Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

By Gareth Edwards

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2016-12-15
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Director: Gareth Edwards
  • Production Company: Lucasfilm
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
7.4/10
7.4
From 5,799 Ratings

Description

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars stand-alone films – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

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Reviews

  • Awesome!!!!!

    5
    By Skyrac3r
    A brilliant movie and this movie took me by surprise as I originally didn’t have high hopes for it. Highly recommended and my second best star wars movie after Empire Strikes Back. Well done Disney.
  • Loved it

    5
    By kedwilkins
    Feels like Star Wars movie. The characters are great and story is amazing
  • Outstanding!!

    5
    By Emelia.Rei
    THE. BEST. FILM. EVER. a must watch !!!
  • Disappointing, a shadow of what was promised.

    2
    By Nihlisimo
    PLOT SPOILERS THROUGHOUT After avoiding reviews and spoilers for this film, I went to see 'Rogue One' a few weeks after it had been released, fearing a repeat of last year's Star Wars: A New Hope Redux. I was thoroughly disappointed, one could not help but hear promises of a far more adult and gritty installment in the Star Wars universe, this was not delivered. I found the majority of the characters to be two-dimensional with no attempt made to flesh out their personalities or make the audience invest in them emotionally. This really stood out towards the end of the film when some main cast members died, and the sudden switch to slow-motion and the change in tone of music showed me that this was meant to be a tragic moment, but I had no attachment to the characters. Disney should note that "Having a large gun" or "Being Blind and repeating a clunky mantra regarding the force" do not constitute personalities. Far too many characters are introduced with far too little time being spent on them to justify their inclusion. Krennic, (one of the few characters who's name I remember) did far too little during the film to justify the time spent dwelling on his character, and could have died far earlier on in the film as he only served as a tedious and easily defeated obstacle towards the end of the film. The time that Jyn and he spend 'monologuing' with each other could have been put to better use. Come to think of it, his role could have been filled by a more established star wars villain such as Grand Moff Tarkin who has real pedigree as a Star Wars Villain and would not have required such a forced and uncompelling introduction. (Peter Cushing has sadly not fared well since his death, and his rigid and expressionless CGI corpse suffered badly from the effects of the 'Uncanny-Valley'). Forest Whitaker was sadly wasted with his character being killed after only a few short minutes of screen time, and could have been completely omitted from the film without his characters absence being noted, and perhaps improving the pacing of the film. What little exposition there was for his character, (that he was too extreme for the rebels) did little to help. It seems that there was a great more to this film that was either planned but never shot, or was cut to achieve a shorter running time and a lower age rating. Again, like The Force Awakens, this film took every opportunity to remind you that "weve seen the OT too" and had too many jarring and unnecessary references to the original films, including a pointless and frankly stupid scene involving two characters from A New Hope who happen to spout the same dialogue as they did in a cantina some 40 years ago. The best (or most promising moments) were; The insurgency in Jedha, this was gritty, and showed a vastly outnumbered and technologicaly inferior resistance group fighting a dirty and familiar war against an occupying force. This part of the film had great potential, and would have served well as a means of 'fleshing out' some of the main cast. The batle at the relay station where the rebels storm an imperial facility to steal the Death Star plans. This could have been vastly improved however, if they had not insisted on cutting away from a gritty, boots-on-the-ground firefight, to scenes of a friendly robot sorting through an overly compicated Imperial filing cabinet. Finally, for me the best scene of the film was... Darth Vader thoroughly F'ing the S**t out of a squad of Rebel soldiers with all the skill and savagery we have come to expect. This scene was brutal to the point where it seemed to be taken from a different, but much better film. As awesome as this scene was, it could have only ever been what it is, an epic finale. Perhaps a load of deleted scenes, or a Directors Cut will be released that can fix this film. I hope that Disney didn't wrest control of the Star Wars universe from George Lucas' well meaning but terribly misguided hands just to allow this...
  • Things you must know

    5
    By 100%er
    SPOILERS WATCH FILM FIRST I have seen a lot of bad reviews of characters having little backstory (except saw) and no character in them BUT to get the best understanding please read the book Star Wars Catalyst a rouge one novel, it will give you some of the answers to your questions. Overall I liked the film, it shows how there is evil on both sides by exposing the rebellions dark side, the battles had a battlefront like style and during the space battle did anyone see the Ghost in Star Wars rebels and chopper too? This was a honest review
  • it was just ok

    3
    By Matilda mk1
    not worth the watch.
  • Not worth the time

    1
    By Dec 1997
    Drags on. Absolute waste of my time.
  • Best Star Wars film yet

    5
    By aldro8
    Can't see anything wrong with it😀😀😀😀
  • Excellent Star Wars 🎥

    5
    By Universalgamingreviews
    Very good acting and very neatly set out in the galaxy. Intriguing and won't disappoint- grips you to watch it to the very end! Overall we rate 4/5 for acting, 5/5 for CGI and 4.5/5 for the plot and development. Overall we rate this film 4.5/5 as it is very enjoyable and created very well. We would put the age rating at 12A( for mild violence and scenes that may be frightening for younger children, but not too bad) .
  • waste of time

    2
    By paulfollon
    glade i only rented for 99p thats all that its worth

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