The last twelve months have gone so quick. I can’t believe I just watched my second, new release, Star Wars movie in such a short amount of time. It took me back to when they re-released the original three back in the late 90’s.
I don’t often swear on this blog as I feel it’s not the best way to get across my thoughts on miniatures BUT – Fucking hell Rogue One was Great!!
I had some mild concerns going into it as I didn’t want it to be a teeny bopper type action movie like the Hunger Games. I was also worried it might just be very, very cheesy.
From start to finish I was captivated by the whole thing. Obviously all the effects were top notch but there was the same grittiness to it as there was in the original three and Episode 7.
Essentially, it is a War movie. It took the audience and Star Wars fans down to the grunt level of fighting in a galaxy far, far away. The action was intense but what really made this movie stand out, for me, was the clever and well executed plot. Episode 4 always had a slight shadow hanging over it’s head in regards to the convenience of having a weak spot on the Death Star. Now, with Rogue One, we have the reason why and it has brought it all together, very simply but perfectly.
There are some fantastic characters in this movie that are both unique and intriguing. Full credit to all the actors portraying them even those with smaller bit parts. They really brought their roles to life. It really did feel like we were seeing how the average Joe was dealing with whole conflict.
Rogue One wasn’t trying to out do any of the main films in the franchise but at the same time it paid homage to them. It was not cheesy at all, actually there was one small camio that I thought was pointless.
I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the Star Wars saga and it has left me wanting more, more, MORE!!
I’ll give it five, very easy, stars!!!!