Star Wars Rogue One – Movie Review

 My husband introduced me to the Star Wars movies, and I have been a fan ever since! My favorite character is Chewbacca. I just love him! Deep down inside, I think Chewy would understand me and somehow I would understand him.

Anyway, on December 17th, we saw the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One. And although the movie did start off a bit slow and was a little confusing because of the lack of introduction, we soon figured out what was going on. To help you out if you haven’t seen it, the movie ties part 3 – Revenge of the Sith and part 4 – A New Hope together. If I would have known that going into the movie, it would have helped me a lot to understand what was going on.

I was a little disappointed that they didn’t start the movie with the usual music score that will be forever famous in American culture. And like I said before, there was no traditional written introduction that helped us understand what was going on as the movie opened. I felt lost for about 20 minutes trying to figure out where exactly the movie was in regards to the series.

The director does do a great job in bringing back that Star Wars feel the older movies have. The CG is awesome, but it still feels “old”, but not in a bad way at all. It’s nostalgic and the director does a superb job in reproducing that, especially in the garb of all the characters. I was a little disheartened that they changed some of the classic star wars scores a little, but I ended up getting over it.

The end of the movie was spectacular and reminds us that the hope that was given to the Rebellion in The New Hope – Star Wars IV, did come with a tragic cost.

I recommend this movie to the star wars fan. You will love how everything ties together! It is not a good movie to start with if you would like to begin watching Star Wars movies.

To the Christian: The movie is great and clean! It also contains a good message of sacrifice and selflessness that you could talk about with your kids afterwards. As 21st century Christians we too are standing on the shoulders of many who sacrificed a lot for Christianity. A good subject to talk about would be how we got our Bible in English.

I took my 8 year old daughter and she did mention that it wasn’t as exciting as Star Wars 7 – The Force Awakens. Rogue One is rated PG-13

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