Eyefuck Level: Xenu.
"Prepare yourself, for I am about to fly my DC-8 into your volcano."
How long has it been since you saw Prometheus though?
Because as prequels go Rogue One is fucking Citizen Cane or The Godfather to Prometheus' Jaws: The Revenge or Death Wish 5.
In all seriousness, not everyone on this MB is stricken with the compulsion to watch every Star Wars film or superhero movie or whatever it is. I've had this conversation before about the Avatar sequels, and it's a weird one to have as it's about not seeing a film on a site dedicated to watching movies. Hell, there may even be some people here who find the idea of spending an untold amount of money and time watching these movies to be terribly unappealing.
Since you bring it up, I still haven't actually seen Avatar. I have only watched it for periods of time when I have seen it playing in stores or something, but I feel like Avatar is a movie a whole lot of people have avoided seeing out of spite.
I don't think any of you have actually watched Prometheus recently, because I just did last night and it is literally the dumbest fucking movie with it's budget cast and the quality of it's production team I have ever seen or heard of. There is nothing interesting going on. The entire movie takes place because an archaelogist who seems like she graduated from the Eric Von Daniken school of people who terminally fall for con artists has a hunch and it's characters and plot are so utterly inane it's barely tv movie quality. It's dumber and worse in every way to The Phantom Menace.
I knew it was dumb when I saw it in theaters. And have talked about how dumb and silly it was several times since then.
Still... will watch over rogue one
(if we're talking about watching a movie in its totality... since I could see myself watching the final battle in rogue one)
In all fairness, Rogue One isn't exactly the kind of film I would want to revisit over and over again. But Prometheus is a film I wish I never saw.
I mean seriously, Midichlorians were a pretty dumb retcon right? Well check out Prometheus retconning truly giant (like 5 times the of height of a human) Space Jockeys into rather large but still human sized aliens that are very human, and it evaporated all the mystery of who the Space Jockeys were right in the first 5 minutes of the movie! That's really really awful.
Then here comes Rogue One retconning the Death Star's flaw as an intended design by it's maker and it's actually pretty genius.
I'm totally with you on both accounts. The continuity did not bother me and was always kind of whonky and that was fine for me, until it was Ridley Scott himself who never liked what they did with Alien sequels setting out to set it all straight, and then shitting in his own bed so to speak.
The Death Star's fatal flaw also never an issue, I think that's the point. There were no issues. Just a prequel we didn't ask for that was head and shoulders above ones that were kind of in somewhat high demand.
I think prometheus only got brought up because of bart's bad taste always coming up
come baaaaack georgieeeee!!!
Well, I wasn't really trying to draw a serious comparison there, I only brought it up because Bart refuses to see Rogue One but genuinely loves Prometheus.
Personally I'm still on the fence about Han Solo, not excited for this at all, but I'm not writing it off entirely unless I see something substantial that really makes it clear it's total shit. Because it could just be a good fun time at the movies. I don't need anything more than that out of this.
"Han Group, I'll find you wherever you hide amongst the stars!"
"Not if I change my name to something you'll never suspect!"
Seriously, though: I hate this idea. It's one of those dumb "Let's add some unnecessary mythology for our prequel!" ideas that people writing dumb prequels seem to come up with.