“ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS MOVIE   Leave a comment

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All Star Wars die hard fans please don’t read any further because this review of “Star Wars: A Star Wars Story” will make you very mad!! 

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is loud, noisy, boring and, except for 4-5 lines that are funny, not at all original. 

Anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of the series will know where it is heading from the introduction of Felicity Jones, as Jyn Erso who is the daughter of scientist Galen played, by Mads Mikkelsen. Without giving away any plot if the daughter had listened to the father about a mistake he made on purpose the picture would have been only an hour instead of the 2 hour 13 minute running time.

The movie has more wars than all the Star Wars pictures combined plus one of the loudest soundtracks heard in a long time. The CGI effects are out of this world, no pun intended, and in some cases amazing as an actor who has been dead over 22 years is very much alive, another looks 40 years younger and another who is in their 80s sounds like a teenager! They are the set up for the very first Star Wars movie ever made though the ending leaves nothing in doubt.

I wasn’t familiar with many of the leading actors but I was impressed with Donnie Yen as a blind monk, Wen Jiang as a warrior, Riz Ahmed a pilot and Diego Luna as one of the leading rebels. Oh yes, a nod of the head to Alan Tudyk for the wisecracking 7-8 foot droid K-2SO. Forest Whitaker is wasted in a cameo which really has nothing to do with what the screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy is heading for and director Gareth Edwards is all over the screen in the action scenes and only hits the warmer minutes towards the end of the film.

I am not a fan of Star Wars or sci-fi films and told Allen he is on his own for future Star Wars films.

Unless you are a fanatical fan of the series or a couple of CGI effects regarding people I would suggest staying away.

MOVIE TRAILER  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC9abcLLQpI

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