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Friday, December 30, 2016

Flick Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

12/26/2016 11:35:01 PM

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To be honest, reviewing this film might be deemed unfair on both my end and yours. Well, in the first place, I am not really a fan of this galaxy-storified movie saga called Star Wars (But don't get me wrong; I don't hate it either). However, yours truly managed to watch this movie courtesy of my other task as a blog contributor for the entertainment startup Star Powerhouse and MySky. 

So I saw this movie last week and boy, this appeared to be different from the franchise itself. Well, indeed it is because Rogue One was aimed and delivered to be the first stand-alone movie from the Star Wars saga, with characters different from what has been familiar to me before. Apart from Princess Leila and Darth Vader, who else have at least ring a bell for me there? 

Jyn Erso was the lady on a mission and that involves his father and the superweapon Death Star. And furthermore, carrying the fight of the rebellion that bridges the time of Episode III (Revenge of the Sith) and Episode IV (A New Hope – and best described as Star Wars first movie installment). 

So it looked a part of the franchise without aiming itself as one. It was different; a fresh-take, as some fans might say. I have to commend how the plots and subplots were made into this one; not a typical galactic setting film but had that kind of feel. And heck, action scenes were at their dopest. It totally blew my mind when the scenes leading to conclusion took place – and it wasn't typical as what you think.

It's not fair for me to say this is the best Star Wars movie yet. But certainly with the raves from the critics, the blockbuster reports, and in case I managed to catch up with other installments of the saga soon, I could probably utter them all.

The Verdict: 8.6

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Story by John Knoll and Gray Whitta. Screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. Music by Michael Giacchino; Cinematography by Greig Fraser; and edited by John Gilroy, Colin Goudie, and Jabez Olssen. This film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel; and directed by Gareth Edwards. A production by Lucasfilm Ltd.; released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Author: slickmaster | © 2016 september twenty-eight productions

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