Sunday, December 18, 2016

Couch Potato: Rogue One, Man in A High Castle S2


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

We watched Rogue One yesterday. All I knew going in is that it's some kind of prequel side story not related to the main Star Wars, aside from that I had no expectations. Also, keep in mind that I am not a Star Wars fan. I watch the movies but that's about it. I have mixed feelings about this movie. It's got a lot of action, the story is a bit grim, and the acting performances are adequate, and probably better than movies 1-3.

The Imperial droid turned rebel sidekick K-2SO stole the show. He was like a robot version of Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory). Alan Tudyk has great comedic timing. I love this droid so much I picked him to represent the post.

Another great supporting character was Chirrut Îmwe, aka Ip Man's Donnie Yen. Mads Mikkelson's Galen Erso also stands out.

This is definitely a PG-13 movie because of the death level. I don't think I would bring very young kids to it. If you are bringing younger kids to see it, please prepare them ahead of time that it is a sad story.

Even as a non-fan, I caught several Easter Eggs / shout outs in the movie, which was fun. I think doing side movies in the Star Wars universe is a good idea. But for the love of the Force, could we just kill the Death Star in all it's forms as the McGuffin once and for all?

The Man in A High Castle Season 2

Great news for fans of the Amazon original series The Man in A High Castle. Season 2 is now available -- free for Prime members. I am on episode three and it's great so far.

If you have never seen this, it's loosely based on Philip K. Dick's book by the same name, set in a world where the Axis powers won World War II and divvied up the USA between them. The first episode is free for anyone to watch.

If you want to give Prime a try then get a 30-Day Free Trial of Amazon Prime.

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