.

  • October 14, 2016 at 10:15 am
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    The images of the x-wing in the space battle is so classic!
    Not prominent camera movements, seing perfectly the flying of the ship, like in ANH. Is what i love from SW, appreciate the ships and their shapes, flying through space.
    Love it!

  • October 14, 2016 at 11:22 am
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    Great, so where can I buy tickets!?

    • October 14, 2016 at 4:29 pm
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      Good eye!

  • October 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm
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    Great looking Trailer! The only shot i don’t like is the right half of the AT-ATs walking through water. The AT-ATs look too smooth, as if they havn’t been rendered completely. Also one of them seems to lack the orange cargo hold but the way it looks like in the trailer is lazily executed imo. What also bothers me is the middleground (where the laser shots are) which appears to be more blurred than the background. But that was the only thing that wasn’t perfectly executed so I guess i can live with that 🙂

    • October 14, 2016 at 4:29 pm
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      1. Those are AT-ACT’s, not AT-AT’s
      2. You can clearly see that the cargo hold is OPEN on both sides.
      3. The rendering looks fine actually…get something better than a crusty phone to view it on.

      • October 15, 2016 at 5:49 pm
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        1. you are correct, my bad
        2. Doesn’t chage the fact that it’s done lazily. No hydraulics or wires or anything that indicates that this is a functioning cargo hold that ca ope and close reaisticly. Just a clean, rectengular cut in an AT-ACT that looks completely empty.
        3. Just compare the quality of other renders in the trailer or the quality of other elements in the very shot I am talking about. The composition just looks off, even if fast camera movement goes well with the heavy use of motion blur. Just look at the layer in the very backgroud. It’s blurrier on the right hand side of the U-wing than on the left hand side of the U-Wing despite being further away in terms of distance.

        • October 15, 2016 at 6:47 pm
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          2. Well, that isn’t the BEST screen capture we’ve seen – it’s pretty far away. Besides, it could have a relatively hidden rail system in there for all we know. Hell, we’ve had systems like that on naval vessels for decades, that can’t be seen until you’re right up on them.
          3. In other screen shots, it’s pretty easy to see that some of that blur on the right side of the U-Wing is caused by the heat plume from it’s engines, causing everything in the background to appear distorted.

          • October 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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            So even if the whole mechanism is internal it’s still lazily done because as a desiger you should imply how things are supposed to work even if it’s “function follows form” in movies rather than “form follows function” like in real life. However, even if you’d assume the mechanisms are hidden iternally, where is that huge orange piece supposed to go when the cargo opens/closes. The orange piece is probably higher than the whole AT-ACT is wide and if it slides inside it’s body there simply isn’t enough space to completely hide the cargo door, let alone load the AT-ACT once the door is retracted. You’d have to place the cargo ON the retracted door which makes no sense. As far as the U-Wing engine heat distortion goes I am sure that a distortion like that would look a lot different. I have enough redering experience to see when things are hastily executed/not finished yet/a short shot noone usually pays attention to. But who knows, maybe they will fix it till Dezember and if not it’s just one shot…

  • October 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm
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    Getting very excited now and can’t wait for December. For a plot point, I think it would be a nice touch if Galen has deliberately built-in some design flaws so that an attack on the Death Star could succeed. If he imparts the knowledge that there are flaws to his daughter then there is a concrete motive for stealing the plans instead of just a hope that they will find something.

    • October 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm
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      I think you’re 100% right and this is an excellent way to tie it into A New Hope. It sort of made me think of Inception. Everyone has a role in constructing the dream world, and Ellen Paige’s character is recruited by Leonardo DiCaprio to be the Architect who will design the dream world stages. While the dream world is designed as a maze which only the Architect knows, they’ll also include a secret/direct path to their objective as a fail-safe in case things get hairy. Considering Galen was unwillingly forced by Krennic to work on the Death Star Project, he is also the one who sends out the transmission to the Rebels informing them of the imminent Death Star test (which I am fairly certain is going to be performed on Jedha), and in addition is recruited for his breakthrough/knowledge on how to power the Death Star (Mikkelson dropped the description awhile back that Galen is basically Oppenheimer), it would make perfect sense that he designed the port in the Death Star as a fail-safe that goes directly to the reactor (which he designed). 1 good shot and the entire thing is done.

      Of course considering our heroes in A New Hope don’t know of the weakness until they’ve gotten a chance to analyze it I’m sure its fair to say that Galen will probably die before he gets a chance to share the exact weakness of the battle station.

      And I’m banking on Krennic getting choked out by Vader once the Rebels manage to take the plans.

  • October 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm
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    I ask myself, how the storyline of “Tarkin” fits into this.
    There it’s said, that the deathstar is built in the orbit of Geonosis…

    • October 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm
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      And could have moved at some point.

    • October 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm
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      Much like some naval vessels, it could have been build in one location, then moved somewhere else for it’s final fitting out. No big deal.

      Besides, we haven’t seen anything yet (in the R1 trailers) that says that it was actually built anywhere but Geonosis.

      • October 15, 2016 at 4:47 am
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        Yeah, was about to say the same thing. Heck, even cell phones have to go through 3 different countries before being completed for sale in the US; a Death Star would probably require a little more logistics than a cell phone.

    • October 15, 2016 at 4:51 am
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      Star Wars Rebels.

      The crew of the Ghost visit Geonosis.

      No Death Star. A debris field present in orbit, and no life signs on the planet.

  • October 14, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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    What a great trailer, there’s so much going on. My hopes are now super-high, which I know I shouldn’t let happen, but I just can’t help it.

  • October 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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    Welp, finally got around to checking it out and…hmmm. It’s an awesome collection of images, but I actually didn’t find it to be a great trailer. At least, I hope that’s what I’m seeing. Feel odd about it because the other two trailers have had me seriously pumped for this movie. Couple of things just pop out immediately at me as being plain dumb
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    Why did Krennic park a literal mile away from the hut only to have to stroll through the miserable, sodden wheat fields?
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    I hope that reaction from Donnie Yen to the “hope” thing (“duh! OOOOOOH!!! “HOPE”! Why didn’t I think of that?!) is spliced from some other scene. It makes me cringe edited the way it is.
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    There is an awfully high percentage of near incoherent, marble-mouthed dialogue in those two minutes. Taken together with the fact that I STILL don’t think we’re sure what the hairy guy actually said in the last teaser, I’m a little put off.
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    “Rogue…Rogue one!” Just….sigh.
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    I’ve also got a bit of an odd feeling about so many Rebel cruisers showing up – in SW we see a Rebellion which clearly is struggling for equipment, and get a sense over the next two films of an expanding Alliance. There may very well be a perfectly reasonable in-world explanation for the apparent state of things as of R1, but right now it feels a little out of place.
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    Finally, with precious few secrets to play in this story, I really wish they hadn’t spelled out Jyn and her father’s relationship in this trailer.
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    I get this is just a trailer, I suspect aimed at audiences who aren’t tracking for this film yet, and I hope it’s just not cut in a way that works for me. It’s just odd, after being SO blown away by the previous teasers, to find the actual trailer land with a bit of a thud.

    • October 15, 2016 at 5:36 am
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      The trailer did have a few cringeable bits of dialogue. BUT, remember the Force Awakens trailer. Almost everything spoken was NOT in the movie “Who are you//I’m no one”, “I was raised to do one thing, but I’ve got nothing to fight for”, “Nothing will stand in our way, I will finish what you started”, “The force, it’s calling to you, just let it in.”

    • October 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm
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      Only one I can objectively argue with is the Rebel ships point.

      In the crawl.
      Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, score their first victory towards the evil Galactic Empire.

      So we know that the space battle that takes place is that battle that A New Hope references.

      But the bigger hint as to why it works besides the TV show Rebels building up to it, is when Tagge and Motti are arguing in the Death Star meeting room.

      TAGGE
      Until this battle station is fully operational we are bulnerable. The Rebel Alliance is too well equipped. They’re more dangerous than you realize.

      The bitter Admiral Motti twists nervously in his chair.

      MOTTI
      Dangerous to your starfleet, Commander, not to this battle station!

      So, who’s right? Is Tagge overestimating the Rebel threat, or are they actually a larger threat than they realized?

      I think we both know the answer to that, which Rogue One also might explain why in ANH they don’t have capital ships to attack the Death Star with. Only 30 rebel starfighters.

  • October 15, 2016 at 4:46 am
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    I cannot wait to see that canyon planet. I always had the image in my head of good guys in Star Wars hopping from cliff to cliff to infiltrate a high-altitude Imperial base under the cover of night … I can not believe my desire is actually being met. Here’s hoping the scene is more than one minute long.

  • October 16, 2016 at 4:31 am
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    Why does Krennic look the same age ~20 years earlier? Has nothing about the death trooper design or Krennic’s uniform changed in that time? Is the timeline not quite what the trailer implies?

  • October 17, 2016 at 12:56 am
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    In the split second shot of Galen on his knees after Vader’s shot, who or what is standing over Galen? It almost looks like Vader with his mask off!

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