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Shout by Matt
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2016-12-15T06:40:45-05:00— updated 2016-12-18T06:56:22-05:00

If there was a bit more character development, Rogue One would be one of the greatest films of the year. Either way, it was easily one of the best Star Wars films, and it got that way through likable characters, spectacular cinematograpy and a great final act.

Oh, and the Vader scene.

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I walked in excited and walked out a smile that I couldn't wipe off my face!

Rogue One was a story almost developed to perfection, at every point your on the edge of your seat and can't help but feel invested in the story. And the Vader scene was epic in of itself, just made me tingle.

The amazing cinematography, fantastic scenes, and a final act that made this an Epic movie, and a must watch for every person, Star Wars fans and others shouldn't miss it.

On par with Empire Strikes back and probably one of the best movies of 2016.

We want more!

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this was amazing !! and the last scene wirh darth vader ♥_♡ was awesome
10/10 for me

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2016-12-16T22:36:28-05:00— updated 2016-12-18T01:07:06-05:00

Thoroughly enjoyed it, start to finish. They did an excellent job of mixing in visual elements from earlier Star Wars while maintaining cohesion with more modern effects. The final scene is amazing, must've had a team of artists to pull that off. Great story, perfectly complements the better films in the series.

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2016-12-15T06:05:50-05:00— updated 2017-04-21T16:23:32-04:00

Pro's:
- Definitely darker, and takes some of the elements I can't stand about SW away, such as the wacky scene transitions.
- The stakes are real.
- The third act is amazing.
- Visually pretty much perfect (in terms of cinematography & CGI)
- Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen and Ben Mendhelsohn, thumbs up.
- A few good emotional pay-offs.
- The sass of K2SO.
- Cameos.

Okay:
- Felicity Jones. Does a good job in some scenes, but lacks expression and conviction in others.
- The soundtrack.
- Pretty much all the acting.

Con's:
- Big lack of character development.
- Messy start with a lot of jumping around (reminded me a little of Warcraft), could've been a lot more straight forward and focussed.
- Forest Whitaker being a retard.
- Edwards tried to do too much with CGI in one regard.
--> The heads of Tarkin and Leia are clearly animated, and a viewer that pays attention can clearly tell, I think.

Grade: 7/10

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wish i walked in 2 hours later, would have missed nothing.. seems like disney has begun milking the saga

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IP Man was in this. :D

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A brilliant final act compensated for an otherwise slow and lacklustre middle and beginning with some questionable story choices.

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Rogue One has a number of surprising and intriguing moments, but only within the scope of the Star Wars cinematic universe. When judged as an action/adventure film, it's fairly predictable and doesn't have much weight in the wider Star Wars story. I'd watch this, only if you've seen and enjoyed a number of Star Wars films already.

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To me Disney is destroying Star War Sega.....

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We all miss Han Solo

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The movie has definitely structural issues.

I went into this with an open mind, wanting to love it more than The Force Awakens. Unfortunately I did not.

One undeniable positive is that the effects all look very real and good except 2 things that you will understand.

The movie has structural problems. It's beautiful to watch but it has no heart, no character development. You don't care about anyone that much even Jyn Erso. Now I understand why the had to do re-shoots, it needed it and it was not enough.

Also the score by Michael Giacchino was not very memorable. What can you do when you have to do it in 4 weeks.

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A good storyline to fill the plot hole. However it didn't really live up to the expectations of a Star Wars movie.

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SAVE THE REBELLION SAVE THE DREAM

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An awesome movie. The best end sequence of any Star Wars movie.

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Lack of character depth coupled with a weak copy of an already told story made this extremely difficult to watch. It seems targeted towards newly christened SW fans, which is odd considering the timing of this release. The Force Awakens was a great re-boot to the series, though sadly it seems to have signaled the end of a cycle for those of us who started with the original trilogy. To all the newcomers, you are likely in for a treat and should enjoy this movie and those following it.

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This is an instant classic! So beautifully made!

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Outside the original three the best of the series

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yeeeep goood stuff and movie

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it was a OK movie was glad to see Darth Vader in the movie.... I think they shouldn't have recreated peter Cushing role with cgi... So wrong we won't need actors soon we can just use cgi...

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Much better story, acting, effects, etc than The Force Awakens.

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After being disappointed by The Force Awakens I wasn't expecting much from another Disney Star Wars movie. However, this one was awesome. Mads Mikkelsen was great and the badass Darth Vader scene was a total geekout.

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I'm just too big of a StarWars fan to not find this movie amazing. I loved every second of it. The storytelling is amazing, the pictures, the music, the acting… just everything from this movie was perfect – how they completed all the plot holes from the old movie. It's amazing how well this story fits into the rest of the StarWars universe!
The only disappointing thing was how unreal Tarkin looked like – it was amazing that and how they let the actor come back to life (as well as young Leia), but especially compared to Leia I immediately spotted how he was computer animated… though still amazing work!

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Definitely shocked me, wasn't expecting a great movie after being a bit disappointed with force awakens but this one was great, i know most hate the prequels but ive always thought they were pretty good, not great as yes they could have been soo much better given the subject at hand, that being said i wouldnt mind seeing a star wars movie set during the clone wars possibly, or another spot in star wars galaxy

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It's a fine movie, I guess. it starts kind of slow but eventually it picks up and ends in a wicked battle.

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Similar plot twists of the other films of the saga. Nevertheless this is better than I thought, good characters, great action and incredible final scene with Darth Vader

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Unless you're into explosion heavy action films like... any current Hollywood production... this can be skipped. Gareth Edwards certainly can shoot large scale action decent but whoever handed him the script had little regard for much else. While it's understandable that they didn't want to put their "best" characters into this they could have at least bothered with a bit more story than what uninspiring Felicity Jones is supposed to deliver (her childhood arc isn't even remotely adding anything to it but a "hey it's drama dude"). But it isn't just the characters like the autistic mode K-2SO, the plot isn't very engaging either and has lots of dumb shit in it. I also find it ridiculous that this is supposed to be a standalone entry into the franchise... the things most people are liking in it are the fanservice that would just confuse the hell out of anyone unfamiliar with Star Wars. Just embrace the "standalone" instead of adding in CG characters of previous movies to it and do something different than X-Wings, Tie Fighers and Storm Troopers otherwise I really hope that everyone stops handing over money to Disney after maybe the 20thiest installment.

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I see now that Star Wars is too incestuious to survive. The non-stop references in this movie we distracting and off-putting. I'd always be thinking about how it makes sense to see that thing there, or why they just said that line.
The overall story and new characters were good, but at this rate all Star Wars movies are just going to constant nostalgia bait for how good the orig trig was. This was meant to be the risky break away one too.

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I like it 'cause everyone dies.

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I really enjoyed this movie.
I liked the characters. It was easy to like them. They did some good performance.
Darth Vader scene was intense.
Great movie.

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I liked, as they carry the film, the cameos, tributes, although the end is already known by episode 4, you see how they do

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The non Skywalker Star Wars we've been waiting for.

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Didn't hate, didn't love. Something rubbed me the wrong way....need to see it again. A few things took me so far out of it. Obvs will have to wait a few weeks to discuss in the open.

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My full review can be seen here:
http://uk.blastingnews.com/entertainment/2016/12/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-review-001301535.html

No Bothans were killed in the making of this short review. This is how prequels should be done, sorry
George Lucas - you did a fantastic job with the originals but lost your way afterwards - this is highly reminiscent of the original movie and also deepens our knowledge of that film. It didn't blow me away but then i did see it at a midnight showing and its possible I will enjoy it much more when fully awake.

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entertainment movie to pass the time and which seriously harms the couple protagonist who transmits absolutely nothing

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One of the best films of star wars. Good.

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side stories mhmhm who needs them. ill avoid the Han solo Movie for sure.

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"Le ribellioni si fondano sulla speranza"

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Ok, let's face it. Original Star Wars was heaven on Earth when I watched it. Watched it again and it had that "80s bad acting aura" when I re watched it. You know, the ridiculous unrealistic fight scenes that were a must at the time. But still loved it so I was fine with that.

Then came the Disney inspired nonsense. I walked out of one and did not even watch another one. Just horrible.

So now this. I was worried after it started with a kid doing some stuff (the new ones had them perform like the best genius whatever which killed it for me). But no worries, was all fine.

Without giving spoilers, it was good. Vader's voice sucked but that was the biggest drawback. I watched and probably not watch it again but it was ok. Maybe I am just the original Star Wars dude and cannot get new ones. Then again I liked every new Bond movie or Fast Furious. Watch it and rate it :)

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Sooo...this was way better than feared.

I put out watching this one for a long time. Mainly because I feared it would not live up to the hype.

I was wrong...it's actually quite good...or rather...the last half or so is good. The first half was kind of meh. I know I have to explain that better, but it just felt too long...too drawn out. It wasn't bad, but not worthy of a Star Wars movie either.

The special effects and CGI was great except for a certain character that ruined the immersion something fierce.

The acting was good all around, except for a few very goofy lines delivered in a very weird way. Almost like the actor wasn't sure about what they were saying.

All-in-all...if Rogue One sets the standard for the "in-between" Star Wars movies...I'll never put out watching one of them again.

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If you criticized this movie, don't see The Last Jedi. ;) This movie is the best thing that Disney did with Star Wars. The scene of Darth Vader worth the price.

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Low personality, big feelings. That’s a thing right? Fab movie.

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For a story in which we knew how it ended, and all the characters died, it was pretty good. Can we get K-2SOs core downloaded into another robot? On repeat viewing, post VIII, one can appreciate some of those bits of data with long term impact.

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I liked this movie more than I remembered. Maybe it is because I am watching them in chronological order in preparation for The Last Jedi and coming off the prequels but I think this movie works well. Decent action with new exotic terrain is a lot of fun. The sacrifice made by all the characters was somewhat emotional, could of been more with a little more character development. I really liked Ben Mendelsohn's Krennic. He is just a middle management guy trying to get credit for his project. Mads is great as always. K-2SO's sassy dialogue made for some funny moments. And of course Vader's scene was awesome but it felt like they had to put some lightsabers in this movie.

Some things that didn't work for me were everything with Saw Gerrera. I just think Forest Whitaker over played him. The CGI faces aren't terrible but they aren't good. It's more of a distraction than anything. They should of just kept Tarkin in reflections only or recast. The music didn't feel right. It felt like it was trying too hard to be different. This is still Star Wars and music is a very important part of this franchise.

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K2-SO: “Jyn, per te ci sarò sempre. Me l'ha ordinato Cassian.“

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«Ci sono molti generi di prigione, Capitano. Sento che la sua se la porti ovunque vada»

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«Sto iniziando a pensare che la Forza e io abbiamo priorità molto diverse»

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«Le ribellioni si fondano sulla speranza»

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Vader moves much faster here and a mere week or so later he's grinds to a halt against Obi Wan on the Death Star! Lord Vader....what happened to you in the space of a week?

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To be what we expect to be. Not greatest. With big franchise and big production in the right place.

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I liked it, but it's sometimes so boring

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The closest Star Wars movie to an actual war. You can tell the influences from World War II.

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Without question my favorite Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back. I liked all the characters tremendously, as well as the story, the visuals and set designs. I was hugely underwhelmed by The Force Awakens, but thankfully this movie exceeded expectations! I don't understand the Star Wars fans who don't appreciate it, but everyone has different tastes. I was eager to see a Star Wars film that didn't revolve around the Jedi and lightsabers. Fingers crossed for the Han Solo movie. 9/10 stars

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A solid movie with crappy boring characters, good action and a Star Wars theme nothing more nothing less.

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Good film, the ending was especially sentimental.

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Really well done. A smaller Star Wars story with a human struggle and some tragedy. Filled with a roster of unlikables who earn some redemption with their just cause. Loved the ending, and liked how nicely and subtly it connects the two trilogies. Didn't like the addition of AT-ATs though, this movie cheapened them.

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Way better than The Force Awakens! Can't wait for Rogue Two!

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Really well done. I look forward to seeing the new one... wherever that is.

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I kinda loved the movie, except for the extremely obvious "lets copy all aspects from the previous movies", with daddy-complex issues, daddy dies, heroes who dont want to be heroes, unimportant people who are suddenly in front of the surpreme council and make a statement to address everyone to re-light their hope. blablalbla. Still: loved the movie.

Aspect that I absolutely did not like was the blatently killing off of all the characters. wtf was up with that.

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By Far The BEST SW MOVIE EVER!!!!!

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Only watched it a second time while listening to Red Letter Media's Commentary track, extremely forgettable movie, action can only take a movie so far

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This is an instant classic! So beautifully made!

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Rogue One: Una historia de Star Wars

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I was prepared to be a little disappointed, and have the movie spoiled (since you kinda get part of the story, and the ending from the other movies), but I would almost say that I enjoyed this more than The Force Awakens! It was a fantastic side-storyline that wedged itself perfectly in between episodes 3 and 4, and from a different vantage point.

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blackrobotlivesmatter .... This movie would have been a 10 but the Empire PD off'd the only likeable character

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Fun Fact: this is the saddest film of 2016.. and of the whole Star Wars universe

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Again, effects are too loud to watch in apartment, when you have volume high enough to comfortably understand dialogs. TV shows don't have this problem, old movies also don't have this problem, so it is not my setup.

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Oh come on... what the hell ?.. Well... at least the image / photography and direction are good. But... well nowadays it seems enough for some to make a good film.

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I liked it, but I am a starwars fan

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A Star Wars movie that's actually a war movie too.

Like all the best old war flicks, it's a little cheesy round the edges, but that didn't stop me having a blast.

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TITLE - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Year - 2016
PEOPLE SCORE - 10
Acting - 2
Characters - 2
Casting - 2
Importance - 2
Chemistry - 2
WRITING SCORE - 8
Dialogue - 2
Balanced - 1
Story - 2
Originality - 1
Interesting - 2
BTS SCORE - 9
Visuals - 2
Directing - 1
Editing - 2
Advertisement - 2
Music - 2
NARRATIVE ARC SCORE - 9
Introduction - 2
Inciting Incident - 2
Obstacles - 2
Climax - 2
Falling Action - 1
ENTERTAINMENT SCORE - 10
Rewatchability - 2
Fun - 2
Impulse/Buy - 2
Impusle/Talk - 2
Sucks Audience IN - 2
TOTAL SPECIAL - 50
TOTAL - 96/100

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People said enough here already about the movie itself, so I won't. Instead, I wanted to point out a couple of tiny funny moments though, can't even say it's a spoiler ones.

Firstly, they have freaking starships, highly intellectual robots, they can transmit data through the universe... and yet their holograms always have such a shitty quality! Always glitching and lagging, like it was recorded on 5 inch floppy disc. Amusing really..

And the second thing is how in the first couple of minutes of the movie (so not so much of a spoiler here) when an imperial ship landing - why the hell they landed like 5 miles outside of the destination point, and then just walked there by foot through the field? Did they feel like having a stroll and some fresh air after a long flight in a closed space or something?

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Easily twice as good as the previous one, which I found just average by the way. Rogue one is intelligent, less drama, more Star Wars action and good characters. Excellent Star Wars movie. Maybe it helped that I went with little expectations. Looking forward to the next one.

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Chirrut! K2! They're my new fave.

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Just to change things up a bit. I thought Force Awakens was a far better movie than this one.
Rogue One is terrible for plot, pacing and dialog for the whole first 2/3 (right until they hit Scarif) and then suddenly it seems like an entirely different movie. I'd give the first 2/3 a 4/10 and the last 1/3 10/10. The first 2/3 were so bad it reminded me of Suicide Squad but with the names of planets splashed on the screen instead of DC anti-heroes. Fortunately the last 1/3 was so good that it almost made up for it.
It was obvious to me that they made large changes to the script, and the only part of the movie that didn't get cut up was the last 1/3.
Of all the things they tried, K2SO's humor, family/emotional pathos, nods to the force, absolutely nothing lands in this movie except for a couple of transports. (If you hated that joke, suffice to say those in the movie are worse; actually, were they even jokes?)

Here's my ranking of Star Wars movies for those interested
https://trakt.tv/users/kanootcha/lists/star-wars-movies

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At first I thought this movie was going to be all about "original trilogy", but this movie actually explains some plot from the original movies for the fans who only watch the movies. I love the reference about hope and the final scene with Darth Vadar and Princess Leia as the beginning of A New Hope.This is not like a remake of any Star Wars movie, this is more than that. It tells the story of all rebellions and their sacrifices which is really really touching to me. This movie did an excellent job to have the old material(C-3PO, R2-D2 and so on) and the new ones. Anyone can understand this movie.
And Darth Vadar scene is incredible.

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The Vader scene was freaking amazing <3

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Fast, action movie with secondary plot without deeper thoughts from the main saga. But it is Star Wars film so as for now - must see! :)

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Not as brilliant as "The force awakens", bit still great and so much better than a lot of people feared when only a year has passed since the last Star Wars movie was out.
I think the newly introduced characters are not as great as the ones from the original films (but since a lot of them died during the film, they may be thought they shouldn't create characters that the audience loves and therefore is severely disappointed when the die, but still much better than ones featuring in "of the rack" action flicks.
The scenery was great and I thought the beautiful planet of Scarif a nice touch and good contrast to the mostly grim planets depicted in star wars movies! What I missed was a great new type of star ship, but that's not that crucial.
Plot-wise it fits perfectly between Episode III and IV and features (as always) a lot of action! I really enjoyed it and look very much forward to the next Star Wars movie: keep up the good work, Disney!!!

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Boring is the word that comes in mind when you think about this movie.
Characters are inconsistent, the story is full of holes and sometimes it seems like things are going onward randomly.
Star Wars franchise is truly down the gutter, minding only their special effects and their fan services.
Let's face it SW aficionados, is not the onscreen appearance of some bootleg Darth Vader that can reignite the dead fires of this script.
4 only because the action scenes and the robot character were somewhat enjoyable in this one.

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Started off quite slow, but got really good after she got the message from her father.

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Of the entire series, I'd say its a solid 3rd quality and entertainment wise which was a wonderful surprise.

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If only all the other Star Wars movies were as good as this one. For me this even beats the original 4-6 trilogy.
While all other movies try to mix a bit of everything (drama, fairy-tales, humor, action, politics etc), this one is dedicated to those who prefer a more darker and realistic approach. The plot is full of really brave decisions and gives you almost no hints on how the movie will progress. The characters are really interesting and likable.
Unlinke 1-3, all technology and CGI fits in perfectly with 4-7.

If you loved games like X-Wing, Tie-Fighter etc. you must watch this. If not, go watch it anyway.

for me a clear 10/10

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Who know that Jimmy Smits would be the best thing to come out of the prequels.

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As a star wars fan am pleased. Totally delivered on the dark nature of the story and the tie into the rest of the Star Wars Universe got me 'geekying out' like a ten year old. Need to do this again!!

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Tremendously better than "the force awakens"

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Its not that i didn't enjoy it i like it but not that much. K-2S0 was the best thing of the movie with some genius comic relief. The characters where good develop, the dialog could be better and the use of the word "force" could be less. I enjoy the ending with the dying of the main characters and not a simple cliche rescue, the CGI of princess leia gave a good tone

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Well, I saw it at last, and it was an utterly disappointing experience. Rogue One is a disjointed film with almost no real plot, badly drawn characters and tons of fan service. The first half hour is so jammed that it feels like a trailer, while the rest of the film is lacking character development. It really shows the places where the film was pierced together on re-shoots, as those are the moments of "fun" or when everything slows down with pointless exposition. I didn't see anything from the teasers and trailers on the finished film (where is "isn't this is a rebellion... I rebel", Forest Whitaker's speech or the many, many battle scenes on the ground?). The main character was so flimsy and flip-flopping on her resolution and motivation that I couldn't care any less about her by the end, even when they made a point negating any chance of a sequel. I gave it the benefit of the doubt after my lousy experience with The Force Awakens, but as for me right now, Star Wars ended on the Endor celebration. I'm not paying for nostalgia anymore.

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