In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Possibly the most interesting movie in the Star Wars canon.”
“Make ten men feel like a hundred.”
I’m a child of the 80s. The original Star Wars trilogy are three of the first movies I remember knowing and loving as a kid. I saw and hated the prequels, just like anyone of my generation should. And joined the same people in loving and praising the franchise’s return to form with The Force Awakens. Yet, for all of that, and despite the mostly good to great reviews for the series’ latest entry, I didn’t rush to immediately see that latest entry. But while I might have been a bad Star Wars nerd by so late to the party, but now that I’ve seen it, I’m eagerly jumping on the bandwagon and adding to the praise for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
As in all Start Wars stories, the central story is a young upstart, separated from their family, who is the key to saving the Galaxy. This time it’s Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). Years ago, her father (Mads Mikkelsen as Galen) was the key architect of the Death Star. Realising the devastation his invention will cause, he has chosen imprisonment at the hands of the Empire’s Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). Before giving himself up, Galen managed to hide the young Jyn, who would go on to be raised as a badass by rebellion soldier Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker). (more…)