@Thisfunktional Movie Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Filling in the gap between Star Wars Episode III and Episode IV, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is dark rebellion story with complex characters.

As the rebel alliance gets information of the empire making a secret weapon they go on the hunt for for the blueprints.

Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, finds Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, who is the daughter of Galen Erso, played by Mads Mikkelsen, who designed the Death Star and builds in a secret weak spot.

Luna is fantastic and is prominent in the story. He comes into the story as an anti-hero with a deep complex character that evolves throughout the story.

Jones is a compelling and matches well with Luna. The two together are a great addition to the Star Wars universe.

Mikkelsen is one of the best parts of this movie as he is a compelling character who is designing the Death Star under threat of being killed if he does not help.

The story falls on Cassian’s shoulders and keeps a serious tone with some comical moments which keeps some hope in a dark story.

There are few throwbacks to the original Star Wars series with appearances from several of the classic characters making an appearance.

There’s a huge reveal at the end, which gives fans something to look forward to.

I give this sci-fi movie 4 out of 5 Popcorns. Diego Luna carries this story great and does so not masking his accent and as a prominent figure. The supporting cast is able to give great performances, but Luna still stands out from the supporting cast. Felicity Jones is a strong character as well. The movie has no distinguishing qualities from any other Star Wars movies.  The cameos from classic characters give fans some excitement, even when everyone knows where this story ends.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is open in theaters now with some special presentation in 4XD.

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