When Star Wars Rogue One premiered in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, fans were already craving for more. The Gareth Edwards-directed film also garnered praises from movie critics.
Rogue One is the first spin-off from the Star Wars saga. It allowed the fans to explore the Star Wars universe in a whole new perspective. The film stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor.
Why Star Wars Rogue One is a Hit
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The film is a prequel to the Star Wars franchise. It is set before the 1977 film A New Hope, featuring a group of rebels determined to find the infamous Death Star. Rogue One is also filled with references and recurring characters that will give fans the feeling of familiarity to the film.
However, what makes Star Wars Rogue One different from the rest of the Star Wars franchise are the characters who made a difference behind the scenes while the prominent characters got close to royalty and practiced with their lightsabers.
Star Wars Rogue One Reception
Despite the absence of the Skywalkers in the film, Rogue One was welcomed by long-time fans with open arms. Even critics had nothing but praises for the film. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film 84% fresh rating based on 147 reviews with a 7.5/10 average rating. The Los Angeles Times called Rogue One an “uneven but thrilling wrinkle to the mythology of Star Wars.”
Meanwhile, /Film noted that Rogue One does not have the emotional weight of The Force Awakens. However, it called Rogue One a “thrilling, an action-packed adventure” that is “gritty and dark, yet gorgeous and big scale.” However, The Washington Post claimed that the film is not too enjoyable but will be “enjoyed by Star Wars fans anyway.”
Star Wars Rogue One may have the answer to all of the questions that Star Wars fans have been asking for a long time already. Catch the film in your nearest cinemas when it releases on Dec. 16!
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