ROGUE ONE Lacks the Star Wars Magic

Film: Rogue One
USA Release Date: December 16, 2016
Written By: Chris Weitz & Tony Gilroy (Screenplay) and John Knoll & Gary Whitta (Story)
Music Composed By: Michael Giacchino
Produced By: Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel
Directed By: Gareth Edwards
Running Time: 133 Minutes


Felicity Jones is Jyn Erso in ROGUE ONE (2016, Walt Disney)

Felicity Jones is Jyn Erso in ROGUE ONE (2016, Walt Disney)

Rapid Reviewpoints

Story: 3 (out of 10)
Performances: 7
Visual Style: 5
Effects: 10
Music: 6
Overall: 6
Verdict: Worth Watching
Comments: While I ultimately graded Rogue One as “worth watching,” it could just as easily be skipped. Whatever it is that makes Star Wars magical is missing here. This is a huge disappointment after 2015’s fantastic Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I can only hope Episode VIII next year will not have similar flaws as this unnecessary “Star Wars Story.”

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