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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic S 9 E 25

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Release: December 28, 2016

Film: Rogue One

Tagline: Chris Stuckmann teams up with Nostalgia Critic to see if the latest Star Wars spin off is worth being such a hit.

  • Actor Allusion: Tamara!Jyn is wearing Rey's clothing, alluding to the fact that Tamara played her during the Critic and The Cinema Snob's The Force Awakens review.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: The Critic is struck by Darth Vader's blaster.
  • Clip Show: Inverted. Because the Critic can't show clips of movies still in theaters, the Critic has to recreate scenes from the movie using his own props and cast, starring Doug as Bodhi Rook and an Imperial officer, Chris as Orson Krennic, Malcolm as Saw Gerrera, Baze Malbus and Darth Vader, Tamara as Jyn Erso and Princess Leia, Jim as Galen Erso and Chirrut Îmwe, and Walter Banasiak as Cassian Andor.
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  • Crossover: With Chris Stuckmann.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Darth Vader humiliates the rebels as he's killing them.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: The "Sequel Month: the Sequel" stinger has the Critic cheerfully exclaiming it. A few seconds later, his expression of excitement turns to that of horror, and he ends the segment screaming in sheer terror.
  • In Memoriam: The episode is preceded with a dedication to Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa), who died days after production of the review was finished.
  • Nightmare Face: Leia switches between having one and not having one to convey the film's Uncanny Valley.
  • Self-Deprecation: Chris Stuckmann is introduced into the review mocking his own review style and his use of jump cuts.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Chris and Critic's final verdict on the film, except for the space battle and Darth Vader's rampage.
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  • The Stinger: The episode ends with the Critic announcing that next January will be "Sequel Month: the Sequel".
  • Take That!: Both the Critic and Chris poke fun at director Gareth Edwards' penchant for emotionally uninteresting characters, with Chris even harkening back to the time when Edwards directed Aaron Johnson in Godzilla (2014).
  • Uncanny Valley: Chris and Critic like the CGI used to recreate Tarkin and Leia at times, but admit it veers into this often.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Nostalgia Critic is still alive after being blasted by Darth Vader.

Dark Side, motherfuckers!

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