Rogue One: A Star Wars Story answers that burning question: “How did Princess Leia get the plans to the Death Star?” When Disney bought the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas, they decided that to make money, they needed to bring out a Star Wars movie every year. But, in order to do that, they needed to develop alternate story lines…like Rogue One and the 2018 movie about the young Han Solo.
Rogue One begins with the Empire’s Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) forcibly “recruiting” scientific genius Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) to build the Death Star. Erso’s young daughter, Jyn (Felicity Jones) escapes. Years later, the Rebel Alliance breaks Jyn out of an Imperial prison to recruit her. Jyn is not interested in helping the Rebels at first, but later she leads a small force to attempt to steal the plans to the Death Star before the weapon of mass destruction is finished. My favorite character in Rogue One is former Imperial security droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk). If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll love this movie. GRADE: B+