« on: August 12, 2016, 11:09 AM »
I like what I've seen so far. Gareth Edwards seems to be hitting the right notes in terms of capturing the classic OT aesthetic of the Imperials, but the filmmaking techniques are obviously far more up to date. And it's attention to those details like
I also like the covert ops nature in which these Rebels are conducting themselves. That really seems to be the way they would need to conduct themselves in order to operate under the noses of an oppressive force like the Empire.
Jedah is very interesting. I've seen some writers describe the locale like something out of the Ottoman Empire. And seeing that walled city atop that butte/hill? It made me think of Masada in Israel! I'm liking the concept of broadening our knowledge of The Force, and that it serves as something of a galactic faith. The high temple at the one end of the city looks intriguing!
Having seen that wide shot of the Jedah city, it definitely looks like those 4 winged shuttles are some sort of heavy cargo carriers. And given some of the backstory about Riz Ahmed's character, Bodie Rook? I'm thinking that his ship, which I think is called the Raven Deluxe, may actually be one of these 4 winged shuttles. You also can't help but think that both Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe are a couple of badasses!
And that final shot? Yes!