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Rogue One (2016)

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The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

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All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. Written by Ryan Cullmann

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A rebellion built on hope. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  »

Box Office

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$155,091,681 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$531,314,491 (USA) (24 March 2017)
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Trivia

After voicing Darth Vader in four Star Wars films and numerous tie-in projects, James Earl Jones once again returned to voice the character. The last theatrical release for which he voiced the character was Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), but his most recent voice work was for Star Wars Rebels (2014). See more »

Goofs

When the Death Star is shooting (even with reduced fire power) the main beam is coming from the centre of the super laser dish, just as it is operated in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. However, the depicted Death Star in "Return of the Jedi" is the second version, while the one we see in "Rogue One" and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is the first version and fires in a slightly different way. When the Death Star is destroying Alderaan in "A New Hope", the main beam is formed at the intersection of the supporting beams coming from the rim of the super laser dish, and no beam is fired from the centre of the dish itself. See more »

Quotes

[walking around Jedha City looking for Saw Gerrera]
Jyn Erso: You seem awfully tense all of a sudden.
Cassian Andor: We have to hurry, this town's ready to blow.
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Crazy Credits

Hidden in the credits is the title "Keeper of the Holocron." A Holocron is a cube-like artifact used by the Jedi to store information that were first mentioned in the Dark Horse comic book series 'Dark Empire. On the official Star Wars site Leland Chee was in charge of continuity and received the honorary title of 'Keeper of the Holocron'. See more »

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A Long Ride Ahead
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Beats JJ Abram's Farce Awakens
16 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Just like the thousands of Star Wars fans out there in the world, I was absolutely giddy when I heard that J.J. Abrams was taking the director's helm for the seventh installment of George Lucas's beloved space opera. After I saw the Force Awakens, I was not sure how I felt about the movie. It has gotten so many rave reviews and I desperately wanted to feel the same way. After some time since its release and the adrenaline rush has worn out, I can honestly say that it was a big disappointment for me as a Star Wars fan. I will not get into the reasons as to why that is since the top reviews of Force Awakens do a superb job pointing out the flaws of that monstrosity.

So anyhow, I went to see this film with low expectations because of my previous disappointment with the recent addition of the Star Wars franchise. Boy, was I wrong.

Gareth Edwards puts the WARS in Star Wars unlike I've seen AND felt in the previous films. The dark and serious tone of the film makes you feel the rebel's fear of gruesome warfare as they fight against the more well- equipped and ruthless Empire. At one point, the film was reminiscent of WWII films due to its excellent portrayal of battle scenes.

The acting and dialogue was for the most part well done, and the comic reliefs in the film did not feel as forced as *ahem FORCED Awakens.

The director also does an excellent job connecting the prequels and the original series together. If a viewer sees the series in the numbered order with this film, the story line will play out seamlessly.

And lastly, Darth Vader's scenes in the film definitely adds a terrifying legacy to his name. I will not spoil the scenes for you, but he portrays ruthlessness here that was not seen in the other films. The viewer will have a better grasp as to why he is such a feared character in the universe.

J.J. Abrams diminished my love for Star Wars. This film has brought back hope in me for the franchise once more as Jyn Erso has done with the rebels.


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