If you’ve watched ‘The Force awakens’ you might understand why our enthusiasm level was a little more than low for this edition of the series, but surprisingly it doesn’t disappoint. This edition by the way is where, when & how it all began. ‘Rogue One’ is more like a three-course meal, if you may say so. The flavours start off as good, turn into mind blowing mid-way & finish with a rather fulfilling end! The point is, you walk out with a belly full of entertaining chunks & a definite longing for the next Star Wars edition to return to theatres.
And even though the plot is predictable you don’t mind it because it keeps you engrossed all the way through. What also keeps your eyes glued to the screen is that the story progresses in different ways without losing its plot at any given point. The characters also develop as the story builds. The theatrics involved with the action sequences, the rather dramatic & at times over the top background track that comes with inter-galactic battles can be distracting, but the film sticks to its plot at the core & it works in the film’s favor in a big way.
The rebel forces are lead by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in their fight against the evil empire, which is led by Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and his storm-troopers. Jones pulls off her role of a daughter fuelled by motive even as she struggles to locate her long-missing father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen) who’s been missing for a while, with the help of rebel ally Cassian Andor (Diego Luna).
There’s enough to impress the first-timers & please the die-hard fans too. You also get glimpses of the most beloved characters of the very first 1977 Star Wars film. The film has already sold a huge number of tickets & you wouldn’t be making a mistake if you bought one too!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story entertained & ends leaving a huge possibility of a successful future for the franchise. That’s why we’re going ahead with 3 buzzing bees for this one.