Attempts On Reviewing A Movie – ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story

Disclaimer: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN THE MOVIE FOR THIS IS NOT A SPOILER-FREE REVIEW. 

Again, 2K16 is almost over and I surely do not wanna miss the opportunity of reviewing a movie that came out during this time of year. I have yet went to see this movie with my cousins a few days back and was thinking of posting a review about it as soon as I could. Be aware that I am not exactly a big fan of Star Wars, and has only seen the previous movie, “Star Wars, The Force Awakens” that had been released last year, but for what it’s worth, I will try my best to give my review for this prominent screenplay. 

Synopsis:

Jyn Erso, has been missing for over 10 years and was finally captured by the alliance to use as bait to speak to Saw Gerrera, the leader of the rebellion to dig information upon a top secret planet-destroyer weapon that has been passed upon him by her father, Galen Erso. She then soon found out about the weapon, being called Death Star when she saw her father’s message that was destroyed along with the rebellion in the holy city of Jedha.

To be fairly honest, I wasn’t able to get what the story was all about during the first few minutes in the beginning but then ended up being able to catch upon on what was happening inside of it after several careful speculations. The movie was indeed spectacular, everything about it was spot on. The actors and actresses all played along well, and the movie effects were eye-widening to its core.

One of the reasons of why I loved this movie was because they chose to hire Donnie Yen, the actor of IP Man as Chirruta blind man originated in Jedha that believed in the force so much. He played such an interesting character that suited him so well, he even snug in a little of his Wingchun skills during several fight scenes of this film. An interview mentioned that he even adjusted his own angles that he knew would look good on screen and didn’t want the crew to intrude on his decisions.

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“I’m one with the force, and the force is with me.” – Chirrut

Another thing I loved about this movie was the plot where Jyn stood up for her father in front of the alliance to fight with full intention to get a hold on the Death Star plans that has been kept by her father in the First Galactic Empire, not everyone was pleased about Jyn’s proposal due to the risk of more people that die trying. Cassian, a member of the alliance who has previously taken Jyn to the city of Jedha to meet Saw, then gathered his troops for a battle against the Empire alongside of Jyn. I loved how their teamwork and unity formed a bond to fulfill a prophetic task of saving their kind from the immoral destruction and severe agony of the Empire.

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“Make ten men feel like a hundred.” – Cassian Andor

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“Trust goes both ways.” – Jyn Erso

In conclusion, I would rate this movie a 4/5 stars because I could’ve enjoyed it better if I were to belong in the Star Wars fandom and knew what was going on from the beginning. Other than that, the movie was well done, except for the fact that everybody (all the main characters) died in the end which was a total bummer in my opinion.

Are you a fan of Star Wars? Have you seen Rogue One yet? What did you think about it? I would love to hear your thoughts on the comments down below. Thanks for reading!

Have a blast New Year’s eve, you guys!

Janice K

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