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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

Rogue One was released on December 16, 2016.

Rogue One was released on December 16, 2016.

Brooke "Lola" Dresher, Staff Reporter

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I was suppose to see it with a guy friend on opening night, but it was canceled due to personal issues. Instead, I saw it over the Holiday Break.

 

My sister, who has NEVER seen a Star Wars film was not too excited to see it first, but then loved it! She was completely shocked and annoyed with the ending (I was too), but said that she loved it and didn’t expect it to be so good.

 

The movie takes place in between movies. In this case, it was after The Empire Strikes Back (the second movie made). Basically, the main character’s father worked for the Empire (bad guys) and was being brought back to finish the plans and construction of the Death Star. The main character, Jyn Erso, is arrested, but then rescued by the Rebels (good guys) and brought in to find information on the man who raised her after her father was taken by the Empire to finish the plans.

 

Later on, the two (Erso and her assigned partner to find the man who raised her; provided by the Rebels) find more friends and join together to attack the Empire’s (basically) plan blue-prints.

 

The part that made all of my friends, sister, and I annoyed is (SPOILER ALERT!!) all of the main character heroes DIED! They all died on the planet after they sent the plans to the Rebels. Their deaths were caused by being shot mostly, but the two main characters (who I thought would kiss before their deaths; didn’t happen) died from the Death Star taking out the team by using the weapon (Death Star) on the place where they were. NO KISS! Just a long hug from the two that lasted until they died.

 

The movie was overall amazing with a great cast. I didn’t even know that I was watching a Star Wars movie. It didn’t feel like it. It felt like a regular action movie to me, but never lost my interest. There was not too much  speaking in an alien language, the explosions seemed a realistic size instead of being over the top, and we got to see the development of the main characters and feel how they felt. I would give it 4 1/2 stars (pun not intended) since the main characters didn’t kiss before they died and the fact that the main characters DIED!

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