Rogue One and A New Hope Seamlessly Spliced Together
I’m kind of a huge Star Wars fan. This is a fault of mine. I know that. But I justify it in that Star Wars is just a modern day retelling of the Arthurian Legends. And how can a modern retelling of something as amazing and classic as King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table be a bad thing?
But really? I’ve just adored them since being a kid, and have never stopped. Sure the prequels were wayward children. Sure, Lucas was hellbent on ruining them. I get it that eps 1, 2, and 3 should have never been made. Did we really care about how Senator Palpatine became Emperor? Really? No. Not really. Especially not with such bad acting. And not with such horrible writing. But episode seven looks to have put the canon films right back on track. Not only that, but even the Star Wars stories have upped the level of creativity.
Speaking of which, Rogue One was interesting in that it that it showed us why a Death Star… literally a weaponized planet, had a flaw in it the size of a literal Mac Truck. (Anyone want to tell me why Death Star 2 had the exact same problem? Anyone? Never mind. I really don’t want to know.) But told us this information in a compelling and heartfelt way. It was a fantastic movie. But for me, as I walked out of the movie theater, I was a little confused on how the movies all fit together. I knew it worked, but I couldn’t quite see it completely.
But that all changed the night I bought Rogue One, put it in, and then after watching the entire movie, I slipped A New Hope in and it just clicked. Better yet though? What if there was a super cut that directly interlaced these two movies into a single scene? Well, you are in luck. That’s a thing. That actually exists…
Come on. That is tight. No? I adore it in so many different ways. Now. Who’s up for a super super cut of one big continual chronological cut of all eight movies? Yeah, thanks for that.