Friday, December 16, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Director: Gareth Edwards. Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Jimmy Smits, James Earl Jones. 134 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Fantasy.

I can watch movies with known endings (it's about the journey, right?), watch another parallel editing of disabling a shield (another shield?!), or buy stories with glaring holes (the Empire believes you serve them, even after they've killed your wife?). What I can't stand, is a slap in the face: eliminating the SW-defining opening crawl, omitting SW-defining Jedi characters and lightsaber duels, or Disney saying: "Sorry, we just have to make one Star Wars a year." Not that I was bored; I just don't see myself buying the soundtrack, or watching it again. And that's a first for me.

Mo says:


  1. My friends thought it was a brilliant film, I thought it was good but not great and the 3D didn't add to the experience at all. So yes, I agree with your review.

    1. This is one movie they seriously hyped before the premiere to got positive critic reviews - and now that everyone's seen the movie, people are afraid to say the Emperor has no clothes on. And I'm glad I didn't even try the 3D version.