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Film Review : Rogue One : A Star Wars Story (12A)

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Rogue One is set shortly before the classic ‘Star Wars Episode IV : A New Hope‘ (released in 1977) and tells the story of the resistance mission to capture the plans for the Empire’s terrifying Death Star.

Released : Thursday 15th December 2016
Rated : 12A
Running Time : 134 mins
BBFCinsight : Moderate violence
Director : Gareth Edwards
Cast Includes : Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen

In their attempts to gain complete control the Galactic Empire has created the Death Star, a terrifying weapon that can destroy entire planets.

However the scientist who lead the creation of the Death Star, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), has designed a flaw into the seemingly invincible weapon.

Galen’s daughter, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), embarks on a quest to capture the plans to discover the weakness and give the rebel forces a chance to destroy the death star before it destroys them.

Review

I really enjoyed watching this film, while the first few scenes seem to jump around in place and time a bit they do set the scene for a complex, but understandable, plot which leads to a exhilarating climax.

This is a film that is most definitely worth watching, the cast are superb, the plot is excellent and there is a tense finish which is well worth watching.

The film also contains appearances (via CGI magic) of Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher.

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