Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Synopsis:

The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. -- IMDB

Main Cast:

 

Character

Actor

Jyn Erso

Felicity Jones

Cassian Andor

Diego Luna

K-2SO

Alan Tudyk

Chirrut Îmwe

Donnie Yen

Baze Malbus

Wen Jiang

Orson Krennic

Ben Mendelsohn

Saw Gerrera

Forest Whitaker

Bodhi Rook

Riz Ahmed

Galen Erso

Mads Mikkelsen

Bail Organa

Jimmy Smits

General Draven

Alistair Petrie

Mon Mothma

Genevieve O'Reilly

General Merrick

Ben Daniels

Admiral Raddus

Paul Kasey

Admiral Raddus (voice)

Stephen Stanton

Main Storyline:

Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks.  -- IMDB

Rating:

9/10

My Review:

This is a slight departure from the usual Star Wars storyline in so much as I was expecting Rogue One to continue where Force Awakens left off.  This particular Star Wars film is more like an insertion between Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith & Episode 4 - New Hope and that is why I think it should have been called Star Wars: Episode 3½.

As you can see from the synopsis above, the film is basically all about how the Rebel Alliance managed to get hold of the plans for the Death Star that is featured in New Hope.  I felt that the film was missing a lot of Jedi action although there is a blind character that has Jedi skills without a Lightsaber and he believed in the Force.  The film did feature some Star Wars characters that have been in other films like Bail Organa and (slight spoiler alert) a young Princess Leia (although this is a CGI version of Carrie Fisher as she is too old now to play a young Leia).  This does have a nice, fairly long, action sequence which makes up the vast duration of the film and has an unexpected outcome.  I won't give away how it ends in case you want to see the film, which I would recommend.  The film also features a lot of the recognisable spacecraft from Star Wars such as X-Wings, Y-Wings, TIE Fighters and more.