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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 2016
  • PG-13
  • 133min
  • 85%
  • 7.8 / 10

Jyn Erso joins the Rebel Alliance in order to stop the Empire and its Death Star. Jyn, along with Rebel Alliance intelligence officer Cassian Andor, an Imperial droid K-2SO, Chirrut Imwe, a blind spiritual warrior and his mercernary friend Baze Malbus, they set out to obtain the Death Star plans in order to exploit its vulnerability that was built by Galen Erso, Jyn’s father.

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Rogue One is the initial standalone Star Wars film. It first came to fruition after John Knoll pitched the idea of basing the standalone film from Star Wars: A New Hope’s opening text scroll. George Lucas was actually excited about the prospect of a standalone film. What makes the film different from the get-go is the absence of the well-known title crawl. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy said that they settled on blending the old and the new, presenting “In a galaxy, far, far away” among a starry sky. Most Star Wars films heavily featured the Jedis, but the first anthology film marks them absent, making the cast of rebels the forefront of the film’s story. This film was also a vehicle in which they exposed the true nature of Darth Vader, as he holds his notorious lightsaber that he confronts the Rebels with as he retrieves the Death Star plans. Rogue One portrayed the ultimate Darth Vader – a movie monster.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a standalone Star Wars film, by director Gareth Edwards, with screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, based from John Knoll and Gary Whitta’s story. Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker star in the first installment of the Star Wars anthology series. The film differs from other Star Wars movies due to its darker tone. It received praises and positive reviews from critics, and earned two Academy Award nominations. Rogue One was released on December 16, 2016.