Movie review- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


The number one movie out right now, Rogue One, takes the world by storm.

Nick Blevins, Assistant Editor

The number one movie out right now, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” has dominated box offices since its release in late December.
Despite only being in theaters for 18 days in 2016, it claimed the spot of second highest grossing film of the year. Worldwide, the film has earned Disney $817,370,302, which puts it in the conversation of top grossing movies of all time.
“Rogue One” is about the life of Jyn Erso, the daughter of the man responsible for designing the Death Star, and her quest to deliver the blueprints for the weapon to the Republic.
With her team of ordinary misfits, they embark on a journey to save the galaxy. Unlike any Star Wars movies before it, “Rogue One” shows us the lives of the regular people living in the galaxy, without showing a Jedi on-screen throughout the entirety of the film.
The only lightsaber visible is that of Darth Vader, who creates a constant feel of unease amongst the protagonists.
Perhaps the most captivating aspect of the film is the cinematography. The crisp landscapes that grace the screen are sure to keep the viewer engaged and in a constant state of awe.
The view of the Death Star looming over a surely-doomed planet is one we are familiar with, but none in such vivid color and quality.
The 1977 Star Wars film, “A New Hope”, did not completely do justice for just how massive the Death Star is, but Rogue One allows the viewer to see it like they have never seen it before.
This movie is a fantastic film for people of all ages to see, from the older fans of the original trilogy, to the younger fans whose first Star Wars film was “The Force Awakens.”
I cannot recommend this movie enough, and I hope you enjoy it like I have.