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Rouge One lives up to Star Wars name

posted Jan 31, 2017, 9:12 AM by Zachary Schwarzenberger
When Lucasfilms announced that they were going to make “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”,
which takes place between Episodes III and IV, people were skeptical. After all, we already know that in “Star Wars IV: A New Hope”, the rebels were only able to get the Death Star's plans at a great loss. So, if we can easily assume what happens, then why make the movie? The answer lies in the well-known quote widely attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson: “It’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey.”

The movie starts by introducing you to Galen Erso, a former scientist, and his wife and young daughter Jyn. This is very short lived though, as Orson Krennic invades their farm and kidnaps Galen. Fast forward years later, and Galen is now the head engineer for the Empire building the strongest weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star.

Knowing that her father is the only one who can stop it, Jyn embarks to retrieve the Death Star's plans and give them to the Rebel Alliance. Joining her on her journey is Cassian Andor, a rebel intelligence officer; K-2SO, a reprogrammed droid; Chirrut Imwe, a blind warrior who believes in the force and Baze Malbus, a rebel mercenary. This ragtag group later gives themselves the name “Rogue One”.

I thought that this movie was great. Being a huge fan of action and sci-fi movies, my favorite part had to be the huge battle near the end of the movie. This movie was definitely worthy of the Star Wars name and totally worth going to see in theaters. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, and you like Star Wars at all, then I strongly advise that you do. It was released Dec. 16, 2016, and who knows how long it will stay in theaters. I’d rate this five cardinal heads out of five.

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