Rogue One, A Star Wars Story: Movie review

I know a lot of you are thinking “Great, another Star Wars movie”. And some are thinking “GREAT, another Star Wars movie!!!!”. My feelings were somewhere in between. I was interested in the story they were going to tell, but hoping that they did it in a fresh way and not just putting new characters in a previous story. I have to say that Disney did this one right. Even though it was an idea we have been familiar with since the very beginning, they managed to introduce us to new characters while keeping the main objective in your mind throughout the movie. Pretty quickly into the movie you start to care about the characters and what happens to them. There is plenty of humor to balance out the more serious scenes, and plenty of action. Both staples of the Star Wars universe.

Movie Synopsis:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

I didn’t really have any negatives for this movie. I thought it was much fresher than the most recent chapter in the series, which is great since it is technically a stand alone installment in the saga. I saw the movie in Imax 3D which I would recommend. ( I normally don’t say you must see live action movies in 3D, but I think it really adds to this one). Would give it a 5 out of 5 for a must see film. I would go see it in the theater again if I could, which is saying something.

Here’s a featurette “Introducing Jyn Erso”

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