Where do I begin with Rogue One? It’s not like any Star Wars film I have ever seen. It is very disjointed at the start, as they try and meddle too many stories into one and it gets a little confusing. However, I found myself invested in the characters despite there being many to follow.
The main character, so to speak, is Jyn, Felicity Jones, a daughter of an imperial scientist whose family, are quickly broken up by the empire. Her father, Galen played by Mads Mikkelsen, sacrifices himself and surrenders so that she may live. She is adopted and mentored by Saw Gerrera, Forest Whitaker, who teaches her how to fight but leaves her when it becomes too dangerous.
Turning to a life of crime, she is soon captured and then ultimately saved by the rebellion. They give her an ultimatum whether to save herself by luring her old mentor, or go back to prison. She chooses to help the rebellion, but reluctantly. She meets Cassian Andor, Diego Luna, a rebellion fighter who is determined to stop the empire at any cost, and an ex-imperial robot K-2SO who’s charm and wit excels the film.
The film itself is a darker film than many of the other Star Wars films. The end of the film begins where A New Hope Begins, in a dark place. What can I say without spoiling the film too much? It’s an interesting watch, a must-do for Star Wars and Sci-Fi fans? If you’re not a fan of Star Wars, then Rogue One should be on your watch film because it’s a beautifully shot film with incredibly actors. Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen and Donnie Yen are a few who knock it out of the park but Alan Tudyk is just the real star of the film. If you’re debating what to watch this weekend? Make it Rogue One. It may not be The Force Awakens, but it’s a good film with an excellent cast that’ll tide us over until Episode VIII comes out next year.