“EXCLUSIVE ROGUE ONE REVIEW WITH ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS!”
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 5 STARS (out of 5)
Rated PG — 133 Minutes
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is not only a good movie, but it is really very good. It is not only very good — it just may be one of the best Star Wars stories — of the eight that have now been produced. And that is saying something! There is an intensity, excitement and non-stop action — from the opening scene until the credits begin to roll.
You will have many choices when going to see this film at your favorite local movie theater. My recommendation is that you should spend the money and go all the way. See ROGUE ONE as it was intended. Take your pick: IMAX, DOLBY SOUND, 3-D, etc.
When it comes to reviewing the direction and screenplay; the acting and overall production — ROGUE ONE is absolutely flawless. From beginning to end, you’ll be lucky to catch your breath. I actually left the theater exhausted.
Here are my Top Eight reasons why you should go and see ROGUE ONE in a sold out theater auditorium this coming week. As the crowd reacts and responds, you will feel the added group energy.
- The Director, Gareth Edwards. He had the perfect vision.
- The Screenplay, written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. The story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. And of course, characters based upon George Lucas.
- The Sound, Music and the Editing. All first rate.
- The Cinematography, Production Design and the Art Direction.
- The Animation and the Visual Effects.
- The Make-Up and the Costumes. Compare these characters to the early episodes.
- The outstanding lead actors — Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk and Donnie Yen.
- Their supporting cast of an additional 93 actors and actresses completes ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story.
In closing, a special thank you to Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Studios. You did not disappoint your fans. This is an early Christmas present. Better than I had expected. Much better. And it is going to set box office records all around the world.