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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards 2016)

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On 5/8/2017 at 0:52 PM, Pieter_Boelen said:

 

I honestly don't think they could afford to to give the characters a lot of depth.

You either do that and keep them alive OR you kill them and don't give them a lot of depth.

Doing anything else would result in a film that would NOT be kid-friendly enough for Star Wars.

That would have caused backlash from parents at best...


 

 

What are you talking about?  Are you saying all movies with character depth are inappropriate for kids? 

 

And I don't see how this is an either/or situation.  The characters could have depth and still die. 

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1 hour ago, Demodex said:

 

What are you talking about?  Are you saying all movies with character depth are inappropriate for kids? 

 

And I don't see how this is an either/or situation.  The characters could have depth and still die. 

I'm saying that if you give the characters a lot of depth and make them very likeable, their deaths have a larger impact.

Of course the characters could have depth and still die. That would just result in a lot of shocked kids left in the cinema.

 

My brother didn't quite appreciate it even in its current (relatively low-impact) form;

I shudder to imagine how he would've responded if he had gotten more attached to those characters!

 

So they could have worked more on the characters and give the film a higher impact.

But if they had, they would have had to issue a warning to go with the movie and, possibly, even advertise it to a different audience.

That would have limited the film's exposure and may have alienated  one of the primary fanbases.

 

Would it have made for a better movie? Possibly yes. In fact, probably yes. But I can understand why they decided against it.

It was the wisest choice from an economic point of view, if not an artistic one.

Given the constraints of being "as economically viable as possible", I reckon they did relatively well.

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You wouldn't make a kid watch Saving Private Ryan on their 12th, would you?

Likewise with a similar film set in the Star Wars in universele.

Sure, there can be some. But a balance needs to be struck, which slides further towards "inoffensive" as the audience gets younger.

Star Wars' youngest fans are pretty young, as I witnessed first hand in the cinema.

So the film makers have to take that into account, whether you like it or not and whether it makes the film better or not.

The profit margins demand it.

 

Of course that is not necessarily a good thing; probably even the opposite.

But it is true nonetheless.

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20 minutes ago, kaseykockroach said:

There are better movies to show your kid than Saving Private Ryan. Or Rogue One. 

I'm certain of it! But the kids themselves do want to see Star Wars, no? :P

And who is Disney to deny them when the kids bring in money through their parents?

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