What did you think of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie/f(lick/ilm)?

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Almost!

But none of the family members cared for it for being BUSY and stuff. Friends offered today, but no answers yet. :(
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Finally saw R1:ASWS! Spoilers!

Earlier today, this old Star Wars fan finally saw its Rogue One: A Star Wars Story after waiting for the crazy crowds to go away, things calm down from the crazy years' end and beginning including unemployment, and giving up in waiting for old friends to be available/free (close, but no cigar) even though some saw it on the first night (Ant's last work day to pack and stuff). Today was also a good day due to most people going back to work, schools, etc. and before this ant gets BUSY with the job (forag/search)ing.

Ant's colony went back to the closest and cheapest theater to finally see it at 11:00 AM PST with its unreserved seats. The morning shows' prices went up from $6.99 to $7.29 due to its recent remodel(l)ing. The improvements were nice with their comfortable roomier red leather(?) adjustable seats. Its lobby was more roomier since the guest service booth was (relocat/mov)ed. Also, there are new huge touch screens. Lining up to buy tickets on the right side was weird. There were no labels to show the differences between the long zig zag line and the straight line. The cashier told us to go to the long zig zag line. :( However, Ant was still not impressed with the digital 2D screen (never cared for and can't see 3D effects). The colors and brightness were not rich like in Hollyw((ee/oo)/ir)d's better theaters (e.g., Arclight Dome, El Capitan, and Mann's Chinese -- still wanted to see it in one of them even if it is in 3D). Audio seems decent (not very loud), but this mostly deaf ant doesn't hear well and in mono with a bone conduction hearing aid. The front divider wall for the right seats, before G row, had some food(?) or something gross. At least there was only about 20/twenty people there. They were all not annoying. Only one boy too.

Oops, enough of the remodel(l)ed place and rANTs. The movie/f(lick/ilm) was great and better than expected, but it was not the best. There were some differences like the beginning without its famous opening scroll yellow texts and major fights. It was nice to see the references from the previous episodes. Its audio was decent, not (ho/te)rrible soundtracks (some old tunes too). Even the old characters' returns, like the dead actors seem to look good, but then theat(er/re)'s digital screen wasn't that good to notice. Other visual effects, new characters, story (between episodes 3 and 4), etc. were good. It was a bummer to see these characters die though including the robot/droid. Even its ending was nice to continue right away to episode 4/IV (A New Hope). Lots of nostalgia feels too! There were a few humor, but no silly annoying characters. :)

However, this old ant couldn't hold the sensitive bladder and had to rush to the restroom between the team's escape and Darth Vader's arrival (similar to the scene in the trailer(s)). Also, the old body was getting stiffed for not moving around. Another reason to watch at home on demand with pauses, rewinds, fast forwards, etc. :(

This fan would see it again! Hmm, Ant should rewatch 2015's The Force Awakens (recording -- don't own its disc yet). :P
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Ant @ Ant's Quality Foraged Links and The Ant Farm