Thoughts on “Rogue One”
If I could sum up why I loved RO in one sentence it would be simply that this movie reminded me why I fell in love Star Wars in the first place. I’m gonna put spoilers below the cut and try not to gush tooo much. I’m also going to try not to make too many comparisons between RO and TFA, because I know many people have strong feelings about TFA and how it fits into SW canon, a canon I’m admittedly not the best versed in. But there are some things that personally, for me, made RO a more compelling, complex and honest story. Anyway, here we go:
1) I was a goner just from the opening. Two people making an unimaginable sacrifice so their child can live - the shots of little Jyn running into the canyon, her little determined face, I was crying 5 minutes. Chalk it up to seasonal affect but this time of year I ALWAYS get emotional about how much we hitch our hope for salvation onto our children.