Archive for December 13th, 2016

13th December
written by Adam

As Lord Vader and the Sith look to expand the empire over the galaxy, the development of the Death Star is imminent, To assist in its creation scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) is reluctantly drafted into service leaving behind his daughter Jyn (Felicity Jones). Now with the rebel alliance growing in strength any and all leverage to stop the Empire must be employed; to that end, stealing the plans to the Death Star and learning its weaknesses is of the utmost importance, just the job for Jyn, Cassian (Diego Luna), Droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), the blind Chirrut (Donnie Yen) partner Blaze (Wen Jiang), and turncoat pilot Bodhi (Riz Ahmed). rogue-one Directed by Gareth Edwards, this expanded footnote of Star Wars lore serves to connect a number of relatively unnecessary dots in an effort to provide more context to the already clouded landscape of George Lucas and Co. That is to say, brace for more planets, more moons, more storm troopers, more interstellar characters we can’t really get attached to, and brace for more of what we’ve come to expect. Perhaps a bit less rapturous in its conclusion as we’re never really given a chance to strongly bond with our leads, and, despite its best efforts, the whole experience feels less grandiose. Still, with a built in audience, this will obviously serve as a palate cleanser for those needing their Star Wars fix until we can dig in to episode VIII expected in 2017; prepare to be whelmed but not overwhelmed with nostalgia. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is rated PG-13

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