Movie Review: Star Wars "Rogue One"
Rogue One, the newest film installment in the Star Wars universe, is set to be released in theaters on Dec. 16 of this year. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the movie will follow what Disney describes as an “unlikely” group of heroes, as they undergo a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star.
“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,” Disney said on the official Star Wars website
The film’s name, according to a recent trailer released, is derived from one of the characters sent on the mission to retrieve the plans for the Death Star, Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones. Rogue One will take place after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, but before Episode IV: A New Hope.
“The Force is basically in Star Wars like a religion, and they’re losing their faith in the period that we start the movie. We were trying to find a physical location we could go to that would speak to the themes of losing your faith and the choice between letting the Empire win, or evil win, and good prevailing. It got embodied in this place we called Jedha,” Director Gareth Edwards said.
A fan-favorite, Darth Vader, is also set to return in Rogue One. Excitement and expectations are high, but only time and countless blogger reviews will tell how the new movie will fit into place amongst the classics.
“I think that they should use some of the original Lucasfilm puppetry techniques [in the new movie],” Hailey Bruce ‘19 said. “I think they shouldn’t stray too far from the original story, but also add new characters.”