Rogue One

Year Released: 2016
Main Stars: Felicity Jones,  Diego Luna,  Alan TudykDonnie YenMads MikkelsenDrewe Henley
Review Date: December 2016
Last watched: December 2016
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: IMAX 3D

Relying on the Star Wars galaxy, this is a dull affair with nice tech and a lot of ‘easter eggs’ in the shape of references to the other films. I shouldn’t say this as it’s about the plot but… in one case there are two dudes in a canteen you will recognise however they are on the wrong planet… just saying.

Script is dull, plot is under used and the acting is very flat. I’d heard this was to be a TV series and it seems like it.

Nice touches but why no charm or humour except for the very few scenes with the robot? Why no interaction to show the bonds between the characters? Felt like cashing in on both the recent Force Awakens and the female role rather than the darn good adventure it should have been.

Expert martial artist Donnie was a lost soul waiting for a bus and Mads was so underused it was a real shame. Nice touch including Drewe though, kudos for that.

Well made scifi effects but otherwise not worth it and certainly not needed for the Star Wars stories.

IMAX 3D effect: 3D? hardly noticed. The ships don’t spring out at you and the movement is quite flat. IMAX, however, I love. Not particularly for this movie but just in general – there’s more space on screen and more space at the seats.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Once. It’s Star Wars. You won’t thank me for it though.
Keep DVD?
No.
Watch if on TV?
No.
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Hug Alan Tudyk’s robot.

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