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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, A Whole Review

By Paul Anthony

When Disney bought LucasFilm, The Star Wars film franchise was reborn, it was not hard to figure out that more Star Wars films would come out and why not, there were so many stories to tell and so many characters to explore and then we got Force Awakens and many of us clearly hungry for it and the film lived up to the hype that was surrounding it. We would soon find out that Disney would plan to release films that aren’t part of the main saga which is the SkyWalker family  saga and the first film would be Rogue One.

That’s right we finally got a movie that would show us how the Rebels got the plans to the Death Star, that Luke used to blow it up in A New Hope. That’s right in the New Hope opening crawl, the paragraph that tells us that the rebels have the Death Star plans, we got a nearly two and half hour-long movie out of that little paragraph. Could the film live up to the hype?

Indeed there was a lot of hype because of the time frame it was in. People I believe got excited for the fact that Darth Vader could be in it, we all know that he was one of the most powerful character and the most iconic character in the franchise. I knew for starters that if Vader would be in this film, he needed to be a Bad Ass because the time it was taking place.  I understand that they wanted to stay away from the SkyWalker name but it’s very hard to avoid Darth Vader.

For starters Rogue One was a good film and you should see it, I am giving it 3 stars and here is why. The fight scenes were very well done and the very little use of CGI was good, The story was average at best but they weren’t given a lot to work with. Darth Vader had two scenes with a combine scream time of ten minutes and stole the film, We got the Vader we needed and not the David Prowes of A New Hope.

Here are a few things that I Believe hurt the film. For Starters There was no proper build up with the Rebels  nor was there any good Character depth and very little dialog with certain characters. No true emotions to connect with the audience. Also we may have wanted another Star Wars film but this one wasn’t the one we needed. I Believe what hurt the most was the fact that we knew the rebels would win this battle only thing we didn’t know forsure was that all the rebels would die, but considering we haven’t seen them characters in New Hope kind have  gave us the big clue.

Regardless of the negavity we are going to get a high dollar count. In fact in it’s opening weekend it managed to make 290 million off of a 200 budget, making it a success. for disney and won’t have much competion over the next few weeks.

If your a true fan you may want to see it, there are some great cameos on top of Darth Vader scenes, However le’ts be honest this film was a good fix until we get epeisode 8.

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