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Rogue One (2016)

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The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

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Gareth Edwards

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Chris Weitz (screenplay by), Tony Gilroy (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Jyn Erso
Diego Luna ... Cassian Andor
Alan Tudyk ... K-2SO
Donnie Yen ... Chirrut Îmwe
Wen Jiang ... Baze Malbus
Ben Mendelsohn ... Orson Krennic
Guy Henry ... Governor Tarkin
Forest Whitaker ... Saw Gerrera
Riz Ahmed ... Bodhi Rook
Mads Mikkelsen ... Galen Erso
Jimmy Smits ... Bail Organa
Alistair Petrie ... General Draven
Genevieve O'Reilly ... Mon Mothma
Ben Daniels ... General Merrick
Paul Kasey ... Admiral Raddus
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Storyline

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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Save the Rebellion. Save the dream. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,081,681, 18 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$532,177,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,056,057,273
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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[an Imperial space shuttle flies towards a farm in Lah'mu and over a young Jyn running scared upon seeing it]
Young Jyn: [entering her house] Mama?
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Great Prequel to New Hope
14 December 2016 | by eve_dollukSee all my reviews

I've just returned from the midnight showing of Rogue One here in the UK. I was slightly sceptical after watching Force Awakens, while enjoyed FA it did lack teeth and flesh.

Rogue one was a great prequel to New Hope.

We know that Princess Leigh had the death star plans but how did she get them ??.

Well now we know.

A few minutes into the film I felt disappointed that there was no Star Wars theme or rolling credits. Once I got past this the film started coming to life and put you right into the star wars universe.

There were nudges to the originals everywhere, old characters from New Hope were brought to live to return to the big screen.

There was plenty of visual eye candy here and a climactic ending that was truly stunning. I want to watch it again to see all the little details.

This is a dark and emotional film compared to others but it has its light hearted moments also.

Without giving too much away we follow a rag tag bunch fighting against the Empire and Lord Vader. A lost girl, a rebel agent, a defector, a novice trainee of the force, a hot shot gunner and a reprogrammed imperial robot. Alongside the rebel alliance they discover the existence of the Empires latest super weapon and must a find a way to destroy it.

The Bad -

1.Some of the dialogue is wooden but this goes for all Star Wars film.

2. There is a lull in action about midway through and the dark scenes at this point may bore some people.

3. No Jedi

The Good -

1. Amazing climactic ending a real visual treat.

2. Ties in really well to New Hope.

3. Interesting characters not your typical heroes which makes them more interesting.

4. I got emotional at the end x

If your a fan of the originals then don't miss this film. My Star Wars marathon just got better ( and bigger )

8/10 xx


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