Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. Written by
Chirrut (Donnie Yen) stated "the strongest stars have hearts of kyber." As kyber crystals are revealed to be used as fuel for the Death Star, it makes the station's name quite appropriate. See more »
When the actual Death Star schematic is shown on a screen, it has an error - the superlaser dish is shown on the equatorial trench; it is actually above this trench, not on it. This may be a deliberate error done as a throwback to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, which has the same apparent goof. See more »
Hidden in the credits is the title "Keeper of the Holocron." A Holocron is a cube-like artifact used by the Jedi to store information that were first mentioned in the Dark Horse comic book series 'Dark Empire. On the official Star Wars site Leland Chee was in charge of continuity and received the honorary title of 'Keeper of the Holocron'. See more »
I've just returned from the midnight showing of Rogue One here in the UK. I was slightly sceptical after watching Force Awakens, while enjoyed FA it did lack teeth and flesh.
Rogue one was a great prequel to New Hope.
We know that Princess Leigh had the death star plans but how did she get them ??.
Well now we know.
A few minutes into the film I felt disappointed that there was no Star Wars theme or rolling credits. Once I got past this the film started coming to life and put you right into the star wars universe.
There were nudges to the originals everywhere, old characters from New Hope were brought to live to return to the big screen.
There was plenty of visual eye candy here and a climactic ending that was truly stunning. I want to watch it again to see all the little details.
This is a dark and emotional film compared to others but it has its light hearted moments also.
Without giving too much away we follow a rag tag bunch fighting against the Empire and Lord Vader. A lost girl, a rebel agent, a defector, a novice trainee of the force, a hot shot gunner and a reprogrammed imperial robot. Alongside the rebel alliance they discover the existence of the Empires latest super weapon and must a find a way to destroy it.
The Bad -
1.Some of the dialogue is wooden but this goes for all Star Wars film.
2. There is a lull in action about midway through and the dark scenes at this point may bore some people.
3. No Jedi
The Good -
1. Amazing climactic ending a real visual treat.
2. Ties in really well to New Hope.
3. Interesting characters not your typical heroes which makes them more interesting.
4. I got emotional at the end x
If your a fan of the originals then don't miss this film. My Star Wars marathon just got better ( and bigger )
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