Thursday, December 22, 2016



From IMDB:


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: A Star Wars Story (2016) on IMDb
Reviews 641 user | 448 critic

From Rotten Tomatoes:

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.

Rating: PG-13 (for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action)
Directed By: Gareth Edwards (V)
Written By: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy
In Theaters: Dec 16, 2016 Wide
Box Office: $155,081,681.00
Runtime: 133 minutes

Average Rating: 7.5/10
Reviews Counted: 306
Fresh: 259
Rotten: 47

Critics Consensus: Rogue Onedraws deep on Star Warsmythology while breaking new narrative and aesthetic ground -- and suggesting a bright blockbuster future for the franchise.

AUDIENCE SCORE 90% liked it
Average Rating: 4.3/5
User Ratings: 56,479

This is where it all starts. Unless you want to count the three films about Anakin that is...

Okay, so I actually saw this on Dec 15th at 2355 Malaysia time which means that I saw it a day before it actually opened in the US, but I've been busy lately and didn't have the time to sit and put my opinions down about it till now. Anyway, by now most of you have either seen it or read every possible review about it so this will be brief.

What I liked
  • I liked the story. Pretty much answers all the question we've had about how the first Death Star came to be and why that silly vent was made. 
  • Liked the cast. Wasn't too impressed with Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) when I saw her in Inferno (2016) but I do like what she does with her character here. Kept thinking that Diego Luna (Cassian Andor) was Oscar Isaacs though. 
  • Loved all the easter eggs and cameos. Even liked the CGI characters even if Grand Moff Tarkin looked a little too plastic. 
  • Loved the visual effects. 

What I didn't quite like
  • The pacing was a little too slow at times. You go through dramatic scenes and then it seems to slow down at times. Ditto with the battle scene.
  • Battle scene too felt a little too long.
Regardless of my nitpicking overall I liked it. It's one of the better "new" Star Wars story. The Force Awaken was good but it was basically episode IV with a bunch of different characters and different planets. This one feels new but one that fits very nicely I think before episode IV. I'm giving this one a solid 4 out of 5.

Check out the final trailer (if you actually haven't seen it that is)


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