Why Rogue One is not necessary for Star Wars

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Picture by Star Wars

 

By Tom Spiegel

Hey guys, Tom here! Here just hoping you've had a terrific holiday season, it's been an interesting year to say the least. But with 2017 already happening, I believe we have a lot of things to talk about, things that are obviously related to film, music, and art in general. We are entering a new era in which immediacy is the norm instead of trying to deliver a well thought out product for the reader or audience to consume, here at Kinofilia we are always looking to keep our product interesting by generating debate amongst out community and give you the most useful material we can feed your minds with. 

I'm going to get a little obscure yet mainstream here, I'm a film buff as the people who know me may already figured out. And as such, I've always been keen on the very best Hollywood products the industry has to offer, but I do have my preferences when it comes to cinema. Star Wars is one of the most influential pieces of art I've come across with during my lifetime, it's on the same level as all the Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola and even Steven Spielberg films I've had the chance to watch. 

 

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That's why when Disney bought the rights to Lucas Films and this whole notion of canon and legends became the norm, I felt a little disappointed of the huge disregard all those interesting stories suffered. In the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we have some of the biggest fan service any of those films could get. But after I left the room when I watched the movie, a sense of repetitiveness came over me, somehow I knew that I was watching yet another safe bet in which there is no exploration of anything new the most hardcore fans can feel excited for. 

This sensation gave me mixed feelings about the future, because I have no idea where the general conversation and overall narrative is going. I wanted them to take a leap into the unknown and go deep into the Old Republic territory, but instead they have already announced a Han Solo stand alone movie, and may even be thinking about an Obi Wan-Kenobi stand alone as well. They still haven't realized there is no need to dumb it down for the biggest fans and general audience alike, taking risks is what made Star Wars a franchise in the first place. 

 

That's the reason why I believe that apart from the saga films, there really is no need to tell the stories of characters we already know in general. The name Star Wars is already a money magnet all by itself, literally any story Disney chooses to tell from now on will make big money. This is just an opinion of what I feel in general with the way Disney is taking the whole story of Star Wars, I'm sure they already have plans to develop something related to the Old Republic, my complain is just why are they taking this long to put it out there?

Just so you realize what I'm talking about, take a look at all the cinematics from the video games of Star Wars: The Old Republic and tell me if you don't see a great story for film in there.