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Disney’s Star Wars film goes Rogue with this One

Star Wars fans, get ready!  Disney has done it again!  Rogue One is epic and will have you leaving the theater speechless (that is what happened to me anyways).  Even if you are not the biggest of Star Wars fans, this movie has something for everyone.

Rogue one is the untold story of how the Rebels, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. They win their first battle against the evil Galactic Empire. The Rebel spies managed to steal the secret plans to the Death star.  Rogue one is a prequel that literally takes place 10 minutes just before Star Wars A New Hope starts, which makes this episode four. Rogue One fills in the missing pieces and gives you the backbone story. This film really changes how you view Star Wars A New Hope.  The film follows the timeline of the Star Wars trilogies which makes sense if you’ve watched all the Star Wars films.

Disney did a great job bringing this film to life, from the story, characters, and visual effects. The visual effects were so appealing, almost like eye candy. The characters really complimented one another. Two characters from the film Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and K-2SO (Alan Tudyk) almost remind of the iconic duo of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). K-2SO is hilarious with his witty and smart Alec remarks throughout the film. Hands down, K-2SO was my favorite character in the new Disney film. C-3PO, R2-D2, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia even made a brief cameo.

Some down fall to the movie was that the story did take a bit to get going but once I hit a certain point in the film you could not look away.  Disney took a different direction from its fairytale endings with this one (spoiler alert).  The reason no one has ever heard of any of the main characters of Star Wars Rogue One is because no one made it out alive (not that this is really a spoiler because you never see any of the characters in any other films). This was shocking to me because you would think the good guys would survive in a Disney film, but this wasn’t the case.  This was for the greater good of what was to come for the Rebel Alliance.

Of all the Star Wars movies, I wouldn’t say this is the best out of the Star Wars trilogies, but it is a story that needed to be told. Rogue One puts the war in Star Wars. This is a Star Wars that you haven’t seen before and you will not be disappointed. For the non Star Wars fans it is a good stand alone film with a good story that everyone will enjoy.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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