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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Rogue One's existence stems from one line heard in Star Wars: A New Hope, so, in that sense it comes off like an experiment by Disney. A billion dollar grossing experiment that fits the Star Wars mold whilst forging its own identity. The usage of moral grays instead of the series reliance on black and white (good versus evil) was refreshing and adds another layer to Rogue One's main narrative. The backstory for how the Death Star had a flaw was solid I thought. A special shout-out to Alan Tudyk's K-S20 bringing necessary levity to the darkest Star Wars film to date. Jyn Erso (portrayed by Felicity Jones), Rogue One's protagonist, is the most fleshed out and best written character in the flick while her mostly likable diverse supporting cast are less developed: I wished to know more about these other characters instead of what was ultimately given to me. The scenes with Darth Vader are fantastic, but the CGI recreations of deceased actors (doesn't feel right to me) entering uncanny valley are not. *Cringes* John Williams not composing the music shows in the final product too.

Still, all in all, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story does earn the Star Wars moniker and like Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) has me psyched for any future Star Wars related motion pictures.