Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been released worldwide now to this date. Naturally we would have our review of it. If you haven’t seen the movie then don’t read this review since there could be some spoilers but we’ll try not to. We’re not going to divulge on the plot too much. If you’re on the fence about watching it then read our rating below to help you decide. Basically Rogue One happens sometime after Episode III and right before Episode IV begins. Now we’re going to have the review for Rogue One and keep in mind that these are just our thoughts and won’t necessarily reflect the general consensus.
We’ll start first with the positive things of the movie. The visual aesthetics of the movie look very good. The cinematography is fine as the color tone doesn’t set out a monotonic feel to it. There are some worlds that are bright and some that are a bit dark so it doesn’t feel as one and that’s a good thin. CGI as well as people would like to complain about is also good. The space fights were really done well as well as other generated images. In terms of the audio aesthetic, it still has that Star Wars feel to it despite not being made by John Williams. When it also comes to the plot, it is very straightforward. It doesn’t toss in a lot of information that would baffle new viewers and older viewers would recognize things easily.
Now that we’re done with the positive aspects, we’ll go to the bad stuff since you can’t always have a perfect movie. In the field of the visual aesthetics, there isn’t much of an issue. There is something distracting when it came to two characters who we will not mention in the risk of spoilers. Let us just say that these two kind of looked very obvious that they were CGI’d in but to the normal person it wouldn’t be too much of an issue. Then there are the characters as a lot of them didn’t have much of a growth. It is like they were just thrown in there for the sake of making up a rag tag group of people. While there are the main characters, even we feel that they had a lack of a connection to the viewer.
Rogue One is a good movie to watch and if you asked us, it could be in the second tier of Star Wars movies in terms of quality. Despite the movie being slow in the first half, it picks up very well in the latter part. The battles are done nicely and despite the lack of connection for the characters, you do kind of feel for them in a way. CGI and visuals are good and it ties in nicely with the other movies. It is worth your time to watch it in the theater and if you have the money to spend, then go for 3D or those special screening as it is that good.