Alan Tudyk

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Director:

Gareth Edwards

Starring:

Felicity Jones

Diego Luna

Alan Tudyk

Donnie Yen

Plot:

The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

Review:

When I first left this movie I wasn’t sure what I felt about it. I liked it but unlike my husband I wasn’t prepared to use the word love in my opinion. Even now I’m not sure exactly where it lies in my Star Wars order, but I do know I really liked it. In fact the more I think about it the more I do.

This is not a normal Star Wars story and I knew that going in. I was able to avoid spoilers but based on my own Star Wars knowledge I had a good idea what was going to happen and I was right. Still I loved the fact that this movie showed a different side of the universe.

The story wasn’t about heroes given clear good versus bad choices. It was about the people in the trenches, the ones that have to make the difficult decisions. It forced you to think. I liked that and thought it was about time you saw the darker side of the war, but even though it was darker there was never a loss of hope.

Negative wise there were a few lines that I thought were super cheesy and couldn’t keep my eyes from rolling. There was also a Vader scene that was clearly them just checking a box that I could have done without. I also wish the speech that Jyn, Felicity Jones, gave was given by Mon Mothma, Genevieve O’Reilly. I understand why it wasn’t, the movie is about Jyn not Mon, but I thought it made more sense for her character to be giving it.

I really want to watch this again, and again, and again. I liked the story, but I didn’t like the characters that much, and I want to know if that ultimately matters.

4.5/5

Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 (2014)

Director:

Don Hall

Chris Williams

Starring:

Ryan Potter

Scott Adsit

Jamie Chung

Daniel Henney

T.J. Miller

Damon Wayans Jr.

Genesis Rodriguez

James Cromwell

Alan Tudyk

Plot:

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Review:

What is with Disney and making me bawl? I swear, I knew at the beginning that the brother and Baymax were going to die, and I just cried even harder because of it. Disney has a death toll as high as George R. R. Martin. It’s starting to annoy me.

Loved the world that was created. Not sure why I’ve been noticing worlds so much, but I have, and I really liked this one. It kind of reminded me of Meet the Robinsons in the way that it felt like anything was possible.

There was a nice diverse cast of characters. The smart scientists weren’t just boys, they had girls, for my little girl to want to be like. I like that Disney thinks of those things. I know some people think that it’s very commercial, but at least they try and tic all the boxes.

The story was good, though, predictable. Hated the mad scientist and told my husband, as tears were streaming down my face, that I wanted to kill that son of a bitch. Because of him Hiro lost his brother. At least he was able to recreate Baymax.

Anyway, while I didn’t enjoy this movie as much as Frozen, I thought it was really cute and definitely worth owning.

4/5