Film & TV

Rogue One

The first of the non-saga Star Wars movies has finally come out, and I really liked it

3.5/5 stars

Kel­ly and I went to go watch Rogue One on open­ing night. I pur­pose­ly did­n’t read any­thing about the film, and was com­plete­ly spoil­er-free going in. Here are my thoughts, that are full of spoil­ers.

  • It still felt like Star Wars with­out the crawl.
  • The score is ok. Michael Giacchi­no did a great job mak­ing it feel like Star Wars with­in the time he had to do it.
  • Under­stand­ing what the Death Star is made with was cool.
  • I don’t think we’ve vis­it­ed so many places in one Star Wars movie.
  • Felic­i­ty Jones and Diego Luna are amaz­ing in this movie.
  • Vad­er. Oh my good­ness. Vad­er, peo­ple. Vad­er. Vader.
  • I want­ed more Vader.
  • James Earl Jones came back for Vad­er, and it was an awe­some… 2 scenes 😭
  • This sto­ry adds so much con­text to A New Hope.
  • Leia’s motion cap­ture face is ter­ri­ble.
  • The first two acts are a bit slow, and unfor­tu­nate­ly don’t use the time to give more infor­ma­tion about the sup­port­ing characters.
  • Every­one dies. Every­one. That was a sur­prise for me, but made sense.
  • All in all, I real­ly liked it, but The Force Awak­ens is still my favorite of the recent Star Wars movies.