Sunday, January 8, 2017

Rogue One review

Going into Rogue One, I didn't have the highest of expectations. Sure, I expected to like it, but I never expected to love and obsess over it.
The movie centers around a team of unlikely heroes who band together and go on a daring mission to steal the plans of the evil Emperor's galactic weapon: the Death Star. Despite their differences and their flaws, the characters will do whatever it takes to retrieve the plans. Even if it means giving up their own lives. These characters teach us about courage, loyalty, and above all, hope.
I will admit, the movie was a little slow moving and confusing in the beginning. At first you're not sure who is who, and why there doing what, but after the first thirty minutes everything comes together and the pace rapidly gets faster.   

For those who are expecting a lighthearted, fun film, let me just say that this is not that type of movie. It definitely has more of a dark feeling and style to it, but I feel like that was perfectly necessary given it's a war movie. The dark feeling to the film does not, however, make the film any less enjoyable. Quite to the contrary actually.
But the best part of the movie is the ending. I'm not going to say anything more about it due to the fact that I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet, but needless to say, the ending was quite satisfactory.
So there you have it. Rogue One is definitely a different kind of Star Wars movie, but it is well worth the watch.

4.5 stars






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