Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars story - review




CAUTION: Contains spoilers

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A short while ago, in a cinema relatively close by... 

The first Star Wars film (Episode 4: A New Hope)  was released on 27th December 1977 over here in the UK. It was created by George Lucas (Lucasfilm), and was brought to life by the composer John Williams and the amazing acting capabilities of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and the late great Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa) who sadly passed away due to heart failure on 27th December 2016.

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Jyn Erso is a former criminal who aids the Rebel Alliance in a desperate attempt to steal the plans to the Death Star, a powerful weapon possessed by the Empire. She is played (in my opinion) competently by Felicity Jones who was nominated for the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Actress in 2014. She also received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year in 2016.
                                                                                


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Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule.

I thought that the film was fairly entertaining, but didn't leave a lot to fantasize about (like "could Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor be Rey's parents?") as all of the main characters - apart from Darth Vader- were all brutally killed by the endless hordes of Stormtroopers, or killed by the Death Star laser, like Jyn and Cassian were erased by the white light of death on the beach. I found the odd CGI young Princess Leia a little disturbing, as her face looked almost completely like plastic. I do however recommend that any fan of the Star Wars series does watch it as it has a great mix of old and new things from the Star Wars galaxy, such as the new U-wings and the iconic Stormtroopers with their classic armour on instead of the armour from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, my favourite character is most definitely the most awesomely sarcastic robot there has  EVER been : K-2S0, also known as K2, (pronounced Kay-too) for his sheer bluntness, as he says exactly what is on his mind. (Well, data chip). 

                                                       Courtesy of Wookiepedia