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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

"A Rebellion Built on Hope"

PG-13 2016-12-14 Action 2hr 13m

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

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A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

  • Released
    2016-12-14
  • Revenue
    $1,056,057,273
  • Budget
    $200,000,000
  • Runtime
    2hr 13m
  • Genre
    Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    7.8
  • Production
    Lucasfilm Ltd.

Crew

Gareth Edwards
Director
Chris Weitz
Screenplay
Kathleen Kennedy
Producer

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Cast

Diego Luna

Diego Luna

Captain Cassian Andor
Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

Chirrut Imwe
Jiang Wen

Jiang Wen

Baze Malbus
Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn

Director Orson Krennic
Guy Henry

Guy Henry

Grand Moff Tarkin
Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Saw Gerrera
Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed

Bodhi Rook
Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen

Galen Erso
Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits

Bail Organa
Alistair Petrie

Alistair Petrie

General Draven
Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels

General Merrick
Paul Kasey

Paul Kasey

Admiral Raddus
Stephen Stanton

Stephen Stanton

Admiral Raddus (voice)
Ian McElhinney

Ian McElhinney

General Dodonna
Fares Fares

Fares Fares

Senator Vaspar
Jonathan Aris

Jonathan Aris

Senator Jebel
Spencer Wilding

Spencer Wilding

Darth Vader
Daniel Naprous

Daniel Naprous

Darth Vader
James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

Darth Vader (voice)
Ingvild Deila

Ingvild Deila

Princess Leia Organa
Valene Kane

Valene Kane

Lyra Erso
Beau Gadsdon

Beau Gadsdon

Young Jyn
Dolly Gadsdon

Dolly Gadsdon

Younger Jyn
Duncan Pow

Duncan Pow

Sergeant Melshi
Jordan Stephens

Jordan Stephens

Corporal Tonc
Babou Ceesay

Babou Ceesay

Lieutenant Sefla
Aidan Cook

Aidan Cook

Edrio Two Tubes
Andy de la Tour

Andy de la Tour

General Hurst Romodi
Tony Pitts

Tony Pitts

Captain Pterro
Eric MacLennan

Eric MacLennan

Rebel Tech
Francis Magee

Francis Magee

Jav Mefran
Geraldine James

Geraldine James

Blue Squadron
Ariyon Bakare

Ariyon Bakare

Blue Squadron
Simon Farnaby

Simon Farnaby

Blue Squadron
Drewe Henley

Drewe Henley

Red Leader Garven Dreis
Angus MacInnes

Angus MacInnes

Gold Leader Dutch Vander
Toby Hefferman

Toby Hefferman

Blue Eight
Jack Roth

Jack Roth

Lieutenant Mytus Adema
Geoff Bell

Geoff Bell

Lieutenant Frobb
Michael Smiley

Michael Smiley

Dr. Evazan
Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis

Weeteef Cyubee
Angus Wright

Angus Wright

Hammerhead Captain
David Ankrum

David Ankrum

Wedge Antilles
Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

Death Star Technician
Ned Dennehy

Ned Dennehy

Prisoner
Angus Cook

Angus Cook

Mechanic
Emeson Nwolie

Emeson Nwolie

Personnel
Russell Balogh

Russell Balogh

X-Wing Pilot
Steen Young

Steen Young

Vault Officer
Attila G. Kerekes

Attila G. Kerekes

Rebel Marine on Yavin
Mac Pietowski

Mac Pietowski

Commi Tech / Marine Soldier
Ram Bergman

Ram Bergman

Death Star technician
Katie Sheridan

Katie Sheridan

Stormtrooper
Terri Douglas

Terri Douglas

Stormtrooper
Vanessa Lengies

Vanessa Lengies

Stormtrooper
Vanessa Marshall

Vanessa Marshall

Stormtrooper
Verona Blue

Verona Blue

Stormtrooper
Dave Filoni

Dave Filoni

Stormtrooper
David Boat

David Boat

Stormtrooper
David Cowgill

David Cowgill

Stormtrooper
David Sobolov

David Sobolov

Stormtrooper
Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Stormtrooper
Fred Tatasciore

Fred Tatasciore

Stormtrooper
Julian Stone

Julian Stone

Stormtrooper
Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood

Stormtrooper
Michael Giacchino

Michael Giacchino

Stormtrooper
Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Stormtrooper
Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Stormtrooper
Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy

Stormtrooper
Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal

Stormtrooper
Alexi Melvin

Alexi Melvin

Stormtrooper
Christian Simpson

Christian Simpson

Stormtrooper
Chris Scarabosio

Chris Scarabosio

Stormtrooper
David Acord

David Acord

Stormtrooper
Flora Miller

Flora Miller

Stormtrooper
John Gilroy

John Gilroy

Stormtrooper
John S. Schwartz

John S. Schwartz

Stormtrooper
Jonathan Dixon

Jonathan Dixon

Stormtrooper
Karen Huie

Karen Huie

Stormtrooper
Kevin Hickman

Kevin Hickman

Stormtrooper
Lex Lang

Lex Lang

Stormtrooper
Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

Stormtrooper
Orly Schuchmacher

Orly Schuchmacher

Stormtrooper
Steve Bardrack

Steve Bardrack

Stormtrooper
Tom Harrison-Read

Tom Harrison-Read

Stormtrooper
James Harkness

James Harkness

Private Basteren
David M. Santana

David M. Santana

Trooper (uncredited)
Robin Pearce

Robin Pearce

Rebel Tech
Tim Beckmann

Tim Beckmann

Captain Antilles
Gabby Wong

Gabby Wong

Gold Nine
Richard Glover

Richard Glover

Red Twelve
Richard Cunningham

Richard Cunningham

General Ramda
Michael Gould

Michael Gould

Admiral Gorin
Rufus Wright

Rufus Wright

Lieutenant Casido
Michael Shaeffer

Michael Shaeffer

General Corssin
Matt Rippy

Matt Rippy

Corporal Rostock
Michael Nardone

Michael Nardone

Shield Gate Officer
Nathan Plant

Nathan Plant

Imperial Guard Droid
Christopher Patrick Nolan

Christopher Patrick Nolan

Alderaanian Guard
Ruth Bell

Ruth Bell

Jedha Server
May Bell

May Bell

Jedha Server
Keith Dunphy

Keith Dunphy

Blockade Runner Pilot
Nick Hobbs

Nick Hobbs

Engineer
Samantha Alleyne

Samantha Alleyne

Stormtrooper / Scarif Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Benjamín Benítez

Benjamín Benítez

Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Arthur L. Bernstein

Arthur L. Bernstein

Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Steve Blum

Steve Blum

Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Brendan Cook

Brendan Cook

Rebel Marine (uncredited)
Sabine Crossen

Sabine Crossen

Jedha City Citizen (uncredited)
Zarene Dallas

Zarene Dallas

Red Eight (uncredited)
Dave Prince

Dave Prince

Jedha Native (uncredited)
Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Daniel Eghan

Daniel Eghan

Partisan Style Y - Militiaman (uncredited)
Marc Esse

Marc Esse

Imperial Technician (uncredited)
Jake Francis

Jake Francis

Rebel Marine (uncredited)
Scott Frazer

Scott Frazer

Comms. Tech (uncredited)
Steven James Griffiths

Steven James Griffiths

Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Sam Hanover

Sam Hanover

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Philip Harvey

Philip Harvey

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
James Henri-Thomas

James Henri-Thomas

Rebel Officer (uncredited)
Dolly Jagdeo

Dolly Jagdeo

Rebel Engineer (uncredited)
Kamil Lemieszewski

Kamil Lemieszewski

Engineer (uncredited)
Tyrone Love

Tyrone Love

Rebel Marine Commander (uncredited)
Obie Matthew

Obie Matthew

Jedha Priest (uncredited)
Sandeep Mohan

Sandeep Mohan

Scarif Trooper (uncredited)
Robert Strange

Robert Strange

Kullbee Sperado / Cycyed Ock (uncredited)
David Norfolk

David Norfolk

Trech Molock (uncredited)
Axel Nu

Axel Nu

Mechanic Pilot (uncredited)
Jem Kai Olsen

Jem Kai Olsen

Jedha resident (uncredited)
Mike Prior

Mike Prior

Rebel Tech (uncredited)
Louis Samms

Louis Samms

Imperial Tank Commander (uncredited)
Scott Tanner

Scott Tanner

Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Arti Shah

Arti Shah

Power Droid (uncredited)
Kiran Shah

Kiran Shah

Oolin Musters (uncredited)
Tim Stafford

Tim Stafford

Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Scott Stevenson

Scott Stevenson

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Matthew Stirling

Matthew Stirling

Private Calfor (uncredited)
John Swartz

John Swartz

Rebel Sentry (uncredited)
Albert Tang

Albert Tang

Red Pilgrim (uncredited)
Vince Taylor

Vince Taylor

Rebel X-wing Pilot (uncredited)
Michael Thyx

Michael Thyx

Rebel Marine (uncredited)
Tony Toste

Tony Toste

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Sezer Unver

Sezer Unver

Comm. Tech Marina Soldier (uncredited)
Pablo Verdejo

Pablo Verdejo

Rebel Trooper (uncredited)
Jay Waddell

Jay Waddell

Rebel Extremist (uncredited)
Paul Weston

Paul Weston

Feyn Vann - Engineer (uncredited)
John Whitby

John Whitby

Rebel Marine (uncredited)
Boriana Williams

Boriana Williams

Villager (uncredited)
Dion Williams

Dion Williams

Green Twelve (uncredited)
Ivy Wong

Ivy Wong

Pendra Siliu (uncredited)
Hiu Woong-Sin

Hiu Woong-Sin

Adjutant to General Draven (uncredited)
Sam Wilkinson

Sam Wilkinson

X-Wing Pilot (uncredited)
Hugh O'Brien

Hugh O'Brien

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Matthew Dale

Matthew Dale

Red Jedha Priest (uncredited)

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Reviews for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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A Review by Simon Foster

Written by Simon Foster on 2016-12-16

"It carries the burden of being about odds and stakes, of legacies and consequences, of understanding destiny..." Read the full review he... read more

"It carries the burden of being about odds and stakes, of legacies and consequences, of understanding destiny..." Read the full review here: http://screen-space.squarespace.com/reviews/2016/12/17/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story.html

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A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2017-02-06

Is not my new favourite _Star Wars_ movie. But does contain my new favourite _Star Wars_ scene. _Final rating:★★★½ - I strongly recommend... read more

Is not my new favourite _Star Wars_ movie. But does contain my new favourite _Star Wars_ scene. _Final rating:★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time._

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A Review by Star Lord 10

Written by Star Lord on 2017-02-17

Fun Star Wars movie. Plenty of homages and nods to the original trilogy throughout the film, Andy plenty of cameos as well. Has amazing acti... read more

Fun Star Wars movie. Plenty of homages and nods to the original trilogy throughout the film, Andy plenty of cameos as well. Has amazing action sequences and enough thrills to keep any true Star Wars fan hooked right from the beginning. No opening crawl at the start for a change and a great score by Michael Giachinno, but still includes the original end credits with John Williams' original music. K-2SO is a show stealer and is very funny as a character. Overall the best Star Wars film since Empire Strikes Back in my opinion. The force is with this one.

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A Review by Lucky_Man 5

Written by Lucky_Man on 2017-05-10

On the surface, this is a well-made action movie set within the Star Wars universe filled with nods and homages to "A New Hope" that will ma... read more

On the surface, this is a well-made action movie set within the Star Wars universe filled with nods and homages to "A New Hope" that will make you tingle with warm nostalgia. The reappearance of sets, costumes and characters from our favorite childhood movies might make you say "Now, THIS is a Star Wars movie!" However, nostalgia and making copious amounts of money on that nostalgia seemed to be Disney's primary strategy with this movie. It's mimicry, plain and simple. The CGI recreations of Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher felt very dirty and a flagrant disrespect to the departed actors, not to mention jarring, for a first time viewer. The digital appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin disengaged me from the frail story and made me settle my stomach with a handful of antacid tablets. The story, writing, characterization is on-par with what you'd expect from modern cinema and the movie serves it's primary purpose of being entertaining. But, as a long-time Star Wars fan, I just couldn't help but feeling pandered to while watching this movie.

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A Review by Dark Jedi 10

Written by Dark Jedi on 2017-05-30

Oups! I just realized that, for some reason, this movie had fallen between the cracks. It was quite some time since I watched it but I seem ... read more

Oups! I just realized that, for some reason, this movie had fallen between the cracks. It was quite some time since I watched it but I seem to have forgotten to write a post about it. For me this was one of the best of the new (after the original trilogy) Star Wars movies. It was fun, entertaining with plenty of good, old-fashioned Star Wars action. I generally do not like prequels but this time I felt it was nice to get a bit of the background to the statement that “a number of spies died to get this information” in episode IV. We were even provided with a bit of an explanation as to why the Death Star had this silly weakness in the first place. The actors were doing a decent enough job of it. The chatty android was fun without being totally silly. It was a nice roller coaster ride of action, improvisations, and gung ho ludicrous stunts inside and outside of various forms of transportation means. As usual with Star Wars the science part of science fiction is somewhat lacking. What looks cool is what is put on the screen and screw science. When reading books I am more sensitive to such things but for a Star Wars movie it works well enough. Some people seem to be dissecting the characters and dialogue, trying to put logic into it as well as wanting to have more emotions and “character development”. Come on! It is a Star Wars movie. It is supposed to be all action and visually stunning. On that this movie delivers. Sure the plot is not really the most developed one and has plenty of faults. The movie is till a hugely fun Star Wars based science romp though.

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A Review by Rangan 8

Written by Rangan on 2017-11-04

**The episode III½.** So this is like a bridge between the original trilogy and the next three prequels. A story where the main character... read more

**The episode III½.** So this is like a bridge between the original trilogy and the next three prequels. A story where the main characters from the original tale are not involved. Being a big fan of this franchise, I loved it. I did not expect big, so got entertained well. But pity that this wonderful characters are not going to return. This is just a one-off film. For seeing its overwhelming success, there could be a prequel, which has a very very slim chance. The story was like that had started in a half way. That's why I wanted a prequel to tell us the Galen Erso's point of view story. When he has been taken back to the base to work for the Empire, his daughter is the only one who escapes from there. After a few years later the grown- up daughter, Jyn, end up on the rebel's side. When she hints a plan for them to strike the Empire, nobody considers it. But a rogue gang forms where they all does according to her saying. That's the story, and how it all ends are the rest. The story was simple, but the action-adventures were good. Like what a 'Star Wars' fans want to see. The main drawback was there's no familiar faces around. Even the original franchise style of title and credit presentation was off the beat. Though there were cameos. Darth Vade, Princess Leia, R2D2 and 3PO, including a small lightsabre fight at the end, just to satisfy the fanboys. Overall a worthy film, otherwise it would have not earned one billion at the box office, making one of the top 10 of all time. _8/10_

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A Review by MatthewL.Brady 7

Written by MatthewL.Brady on 2020-01-27

Dark Vader: "Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director." Rogue One follows Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) a Rebellion s... read more

Dark Vader: "Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director." Rogue One follows Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) a Rebellion soldier and criminal, who is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks. I had my worries with Rogue One, if I must admit. After the massive success of "The Force Awakens", the universe of Star Wars has now expanded even more. There's going to be more sequels, prequels, and spin-offs every year now. Why this worries me is because I fear I'm going to be sick of theses and not really get exited anymore. Star Wars should be treated like a three year event like before, it gives more time for the writers & director to really flesh out the story. It may seem like a long wait, but it'll be worth the wait. But that's not all. The trouble re shoots this went through and the ridiculous short deadlines during post-production. But after seeing the film myself, I can safely say that this new prequel isn't a bad one. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is a good movie. Not great or amazing, just decent. In my opinion, it's not up there with "A New Hope" or "Empire Strikes Back". It's more in the middle for me. If I have to be honest, I actually enjoyed "Force Awakens" more than this. Yeah, I said it. The movie is flawed, but it dose have a lot to like about it. I can't imagine the pressure Gareth Edwards must have felt making this, kinda like what Abrams was feeling. In interviews, Gareth has said he was a Star Wars fan and it was the reason why he wanted to make movies. So this is very dear to him and while there where some slip ups in parts, but I must say that he handed the material really well. Gareth Edward is very good at making things feel huge and the heavy scale of things. The action scenes were directed so brilliantly that it actually felt like a war movie. That's what really surprised me about "Rogue One" is how dark and depressing it is. Some people may have a problem with that, since everyone is use to these adventures with are favorite characters. For me, I didn't have an issue with it. Heck, I'm kinda glad it had the balls to go that far and be violent. The humor is very limited, but when there is humor is mostly from K-2SO (played by Alan Tudyk), who was just the best. The CGI in this movie was incredible and quite groundbreaking. I mean, it's TOO GOOD. The way it blended with the real life environment and the action scenes was so good that half of the time I was watching computer effect's on screen. How it was executed was so beautiful and quite the achievement. Now the biggest complaint I've been hearing from Star Wars fans is about Peter Cushing Digital Resurrection. Yep, he's back to cinematic life through the use of state-of-the-art visual effects wizardry. He's character Grand Moff Tarkin is in the movie, but instead of re-casting the role or kept his digital face in the shadows, but that's surprisingly not the case. He's in the movie quite a lot as you see him in full form and up close. This is getting a mix response from people and even I was a bit mixed on it. I was a bit weird out by it, as Peter Cushing has been dead for 22 years and seeing up there was hard to digest. But after letting it sink in, I thought it wasn't too noticeable and in a few scene I actually brought into it. I thought it looked real when he wasn't moving around or any close ups to his face. But that's just my thoughts. Speaking of bringing back old characters, Dark Vader makes a appears in this. While he's screen time is very short, but he steals every scene he's in. Eventually the hallway scene, that was so bad-ass and one of my favorite moments in the movie. It's great to see him and James Earl Jones back as one of greatest villains of all time. Now for the problems: The first half of "Rogue One" was a bit rough for me and I was kinda bored at times. I didn't care or got attracted to the characters. The characterization was lacking and that's a real shame, because Star Wars is all about the characters, as it's the thing we remember from these movies. It's not all about Lightsabers and battles, it's the characters. Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk & Mads Mikkelsen characters were the only ones that I cared about. The others not so much. Another major part of the Star Wars movies is the score. John Williams score is so iconic that it's hard to top it. It's the heart of the series and I kinda wish he did the score for this, because Michael Giacchino score wasn't that good. But I'll cut Giacchino a little slack, he only had 4 weeks to compose it and it is a tough act to follow. That goes back to what I said about the deadlines being too short. Overall rating: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is a good entry to the series and it dose feel like a dark Star Wars movie. I may have problems with the movie and I have to be honest with that, but I do think it ties in very well with "A New Hope". A plot like this was needed to fill in the 40 year old plot gap.

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A Review by r96sk 7

Written by r96sk on 2021-02-04

A pretty cool prequel to 1977's <em>'Star Wars'</em>. I wouldn't say I overly enjoyed it, but it's worthy for the purpose it serves. What... read more

A pretty cool prequel to 1977's <em>'Star Wars'</em>. I wouldn't say I overly enjoyed it, but it's worthy for the purpose it serves. What stopped me from loving <em>'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'</em> was probably, mostly, the pacing, which I found to be too slow in parts. It never majorly affected my viewing experience, but I could feel it slightly dragging here and there. I also didn't like the cast on anything more than a neutral/standard level. Felicity Jones does an admirable job in the lead role, I did like how they set her story up at the beginning. I also found any scene with Mads Mikkelsen good to watch, while Riz Ahmed and Forest Whitaker are solid; Alan Tudyk is OK as well. Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn, however, didn't do anything for me. The story itself is satisfactory, the ending to it is more meaningful than I was expecting and features a few nice shots; the whole film looks lovely in fairness. I personally would've shaved 10-20 minutes off the run time and got more devilish antagonists, though. Still, it's at the very least a good film no doubt.

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A Review by saxon2000dk 8

Written by saxon2000dk on 2021-02-18

One of the better "side stories" of the Star Wars universe. Being mid 40'ies :) my first experience with Star Wars was the original movies o... read more

One of the better "side stories" of the Star Wars universe. Being mid 40'ies :) my first experience with Star Wars was the original movies on the telly, but I have since seen the remastered editions on the big screen as well as the new aditions to the franchise. In that perspective, Rogue One is among my top 5. It can be seen on its own but has good references to the original movies for the devoted fans.

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A Review by mooney240 9

Written by mooney240 on 2022-11-20

**Rogue One feels familiar within the Star Wars franchise but still bold and new! A great on-ramp for people new to Star Wars and a favorite... read more

**Rogue One feels familiar within the Star Wars franchise but still bold and new! A great on-ramp for people new to Star Wars and a favorite for Star Wars enthusiasts.** Rogue One brought back the gritty struggle of the fledgling resistance returning the franchise to the feel and excellence of the original franchise. While the Force and the Jedi's influence could be felt throughout, Rogue One didn't get caught up in lightsaber duels and prophecies, focusing instead on the underground espionage of the Rebellion. Without returning fan favorites safe with plot armor, the stakes were much higher with new characters in jeopardy and danger, and some not surviving. The cast's risk and morally flexible nature made this Star Wars movie focus on the themes of war, unlike the other films. The writing, cinematography, performances, effects, and story were all among the best of the entire franchise. Rogue One is one of the best Star Wars movies and an exceptional spy film!

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A Review by GenerationofSwine 10

Written by GenerationofSwine on 2023-01-14

So, there seems to be two main points that the real haters are focusing on. 1) Fanfiction 2) SJW propaganda. Now, I do believe these a... read more

So, there seems to be two main points that the real haters are focusing on. 1) Fanfiction 2) SJW propaganda. Now, I do believe these are both reactions to, well, The Force Awakens. The first just being a hatred for Rey, who was a Mary Sue and one that gave the entire movie a fanfiction feel. And where that is true for The Force Awakens, its not Rogue One, at least it is not Rogue One if we are staying in the Star Wars universe...it COULD be fanfiction if someone warped Saving Private Ryan into the Star Wars universe and...yeah, not, It's not fan fiction. The Second point, the SJW one, well, that could honestly also be a backlash against The Force Awakens as, yeah, anyone that called Rey a Mary Sue was accused of being a misogynist for, well...reasons. Specifically for reasons that had NOTHING to do with why they didn't like Rey--at least why most people didn't like her...most. And, in Rogue One, if the cast is multi-cultural of ominous political agenda reasons...it doesn't really feel that way. The diversity works and it works because you don't really notice it unless people point it out to complain about it.. ...and the people that do, yeah, it is likely because of The Force Awakens and they are forgetting that this takes place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and, well, by definition they are all aliens anyway, so, you know, trying to force diversity in a movie entirely comprised of according to Hoyle aliens...wouldn't that mean a LOT more alien looking aliens? So, a lot of that is lingering from The Force Awakens and, well, some of it is understandable, if not for the movie itself than because of the backlash against people that thought Rey was entirely too perfect. Another reason for that hate could be a lack of lightsaber battles and, I really feel the fanboys on this one...but, no, really this was a Star Wars movie that felt like a war movie and the lack of blatant force powers and lightsabers until the very end worked... In fact it worked so well you did kind of get a Saving Private Ryan feel off the movie, a lone rogue squad taking on the entire Nazi?...Sith?...the entire Intergalactic Empire. It was really fun to watch and, not sense the Evacuation at Dunkirk that was the planet Hoth, did we see a Star Wars ground battle that really looked like it was a war. So this was pretty cool. And then there is Jyn. Now a lot of hate gores to her and I can't figure out why. She seemed like a real character. Rey could have been a feminist SJW transplant that was made super awesome because...reasons. But Jyn had serious flaws, she had issues, she seemed like a real person. So props to Felicity Jones for bringing that awesomeness to life. No, seriously, props to her. Outside of Solo, I really don't think I've seen a Star Wars character I thought was that, well, cool, real, just fun in the way that you could point to her and say "I could know someone like that." There were other cool characters in the saga...but none as realistically portrayed. And that doesn't just go for Jones. The only main character that doesn't seem like a real person was Chirrut Îmwe and, well, we can forgive him for that because he was the kung-fu movie awesome that helped make the movie not just a war movie in space. He was the guy that brought the Force into the film and made it a Star Wars flick...so, who really cares if he doesn't feel like a real person? I know I don't. And the last bit of hate is because, well, it doesn't have any of the real main characters, no Solo, no Skywalker and...well...it IS a stand alone movie, so if you came in expecting them, well, that is your fault. Disney made it clear from the get-go. What you have here is a cool science fiction war movie. It fits into the saga and it doesn't, but that isn't a bad thing--prequels, the Force Awakens--as only 3/7th of the saga movies are really any good. And, as a war movie, it stands on its own. It is actually better than a LOT of the war movies people tout as masterpieces **cough** **Thin Red Line** **cough** So, watch it, you should have no complaints... ...unless you are complaining about the SJW, the Fanfiction, and the lack of Skywalker or Solo, and if you are, well, there is going to be no pleasing you no matter what you watch.

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A Review by Simon Foster

"It carries the burden of being about odds and stakes, of legacies and consequences, of understanding destiny..." Read the full review here: http://screen-space.squarespace.com/reviews/2016/12/17/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story.html...

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A Review by Simon Foster

Written by Simon Foster on 2016-12-16

"It carries the burden of being about odds and stakes, of legacies and consequences, of understanding destiny..." Read the full review here: http://screen-space.squarespace.com/reviews/2016/12/17/r...

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A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2017-02-06

Is not my new favourite _Star Wars_ movie. But does contain my new favourite _Star Wars_ scene. _Final rating:★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time._...

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A Review by Star Lord 10

Written by Star Lord on 2017-02-17

Fun Star Wars movie. Plenty of homages and nods to the original trilogy throughout the film, Andy plenty of cameos as well. Has amazing action sequences and enough thrills to keep any true Star Wars f...

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A Review by Lucky_Man 5

Written by Lucky_Man on 2017-05-10

On the surface, this is a well-made action movie set within the Star Wars universe filled with nods and homages to "A New Hope" that will make you tingle with warm nostalgia. The reappearance of sets,...

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A Review by Dark Jedi 10

Written by Dark Jedi on 2017-05-30

Oups! I just realized that, for some reason, this movie had fallen between the cracks. It was quite some time since I watched it but I seem to have forgotten to write a post about it. For me this w...

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A Review by Rangan 8

Written by Rangan on 2017-11-04

**The episode III½.** So this is like a bridge between the original trilogy and the next three prequels. A story where the main characters from the original tale are not involved. Being a big fan o...

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A Review by MatthewL.Brady 7

Written by MatthewL.Brady on 2020-01-27

Dark Vader: "Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director." Rogue One follows Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) a Rebellion soldier and criminal, who is about to experience her biggest ...

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A Review by r96sk 7

Written by r96sk on 2021-02-04

A pretty cool prequel to 1977's <em>'Star Wars'</em>. I wouldn't say I overly enjoyed it, but it's worthy for the purpose it serves. What stopped me from loving <em>'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'</...

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A Review by saxon2000dk 8

Written by saxon2000dk on 2021-02-18

One of the better "side stories" of the Star Wars universe. Being mid 40'ies :) my first experience with Star Wars was the original movies on the telly, but I have since seen the remastered editions o...

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A Review by mooney240 9

Written by mooney240 on 2022-11-20

**Rogue One feels familiar within the Star Wars franchise but still bold and new! A great on-ramp for people new to Star Wars and a favorite for Star Wars enthusiasts.** Rogue One brought back the ...

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A Review by GenerationofSwine 10

Written by GenerationofSwine on 2023-01-14

So, there seems to be two main points that the real haters are focusing on. 1) Fanfiction 2) SJW propaganda. Now, I do believe these are both reactions to, well, The Force Awakens. The first jus...

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