Rogue One – “Going Rogue”

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.

Review

“That Nomad Shad” – Brush off your blasters and fix up your hyper-drive generator for Star Wars: Episode IV’s title crawl! I’m not even joking…

Yip, that's pretty much the plot.

Yip, that’s pretty much the plot.

But will it succumb to the the dark side of the prequels…or does step into the light?

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I’m glad to say that Rogue One is a masterclass by Gareth Edwards and his team!

Rogue One shows us what the average Joe was up to during the rebellion. It’s not a force-heavy Star Wars film and is refreshing for this fact. We get to see characters who are stuck in the middle of this Galactic War and what they have to do to ensure what’s best the Galaxy. It puts the War in Star Wars.

The film is contained, gritty, and shows the scars of war. Rebel soldiers feel like ordinary Joe’s forced to fight for the freedom. Always on edge. Always needing coffee. And these Storm-troopers look like they’ve seen some shit.

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The set-pieces are epic gritty guerilla confrontations. They burst into life with an explosiveness dragging you into the midst of a war zone then die down having you wanting more.

Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn are all great in their roles. Jones and Luna bring some unique views and all-important feels to their characters, while Mendelsohn knocks it out the park as an Imperial turd. But Chirrut Îmwe, played by Donnie Yen, and K-2SO, voice by Alan Tudyk, stole my heart.

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Îmwe is a blind-badass! He’s all force-sentive (You like that shit), but kicks serious ass. He also has the funniest line in the entire film. And K-2SO just had the audience in stitches.

Prepare for some glorious visuals too. Yeah, this shit looks awesome. But what did you expect.

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and now to the dark side…

The movie is a little slow in the beginning and takes a bit of time to settle. It’s slow out the blocks, but ok. No movie is perfect I guess.

Rogue One gets 8 Rogue Squadrons out an Imperial Fleet.

win

P.S. I can’t wait to see this remake.

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Let us know what you thought of the movie!

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