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Rogue One (2016)

US 133m, Colour
Director: Gareth Edwards; Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker

rogue_one Rogue One is a dark chapter in the Star Wars saga that tells the story of how Princess Leia came to acquire the plans to the original death star. This is a film for the fans that further develops the universe and which requires  knowledge of Star Wars (1977) to be fully appreciated. Aside from Darth Vader’s appearance, the film’s highlight is the computer generated character of Grand Moff Tarkin. Originally played by Peter Cushing, who died in 1994, Tarkin’s character is eerily recreated and serves a technical benchmark in film. Though much debated, such efforts are likely to become increasingly important in the future of film making and in the Star Wars franchise (Klaus Ming January 2017).


2 comments on “Rogue One (2016)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    Probably my favorite Star Wars movie since Empire. It’s really focused — that’s one of the things I like about it. And you don’t need to know (or remember) a ton of Star Wars history to understand what’s going on.

    And it gives you ten glorious minutes of Darth Vader, who is still a better villain than any of the recent superhero movies have managed to come up with.

    • Klaus

      A very good film, and easily better than Solo. And yeah, Vader is the best movie villain – maybe of all time.

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