Star Wars Rogue One Review

If you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest you go see it right now. Even if you are not a fan of Star Wars, which is hard to believe, it is a movie that will make you a new fan of Star Wars. This probably the best movie I have seen when it comes to everything that is supposed to be good in a movie. Great story line, great actors, great affects, and of course great music. Over rall, a wonderful movie for a huge Star Wars Fan like myself.

The unifying theme of Rogue One is simple: People die in wars. If the Star Wars saga is about a war between freedom and tyranny, then a lot of people are going to die fighting that war. Those on the side of good are going to make questionable decisions. Those on the side of evil are sometimes just doing their jobs but will get their lives snuffed out anyway.

Edwards emphasizes this inevitable death throughout. When two starships collide, he’ll intercuts shots of the people inside those starships, toppling over, never having realized that this particular day was the day they would die.

In and of itself, these insert shots of the humans in the midst of destruction are no different from the ones you might see in other sci-fi adventures, but Edwards repeats this pattern. He always shows you someone’s body flying backward from an explosion, presumably broken. Two Imperial Stormtroopers shoot the breeze about a work-related matter before they’re gunned down. Main characters die. Villains die. Faceless extras die. And they all die the same way — too soon.