Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- PG-13 (for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action)
- Running time:
- 133 minutes
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.
- Release date:
- December 16, 2016
- Quick review:
- Director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) delivers a passable minor prequel to 1977’s “Star Wars” featuring Felicity Jones as a reluctant rebel hero who takes on the Empire to save her scientist dad (Mads Mikkelsen), who happens to be the guy who built the Death Star from the 1977 masterpiece. Costarring Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Donnie Yen, this would have been a fun, effective diversion were it not for its absurd sense of self-importance – nowhere more apparent than in composer Michael Giacchino’s bombastic, over-the-top John Williamsesque score that swells and crescendos in every scene.