It’s the first stand-alone Star Wars movie ever (if you don’t count the Christmas Special, which we don’t), and as such, Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released in cinemas surrounded by some pretty mega expectations. The initial impressions were glowing, the reviews that followed less so, and our own review here at ReelGood even less so. So, what’s the deal with Star Wars?
“From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.”
Luckily, the fellas decided to get together to nut it all out and decide whether Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a bold step forward for the franchise that George Lucas unleashed on the world back in 1977.