Blue One X-Wing. Much like my Red Jammer build, my first Bandai X-wing was based off the first completed studio model of the fighter. This particular model was actually seen in the film after its markings were changed to red and it became Wedge Antilles ride, Red Two. Funnily enough there are also structural differences between this and the other X-Wings, namely the torpedo tubes had to be repositioned. Post Rogue One I deviated from the studio model by making this Blue Leader, General Antoc Merrick’s fighter from the Battle of Scarif, hence the little guy in blue flightsuit and his red astromech. #rogueone#starwars#modelkit#bandai#bandaistarwars#xwing#starfighter#scarif
Man, I have never seen a film split a fan base so badly. Ok, I don't regret watching this film and I enjoyed it but it had its problems. One, everything could have been avoided if the Admiral just told everyone the plan which wouldn't have forced Poe to send Finn and Rose out where they got the codebreaker who betrayed them or Poe cause a mutiny. Mark Hamill's return as Luke Skywalker I enjoyed and Yoda's scene was my favorite but I hate that Carrie Fisher's final performance had her stuck in bed. I'm half and half on that space scene for her.
My favorite scene was Rey and Kylo Ren fighting against the guards and I'm not that mad about Snoke since the Emperor also didn't get much backstory when he was first introduced. I called it on Rey's parents. I'm mad there was no real lightsaber battle and the final battle was disappointing. Rose, I didn't care for the character but it sucks what fans did to the actress. I blamed the writers, not the actress. I did like the Admiral light speeding into the first order fleet but now it really is a small band against a massive organization and I prefer massive battles. Luke's sacrifice was great, I can't imagine him going out anyother way beside giving his life to save others. Oh, again Captain Phasma was wasted and the deleted scene should have been in the film.
I know this movie premiered almost 2 months ago but I only had the chance to watch it a few weeks ago. It's hands down one of my favorite Star Wars movies. Let's start with what for me is the strongest point of the movie: the performances. Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany all brought new characters to life and they did it really well. Qi'ra was the best addition in my opinion. Donald Glover was amazing as Lando. I feel like Lando was a character that all of us wish we knew more about and Donald gave us that perfectly. And last but certainly not least Alden Ehrenreich. I have to be honest. Although I have supported Alden ever since day 1 I too had my doubts. But boy he surpassed my expectations. He was beyond perfect as Han Solo. Absolutely nailed everything. I really hope we somehow get to see more of him as Han whether it's in a sequel, a spin off or hell even a show, I'll take anything. The story was really good. It was simple to follow and gave us the chance to witness some iconic Star Wars moments. Han and Qi'ra's relationship was one of my favorite plot points. Han and Leia will always be the eternal Star Wars couple so I thought it was awesome how they were able to create such a great new couple with Han that you actually wanted to root for. Finally the director. I don't think anyone was surprised that Ron Howard created an amazing movie. I mean he's such a great director. Well I think that's it. I don't know if anyone who hasn't seen this movie actually read this cause I did put a spoiler warning but in case you did do yourself a favor and watch this movie. I'm sure it will surpass all your expectations even if you had many doubts