The Return of Mylar Ovaltine

The Return of Mylar Ovaltine

 

Stray thoughts on “Rogue One” —

  • Would it kill the screenwriters to invent a character with a regular Earth name? “Han Solo” is about as close as you’ll ever get to “Joe Smith” in one of these things. Everyone else has a handle like “Mylar Ovaltine” or “Smarm Jazzbo” and it’s hard to keep it straight.
  • Why don’t the platforms that abound in space cities have guard rails?
  • Computer Peter Cushing was pretty good. No reason not to have a Hammer Films Dracula remake, complete with a computer Christopher Lee and a computer Ingrid Pitt.
  • Forest Whitaker was quite splendid as Don King.
  • The kung fu blind monk was excellent, and I was pleased the filmmakers stayed true to the martial arts movie tradition that only one bad guy may attack at a time.
  • The scene where the Imperial troopers are ambushed by the insurgents could have been an outtake from “American Sniper.”
  • Nice “On the Beach” moment at the end.
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