Redshirts One: A Star Wars Story

I just got home from seeing Rogue One. Not a bad movie, nor was it the epic new format that would crush all previous
versions (imho). I liked it. I prefer dark, more gritty movies and tv–generally speaking. The Battlestar Galactica (BSG) re-boot is one of my all-time favorites, along with Stargate Universe, both of which presented darker versions of the shows pervious incarnations. This movie spinoff is clearly aimed at a different slice of the moviegoer demographic.

I thought the casting was superb and the acting flawless. I did feel that they first half wandered a bit slowly, and perhaps murkily for me. I saw it in 3D which was a mixed bag – made it slightly harder to see the early parts that were quite dark, but when the battles in space popped up – damn! Those were spectacular. I plan to see it in 2D as well though.

My only disappointment (SPOILERS!!!!!), is that the ENTIRE team dies. Yeah yeah, price of freedom, blah blah. Dramatic ending, yada yada. Missed opportunity I say. Sure, the ending was poignant, but as a fanboy, I’d rather look forward to more side-stories set in the Star Wars Universe. What? Those characters weren’t in the future movies? Of course not, but that isn’t to say they don’t have important and interesting side quests. I mean, come on … even George R.R. Martin didn’t kill the whole fracking Stark clan! (well, not in one season anyhow – LOL). I felt like I was watching an episode of Star Trek with all Red Shirts, hence this post.

Great movie.

Go see it.

BUT, here is the “Honest Movie Poster”

Author Hugh B. Long versus Stormtroopers
Red Shirts One - A Star Wars Story

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