OK everyone. It has been a couple weeks since Rogue One was released and I have had a chance to view it and contemplate it and semi-memorize it. So I will now give you my thoughts on the movie.
First off, it was a great movie. It had its minor problems, but I think those were few and far in between to be of any real consequence. One glaring problem was character development for a few of the characters. I am sure this will all be supplemented in books and comics, but for a casual fan, character development was a problem.Primarily was the archetype fill-ins I thought were used. The spiritual fighter, the generic fighter, and the basic villain.These roles were well done and are Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe, Wen Jiang as Baze Malbus and Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic. I really wanted more development for all three of the characters. With the exception o Director Krennic I feel that Imwe and Malbus were just convenient plot points within the movie. I am not saying they did a bad job, don’t get me wrong, but I want to know more about those two. Director Krennic was a lot better in those regards, but I feel that the usage of Grand Moff Tarkin in the movie overshadowed him as the main villain.
Even Krennic’s death felt wrong to me. It was sudden as was the end of the movie. I knew going in that their would be a lot of dead people by the end, but Krennic’s death was just shallow and could have been more climatic. I am not upset that the entire rogue one squad was killed, but I think knowing it was going to happen made it easier to get through. It wasn’t the case for when Han is killed by Kylo Ren in Episode VII. The prequel trilogy had the same problem I think and it hinder Rogue One.
Alright, now that the two things I thought needed to be changed are out the way, we can talk about Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin. The two powerhouse villains, and really the true main villains, were absolutely amazing! Darth Vader’s representation was spot on throughout the movie and the end scene. I felt like I was there as Darth Vader was cutting down rebel scum. I was so pumped for that. I cannot say how exciting that was! I am really excited right now. GO SEE THIS MOVIE FOR JUST THE VERY END! It was perfect. I implore you to see this movie for the ending.
Which, by the way, the fact that it ended maybe 20 minutes before the original Star Wars was really cool. It felt right.
Now, I know I could write a book about this movie, but I think that you should just go see the movie. Now, go see it now.
Seriously, if you have not seen this movie go see it now. I will even link fandango for you to find tickets:
Now my rating: 9.75/10