”The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.”
If you’ve been waiting for a one of the new Star Wars movies to be a let down, THIS AINT IT SON. Rogue One is an extremely well crafted movie, that not only holds some of the best CGI I’ve ever seen in my life, but it’s also got a great and compelling story. If you were a fan of the force awakens this movie KS certainly a departure from that in as far as tone and intensity. The movie does an impressive job of keeping you on the edge of your seat, even when we should have an idea of how this story plays out. It’s also littered with great Easter eggs and references for hardcore fans to get a hold of. Rogue One is a film about war, and when we get that war is when this movie shines brightest. The cast is full of characters that we don’t get too much back story for, but we get enough of their personalities to make up for it. This is a much darker Star Wars film, and even with the idea of hope being it’s corner stone, it doesn’t relent on its portrayal of war. You don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to love this movie, but if you are, you’ll love it all the more. Also….Vader.
Review Score : 9 out of 10