Sunday, December 18, 2016

Why you need to see Rogue 1

Recently acquired items to my Star Wars mini ship collection 
No ROM related stuff for you guys this time. Going off topic here because I just saw Rogue 1 yesterday and I loved it and feel like talking about it a bit while at the same time sharing some cool Star Wars shit. Ya know, The Force Awakens was a refreshing new direction from those horrible prequels and it did have some other really good stuff going for it. But it also had a significant amount of problems to the point where it left me feeling some what less then thoroughly satisfied after I saw it.
 But not so with Rogue 1. I might feel a little bit differently after seeing it again or after I've had some time to really process it all after this weekend but for now I'm pretty happy with it. It felt like authentic vintage Star Wars. It had a well paced story line with characters that were well developed that you felt something for when they died (oops, sorry about that spoiler). Yes this movie is loaded with tragedy but it also has a lot of well placed Easter eggs from things and people you know are coming in the original trilogy story line. And praise The Force, Rogue 1 has an absolute bare minimum of CG1 aliens.

Public art in Auburn California of all places left click to enlarge
This is probably gonna do it for me as far as any new postings go till the end of the year. As for 2017, I guess we'll just see how it goes. Kinda hard to imagine it'll be a good year for anything going on that's ROM related when it comes to new shit.

World Wide Art in Castro Valley California left click to enlarge
December 31 update: I saw Rogue 1 again and it was even better the second time around. Although damn, the tragic news about Carrie Fisher kinda brought down my Rogue 1 high.


  1. I just saw it myself and as the ending credits came up everyone started cheering and clapping. It was a wonderful Star Wars movie that in no way leaves you feeling wanting or cheated. You just have the warm glow of watching a good film that connects you to your geeky past and makes you want to play with you xwing. Several thumbs up. Happy holidays sweetie!

    1. I'm pretty sure I was the first person to start the applauding when the ending credits started.

  2. Hey, I'm a fan of the original Rom and have just started a blog with a post you might enjoy, feel free to re-post my fan art here if you like it. Cheers!

  3. A bit late here but rouge one was awesome. My son and I both liked it above force awakens . loved the non jedi but force sensitive play that makes the force all the more believable. Vader was great minus one cheesy line (durning a choking) that would not be something he would say.