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Can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that this sweet old man played the part of one of (if not the) most ruthless characters in Star Wars?

I don’t understand people’s beef with CGI Tarkin.

Some of y’all seem to have a problem with CGI Tarkin in the new Star Wars movie Rogue One but let’s get some things straight:

The man has been dead for at least 22 years, so there’s no way to bring him on screen, right? “Why not recast him? They did the same with Mon Mothma.”

They sure did and they sure did recast Tarkin before in Episode III, but nobody talks about this abomination for good reason.

The good news was it was only a cameo from a distance in the film.

It’s unfortunate though because Wayne Pygram is actually a really good actor. I just wish they did a better make-up job.

So that was an example of recast. 

People argue that the CGI looks fake and looks better in movies like James Cameron’s Avatar but here’s the thing: it only looks good because the entire world was CGI and contact with actual reality was kept to a minimum. The scene where Sigourney Weaver’s human character is carried by the Navi through the forest actually looks pretty fake. 

The entire time, “Tarkin” had to be in contact with real cast members beside him so of course there’s an uncanny valley effect. Have you looked at the job they did though?

Original for comparison:

Certainly better than what happened in Episode III. Besides, the uncanny valley would probably work in his favor since he IS a villain. They’re supposed to be unsettling.

Guy Henry and the people at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) worked hard and did a damn good job AND they brought Peter Cushing back from the dead. Appreciate the skill, enjoy the damn popcorn, and enjoy the damn movie because Rogue One is a damn good movie.

Originally posted by utiligif

Never Get Involved with a Skywalker

The mother of the Skywalkers

Look at her now

This one raised/trained two Skywalkers, here he is today

Fucking dead

This one married a Skywalker, what happened?

She fucking died!

This next one befriended a Skywalker, married one, and fathered another

Dead

The next people took in a Skywalker and lived with him for at least 13 years

They’re all dead

This one was co-comander to a Skywalker on a space station

He fucking blew up!

The next pair raised a Skywalker from birth

They fucking blew up too!

And this woman was close friends and coworker with a Skywalker

She was incinerated.

These two both lived with a Skywalker as a step mother and one as a nephew

They were burned to death

Do not get involved with a Skywalker.

This has been a Public Service Anouncment

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Star Wars Meme - Characters [4/10] → Wilhuff Tarkin

Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.

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BTS |  Peter Cushing’s carpet slippers

The riding boots given to actor Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) to wear with his costume was apparently so ill-fitting that he was given permission from director George Lucas to wear his own carpet slippers instead; He was thus never filmed below the knees. Actress Carrie Fisher has reportedly said that she found her interrogation scene with Peter Cushing so difficult not only because he was such a nice man in real life, but also because she “found it difficult to be intimidated by a man wearing carpet slippers”.