« on: August 12, 2016, 12:29 AM »
I also loved it for a lot of the same reasons Jesse did. This is a straight up war movie and so far, judging from what little we've seen, is more or less what people seem to have been wanting in the PT - more of the same, but better/darker. We'll see. The cinematography so far is outstanding - the shot of the the DS eclipsing the sun on what I believe is Jedha is one of the best shots in SW ever. The shot of the ship going to hyperspace appears to have been shot in camera - the expanding stars projected on a screen - though I can't be sure. Dramatically different than what we've seen and the odd lack of focus in it makes it seem practical. Also classic shot - Jyn Erso Vs. TIE. The prospect of big, big battles - something TFA didn't really deliver on - has me excited, as does some possible cameos.
I've been on record how I didn't think prequels were necessarily a good idea with these anthology films but RO so far actually seems to be delivering a lot of new for how fixed to continuity it is. The U-Wing is the new best ship ever.