whatch22 - wrote on 03/21/18
The first of a planned anthology series stands on its own and is a great addition to the Star Wars saga. The movie takes place between Revenge of the Sith (2005) and A New Hope, (1977) its events bring audiences full circle to the place where Star Wars began almost 40 years ago. Rogue One is a beautifully shot, wonderfully acted movie. It has plenty of Easter eggs and callbacks, but they don't obnoxiously draw attention to themselves. The set pieces are top notch and the last act is filled with edge of your seat thrills and has its big emotional ending. This movie continues the resurgence of the Star Wars franchise and sets the bar very high for the upcoming movies.