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To be honest, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this latest Star Wars movie since I wasn't all that crazy about The Force Awakens...
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Okay, now back to Rogue One.
Ever wonder how the Death Star plans ended up in Princess Leia's possession?
Well, Rogue One, which fits right into Episode IV A New Hope...
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I loved this movie, and consider it one of the best Star Wars films made to date.
I'm wondering if I'm just being a fanboy by rushing to give the film a 5-star rating. (It also received 8.1 out of 10 stars on IMDb). I'll probably have to watch it a few more times to actually see any plot holes.
While I love the Star Wars franchise overall, it's easy to become cynical about it, especially since it falls into the trope of having the main characters doing everything.
Seriously. Can't the "...galaxy far, far away..." even in the expanded universe, function without Luke, Liea, Han and Chewie?
Rogue One breaks this pattern. And this is what I love most about the movie. Swiping the Death Star plans cost the Rebel Alliance dearly. It's not just red shirts dying on-screen, but the main characters. All of them.
Even though this was a story about new characters on a one-way mission, there were plenty of appearances by iconic characters, thanks to cool, but sometimes unsettling CGI.
I'm not merely referring to Grand Moff Tarkin or Princess Liea either. I got the biggest kick out of recognizing some of the rebel fighter pilots. I didn't see Porkins, but some fans claim they did.
If you've never seen a Star Wars movie (I know of some people who haven't), then you only need to watch the original, Episode IV: A New Hope to fully appreciate the plot.
I use to love reading movie novelizations, because I'd gain deeper insights into the characters, setting and action. However, haven't read movie-to-book in ages.
I think Rogue One will be worth reading.
Oh, and I'll probably be purchasing any Rogue One related wargame and role playing game materials once they're published.
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