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Rogue One (2016)

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The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

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All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. Written by Ryan Cullmann

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A rebellion built on hope. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  »

Box Office

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$155,091,681 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$532,171,696 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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Trivia

A piece of concept footage was shown at "Star Wars" celebration to fans, but it was unclear if this scene (as of April 2016) would be in the finished movie. See more »

Goofs

At Jedha more than once in the wide shots the Death Star is upside down as shown by the superlaser dish being on the bottom half of the station when it should be on the top half.

The Death Star was rotated upside down for the attack. There's nothing inherently wrong with doing this in space since there is no true up or down in zero gravity. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[an Imperial space shuttle flies towards a farm in Lah'mu and over a young Jyn running scared upon seeing it]
Younger Jyn: [entering her house] Mama?
Lyra Erso: We know.
Galen Erso: Jyn, gather your things. It's time.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are done, there is a snippet of Luke Skywalker's theme. See more »

Connections

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Whoever didn't love episode 7 for any reason. This is your movie.
14 December 2016 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

What a ride. This review will be filled with hyperbole, but I won't apologize.

I saw and enjoyed Star Wars: Episode 7 a lot. It wasn't perfect, but it was good, and got me back into Star Wars mode again. Rogue One, however, surprised me in probably being the best Star Wars movie produced in this millennia, and I'm being serious.

First of all, manage your expectations. Rogue One isn't a new type of cinema experience, or unique. It's also a prequel, so the story has somewhere specific it has to end up.

With that in mind, Gareth Edward's movie is pretty close to an instant classic, in my opinion. It doesn't rush along, but give us ample time to get some sense of characters and locations. It doesn't dwell on exposition, other through character, and actual plot.

This is the story about how the rebel alliance acquired the plans for the death star, and it manages to give the plot and characters in A New Hope more meaning, and gravitas.

It's hard to tell why it's so good without spoiling a story that was such a delight to experience unspoiled, so I'll sum it up really, really short:

The only negative things I have to say about Rogue One, is that two CGI characters were 99% perfect instead of 100%. That's actually the reason I withhold my last star out of 10. It'll make sense after you've seen the movie. Other than that, this is everything I hoped for, and then some.


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