Toontotalwar wrote:Interested to know what you thought in Rogue One was undermining the original trilogy. They got it spot on after 40 years we now understand how the rebels obtained the Death Star plans and there was nothing in Rogue One that I could identify would open up any problems for the trilogy? in fact it leads on very well to a New Hope.
I find the scale of both Empire and Rebels to be wildly out of sync. The bad guys throw the entire Empire at the people stealing the plans but when they come back to attack the Death Star they send a dozen Tie Fighters for cover. Leia's small band of freedom fighters seem much bigger and more established than we saw on Star Wars too. But, hey, that's sequels and prequels - everything has to be bigger and better.
I feel Luke's achievement could be undermined a little too now that we know it was an intentional flaw, not that I really understand the point of putting a flaw in that wound require the greatest force user in the galaxy to successfully pull off anyway.
Anyway, that's all slightly off topic because ultimately I don't believe the new films ruin anything as the OP asked. I watch all classic films in the context of their release time and do the same with their sequels. I don't care about Psycho 2 when I'm watching Psycho, for example even though I enjoy that sequel in its own continuity.