Movie Review : The Movie ' The Original Star Wars ' Essay examples

1408 Words Dec 18th, 2016 6 Pages
It’s been almost a year exactly since The Force Awakens rekindled my dormant love for the Star Wars franchise. In that time, my fanboyness for this universe has reclaimed a spot with superheroes and The Lord of the Rings as some of my favorite things on the world. Despite that love, I was among the people who were skeptical of Rogue One, the first film set outside the saga proper. Simply put, I thought it would be pretty good. I was wrong. It is amazing.
Set in the time leading up to the events of the original Star Wars film, this standalone movie tells the story of the heroic band of Rebels who stole the plans for the original Death Star. Specifically, the movie focuses on Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), the daughter of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), the scientist behind the legendary space station. Accompanying Erso throughout the film are Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), a rebel intelligence officer, and K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk), a reprogrammed Imperial droid. Donnie Yen’s Chirrut Îmwe, a blind warrior strong with the force, and Wen Jiang’s Baze Malbus, Îmwe’s friend and a former guardian of a temple that housed the crystals that power the Death Star also join up with the group, as does Riz Ahmed’s Imperial pilot who defects to the rebellion.
As with The Force Awakens, the franchise can once again claim to have some genuinely great acting. Felicity Jones is magnificent as Jyn Erso. She totally sells and inhabits the character. We believe her motivations for each one of her…

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