@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.



In Los Angeles, viewers have the opportunity to watch “Rogue One” in 4DX.

Regal Theaters is giving Star Wars fans the chance to experience “Rogue One” in the most realistic way possible only at L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center.Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks.

When you watch movies in 4DX, viewers move when the characters move, smell what the characters smell and feel what the characters feel.

The seats are designed to heave, roll, and pitch, while adding the environmental effects to push the viewer even farther into the movie.
For more information on 4DX theaters, check out this link: lalive.com/movies/4dx-is-coming-to-regal-cinemas-la-liveAbout CJ 4DPLEX
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Brand New Extended TV Spot for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Brand New Extended TV Spot for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY


From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new 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.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
in U.S. theaters on Dec. 16