Movie Review of Star Wars Rogue One
Star Wars Rogue One is not a sequel, nor a filler. Rogue One is a prequel to the original Star Wars film, i.e., Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope that was released way back in 1977. This film is something that you have never seen before in the entire Star Wars space saga.
The film is seen to be a separate anthology or a standalone with Gareth Edwards serving as the director. The film stars Felicity Jones in the role of Jyn Erso. Mads Mikkelsen plays Galen Erso who is Jyn’s father, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang and Riz Ahmed also star in the movie.
This is the story of Jyn Erso. She is the daughter of a research specialist Galen Erso. He is recruited against his wishes to design the Death Star. The plot follows Jyn’s plans to steal the Death Star. As you know, the whole movie revolves around the development of the Empire’s superweapon Death Star, something that was never touched upon before.
The acting is superb. Felicity Jones, of The Theory of Everything, returns as a strong female protagonist of Rogue One. Another thing that is remarkable about this Star Wars movie is the diversity of its cast. They have tried to include actors of different colors.
Also, the movie is somewhat dark and grim in nature. So, consider this to be a movie for adults.
Rogue One has all the characters from A New Hope. There is Darth Vader of course! Then the characters of Bail Organa and Grand Moff Tarkin make a return to this film.
It is the grand opening scene that is bound to blow your mind away. What makes Rogue One stand out from the prequels is that apart from its stunningly breathtaking visual effects, the story is equally enthralling. The epic final battle is the biggest showdown that you have ever seen in a Star Wars flick before.