Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away, Luke Skywalker helped the Rebel Alliance blow up the Death Star, thanks to a womp rat-sized weakness that was revealed in some stolen plans. But all that’s in Episode IV: A New Hope, not in this film. No, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the forgotten history of the ragtag group of heroes that banded together to steal those Death Star plans and deliver them to the Princess Leia, laying the groundwork for the movie we grew up on. This standalone Star Wars entry stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, the daughter of a scientist (Mads Mikkelsen) who was captured by the Galactic Empire to help build the Death Star. She’s recruited by the Rebel Alliance to help track down information relating to the project, culminating in a dangerous mission to steal the designs for the planet-killing weapon and transmit them to the Rebels. She doesn’t go it alone though; she’s got an incredible ensemble backing her up on the adventure, including Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, and Alan Tudyk as a reprogrammed Imperial droid named K-2SO. That cast is basically textbook #squadgoals. May 24, 2018 Update: Don't miss your chance to see the latest Star Wars standalone story in Solo: A Star Wars Story, in theaters now!
- Felicity Jones
- Diego Luna
- Alan Tudyk
- Donnie Yen
- Wen Jiang
- Ben Mendelsohn
- Guy Henry
- Forest Whitaker
- Riz Ahmed
- Mads Mikkelsen
Did You Know?
- This is the eighth live-action "Star Wars" movie (excluding three TV movies, which are not considered canon).
- In several of the trailers, there is a scene where two X-wing pilots are walking past two large hangars. In the background is a modern piece of construction equipment clearly bearing the logo of JCB, a UK-based manufacturer. (It's possible this will be cleaned up in post-production).
- [from trailer]
- Mon Mothma: On your own from the age of fifteen; reckless, aggressive, and undisciplined.
- Jyn Erso: This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel.
Atom User Reviews
Man, such a huge pet peeve of mine was finally answered! The movie was epic, definitely the movie of 2016. And I thought the perfect amount of Vader.
If I had to rate it in the saga it's at least 4th, possibly better than Return of the Jedi
Perhaps the darkest, most action-packed Star Wars instalment, director Gareth Edwards’ standalone adventure establishes its own rhythm, balancing fan demands with grand, poetic moments unlike anything this cinematic galaxy has previously achieved.
What fans will get here is loads of action, great effects, good comic relief, stunning locations (Iceland, Jordan and the Maldives) and some intriguing early glimpses of the Galactic Empire as it begins to flex its inter-galactic power.
Edwards is very good at crafting images that straddle the uncomfortable line between beauty and horror, and at dwarfing people with giant monsters and machines with powers beyond mortal comprehension. It’s his comprehension of mortals that sometimes feels lacking.