"Rogue One" (original title)
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Writing Credits: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, John Knoll, Gary Whitta, George Lucas
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 16 December 2016 (USA)
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen is now the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.
I went to see Rogue One with my husband and 15 year old daughter. We all had a great time. Even though I am ashamed to admit this, my daughter hasn't seen any of the Star Wars movies.
The last six Star Wars movies I've gone to see because I felt like I should. None of them have measured up to those first three. But Rogue One comes close to the magic of those first three. It starts out a little slow. The audience in bounced around between four or five different places in the galaxy as all the pieces of this chess game are set in motion. Once the story focused a bit, I got invested. This was a big problem for my husband. It moved too slow...too much character development (he likes all action).
Rogue One had a more "Star Wars" feel to it. I think it was the comedy element that sold me. The droid K-2SO was fabulous and probably my favorite character. I was also happy with the character development of Jyn (the heroine).
Husband: 3 1/2 Sheep
Holly: 4 1/2 Sheep
4 "One with the Force" Sheep