Yep. It has been a year already since Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens hit theaters with almost every former and current fan of the series had been indulged on a nostalgia trip from the galaxy far, far away. The movie was able to successfully pass the torch to new heroes from the original, iconic trio of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo that we all love and remember so much when they first appeared in Star Wars IV: A New Hope. But as much as I personally loved, and enjoyed The Force Awakens, and the characters potential of personal connection to the previous heroes and villains of the franchise, Rogue One was completely different, in a good way.
Rogue One felt exactly what A Star Wars film should look like, but at the same time felt completely different, and unique that completely counterparts the other seven films. The movie brings new, intriguing characters that by the end of the film there's no possible way you can't not feel attached to them, however, the biggest difference between this movie and the originals, is that it focuses more on the storyline rather than the characters.
In this case, even though the character's we're important and impactful to the story, the main focus throughout the entire movie (and too the fans as well), was how the rebels we're able to get hold of the plans for the Death Star. This storyline dominated any potential character growth because all the movie goers we're too curious to see how this movie could transitionally positivity into Episode IV. The whole plot behind A New Hope was that the Rebel Alliance had these Death Star plans and knew of its weakness, we just didn't know the full details behind retrieving those plans.
Because of Rogue One, now we know, and to me, it personally made me enjoy watching the originals a lot more. To be honest, that is one of the main reasons why the movie was extremely good. The cinematography, visual, and special effects we're incredible that while it felt like the high definition movies we've been blessed to watch for years, but did an amazing job of creating a movie that felt like a prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope. That is because the audience is consistently entertained by Easter Egg finds throughout the film for those super fans like me, while keeping you super intrigued in the story. Not to mention (sorry if this is a spoiler, but it was featured in trailer) the return of Darth Vader, one of the most well-known bad guys of all time. I won't mention how frequently he appears, but know when he does, it is everything a Star Wars fan would dream of...BECAUSE HE WAS SO BADASS!!!
If I was not a broke college student, trust me, I would see this movie a couple times over (I may have done this for Force Awakens, but that is beside the point) because of how well-written, diverse, funny, yet sad, and visually entertaining Rogue One appeared. If anyone has the chance to see it, even if you have not seen or care about Star Wars.. give it a try!
Just don't have a bad feeling about it.
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