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Monday, December 26, 2016

Sheep Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
"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).
Winning the galaxy!

There was one thing I wish they hadn't recaptured from the original Star Wars...the music! It was the same, and sounded so out-dated and kind of cheesy. But it did bring back memories of the first three movies.

This movie can stand on its own, but it does tie into the original Star Wars movie and will have more meaning if you've seen that one. This one is worth seeing on the big screen.
Husband: 3 1/2 Sheep
Holly: 4 1/2 Sheep

4 "One with the Force" Sheep



  1. Back in the day, I was a hardcore Star Wars fan, but now, not so much. I collected a lot of the toys that people now want on eBay which include some figures of Carrie Fisher, RIP. I don't think I would check this out in a movie theater, but I would watch it when it comes to Netflix or on DVD. Happy New Year and great review!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! There are some great scenes in the movie, but if you've lost your love of SW then renting is the best bet. Have a safe and happy New Year!

  2. Thanks for the review - I'm torn about seeing this movie because I too am divided on the Star Wars movies - I loved the first 3 - tolerated the next 3 - and enjoyed The Force Awakens - I really hate when movies jump around in timelines - I prefer to have movies progress chronologically and this would be another jump ....

    1. I agree with the time line jumping! This one is a little different because you don't need to know the other Star Wars movies to enjoy this daughter has never seen the Star Wars movies and loved this one. Definitely see it on DVD.

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    1. Yes! Caught some of the original one's magic...but I do wish they had updated the music it was like listening to the movie scores of 80's movies.

  4. I was just like you guys. I was a hardcore fan of the first three (ep. IV-VI) the sequels left me with a bad after taste and I only went to see TFA because Star Wars and I'll admit I was pretty reluctant to see this one at the movie theater. Total surprise and I'm glad I saw it in 3D. It's been a long while I've given a movie a 5 star rating and to me this was totally it and worth it.

    1. I think the kids from the originals all feel that way about those "other" Star Wars movies . Maybe I'll go see it again in 3D this time!