Yall have no idea how excited I was when Paul told us we could cover Star Wars. I was jumping up and down excited ok? Needless to say I am a huge Star Wars fan, have been for many years. So I have some bias. Ok maybe a lot more bias than most. But that’s mainly towards the expanded universe, which we might get to later down the road, but not today. Today we’re here to talk about Rogue One!
Let’s talk about the characters first. We got some really awesome, funny characters like Chirrut Îmwe(Donnie Yen) and K-2SO(Alan Tudyk). I personally really like Jyn Erso(Felicity Jones), though some people say her character wasn’t developed enough. But K-2SO really did steal the show for everyone, including me. He was funny, sarcastic, and could back up all the C-3POesk comments he made, especially with the slap to Cassian Andor(Diego Luna) before they all met Saw Gerrera(Forest Whitaker). Yen also had one of the favorite characters, with the quotable “I am one with the Force, the Force is with me”. I heard people saying that for weeks after the movie was released.
The story line was well written to me, I enjoyed it. A major complaint for some people was that we don’t know much about these characters, and they die in the end, so what is the point of this movie? Well for one, this movie is days before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and we don’t see these characters in episode IV, so why would they survive? And for two, this is a war movie; people tend to die in war movies, and not many survive. Finally, there is a chance we could see these characters in other “between” movies, (between episodes three and four). We already see Jyn Erso in some of Disney’s Star Wars Forces of Destiny TV shorts. It’s possible to see the Rogue One team before the movie, so don’t give up on possibly seeing them again.