I’m a bit late to the Star Wars party, binging hard over the last two weeks on the 7 movies that had already been released. So with the Star Wars story fresh in my mind and knowing Rogue One sits in between the 3rd and 4th episodes, I went to the cinemas ready to be blown away… Unfortunately I wasn’t. Yes, the visuals were stunning and the acting was good (with the exception of Forest Whitaker, the most over-dramatic man in the galaxy), but it’s the story that let it down.
Whilst I was very interested to know how the Rebel Alliance got their hands on the death star plans, I just don’t think there was enough substance to the storyline to credit an entire film. Perhaps it would have helped if the story spanned a much greater timeline, for example the years that are missing from when Jyn Erso was a kid to when she became an adult.