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Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Disappoints - Movies In Focus
A spoiler-filled review of Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the worst theatrically released Star Wars yet. I know that many will lambast the work that George Lucas did in this prequel trilogy, but I have a soft spot for his vision with those films. I understand that Lucas was trying to offer fans something different, expanding on the many stories and plot threads that he liked (and thought others would) while also pushing the boundaries of special effects. I’m not saying that Rogue One is bad (it’s not), it’s just that it doesn’t build any interesting characters but it does offer up some interesting battle sequences. It might be at its best when it’s trying to fit into the void between 2005’s Revenge of the Sith and 1977’s A New Hope (aka Star Wars). Felicity Jones is Jyn Erso. the daughter of one of the men behind the design of the Death Star (Mads Mikkelson), She travels the galaxy, evading the shadow of the Empire, before getting picked up by the Rebel Alliance. She’s persuaded by the rag tag group of freedom fighters to try and get Saw Gerrera (Forest Whittaker) to [...]