Rogue One: A Netflix Review

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is a stand-alone STAR WARS movie that practically the whole world has seen by now, and even more are on NETFLIX.  Just look at the box office numbers from December 2016 onward!  Anyways, ROGUE ONE is a very worthy and engaging STAR WARS story that is considered canon and is a major hit for being a different type of film than we usually see in the STAR WARS Universe, outside of the Skywalker Episodic Saga: a war story and suicide mission.

ROGUE ONE feels at once personal and epic, like the best STAR WARS movies do.  Instead of optimism and joy, ROGUE ONE ups the tone on tragedy, necessity, high-stakes survival, dire straits and death for the STAR WARS universe.

The action is unbelievably epic and bar-raising for cinema in general.  The special effects are bar-none amazing and very believable.  Industrial Light and Magic keep delivering on changing and growing their special effects skills and their standards and scope is hard to match, just like WETA Digital.

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Mads Mikkelsen as her father Galen Erso, fan favorite actors Alan Tudyk as rogue and witty Imperial droid K-2SO and Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Donnie Yen as a skilled Jedi follower Chirrut Inwe, Forest Whitaker as the extremist rebel leader Saw Guerrera, and Ben Mendelsohn as the evil Orson Krennic all bring their A-game to this STAR WARS stand-alone war tale.

We all know the story, the action, the tragedy and the characters all…well, you know.  Don’t forget THAT epic Darth Vader lightsaber scene…instant classic, IMO!

IF you haven’t seen Rogue One, what are you waiting for???  It’s on Netflix, go see for yourself what the good fuss is all about!  And buy it too, if you haven’t already!

If you’re interested, here’s a helpful link for ya:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXLWO5D

 

If you liked this review, follow me on Twitter at @garankin5 and I look forward to having you on board at Rankin’ Movies by Garrett Rankin!

 

 

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