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Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks.

Rogue One Star Wars Review

Garreth Edwards is an amazing creative talent. When Disney wisely chose him for the Rogue One project, it was an indication of not only how serious they were about the film, but how they were willing to accept out of the box solutions, while hewing to established canon. I am hopeful that the success of Rogue One will ensure a green light for all of the planned standalone, including the Boba Fett film. As for Edwards, the success of Rogue One will open even more doors, but, hopefully, he’ll return to the American Godzilla franchise, sooner than later.

I’m kinda fascinated by all the positive reaction to this movie since, while I liked the concept and some of the ideas behind Rogue One, I found the characters largely forgettable and the story to be unnecessary. A lot of what happens in the movie felt like fan-service to me.

I liked the imperial droid K2SO for example, but his snarky, sarcastic shtick did go a little over the top eventually and started to feel like overly self-conscious comedy relief. In addition to that, while I get that they wanted to expand the scope of Star Wars and give a sense of the events taking place in a much larger universe, there were SO MANY worlds in this movie – I didn’t count but it seemed like the setting shifted between at least a dozen different planets which became both confusing and a bit tiresome.

After 5 or 6 planets have been announced on the title cards you completely lose track of which planet is which and wonder why the setting needs to keep changing. When this happens in the Bond, Bourne and Mission Impossible movies the settings are countries and cities that we have some reference for: Marrakesh, Abu Dhabi, London, Washington, Paris… we know at least basically what these are and where they are located. We have a sense of the culture and politics involved with these locations. In Rogue One we move from planet to planet but have no idea (or at least I didn’t) what the significance of these places are. The names of the planets mean nothing.

I didn’t hate the movie, but it really didn’t grab me the way that Force Awakens did. Based on the positive response to the movie however, I guess I should try watching it again – maybe I will get more out of it on a second viewing.

1st off RDJ was actually playing the part, they just used a technology to reverse age him. Similar to photoshopping a still picture. The CG Terminator didn’t have to act, they just needed the likeness. What they did with Cushing was BOLD, they had long shots of just him close up, speaking. This was NOT the real actor acting, this was someone completely different pretending to be him, with special effects over it.

Of course RDJ playing RDJ with special effects will be better then JON DOE playing Peter Cushing from 40 years ago. For me, and I consider myself to be a fairly hardcore star wars fan, it was more of the fact that we knew the actor was not real, that took us out. I for one think the initial reveal was astonishing, and then only after we had time for it to sink in, we gazed at this long dialogue with a close up and said hmmm something is a little off. Still very good in my opinion. To that point, the 2 seconds of CGI Leia saying Hope was perfectly fine… These are movies, and fantasy pieces. We need to relinquish a little of our skepticism and accept that we are watching something that is make believe. I think they certainly could have shot the scene in a different way to make so the CGI face of Cushing wasn’t front and center on a huge screen, but the director chose to challenge and push the envelope.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2 (Official)