Rogue One: A Star
Wars Story (5/10)
by Tony Medley
Runtime 134 minutes.
OK for children.
These Star Wars
movies are pretty much the same story each time nowadays. This one has
the same outlandish characters in that far, far away galaxy a long, long
time ago. Itís got basically the same villains and similar robots. The
good guys are fighting the same war. The special effects are so similar
that they no longer inspire wonderment. When they say "A Star Wars
Story," what they really mean is The Star Wars Story because
there only seems to be one of them.
This one has new
names for basically the same characters, played by different actors,
Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, and other
less expensive contributors. Itís got the same bad guys, even Darth
Vader. It even looks like they used basically the same set used in the
last one for the climax. Maybe it's not exactly the same but the idea is
If youíre a Star Wars
fan and donít care about anything but CGI action and pulse-pounding
music, this is for you. As for me, this failed the watch test. At the
screening we were implored not to reveal any spoilers. Alas, I didnít
see anything to say that would qualify as a spoiler.