Friday, October 6, 2017

Star Wars: Rogue One (on DVD)

Star Wars: Rogue One
[DVD Rogue] 

Rogue One felt like a sci-fi war film without all the Star Wars strings attached which can give you the feeling you should watch the original movies and prequels to understand and enjoy the show. The main character is Jyn Erso whose father helped engineer the Death Star. The Empire basically forces him to work on it even after he tried to escape with his family and live a peaceful life. When the Empire arrives at his door he sends Jyn to a secret hiding spot while he gets kidnapped and his wife is killed. Sometime after a family friend comes to collect Jyn and raises her. The movie then moves forward in time to Jyn as an adult and we watch her, with some new friends, go help her dad escape and steal the plans for the Death Star. It doesn’t exactly have a happy ending and I kind of like it that way. Sometimes happy endings seem like they happen all the time and we expect all the main characters to be there at the end, even if it seems unlikely. Personally I liked this one better than The Force Awakens, simply because I think I’d re-watch this and haven’t watched Force Awakens since I saw in the theater. If you are looking for a standalone action sci-fi, this would be a good one, but it does fit into the larger Star Wars Saga so it can be enjoyed as part of a whole too, if you want it to.

[Also available in traditional print format.] [ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Rogue One web site ]

Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library

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