Watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story online free – Out of all the Star Wars movies made after the originals, Rogue One is without a doubt the greatest. Its nostalgic feel brings you just as close as you can get to the original trilogy, but unlike The Force Awakens(still an amazing movie but lacking in originality), you’re presented with an entirely organic and fresh plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the movie. Not only is the plot refreshing, but the cast is as well. The diversity is truly worthy of special praise and admiration for anyone that enjoys seeing as many different types of racial representation on the movie screen as possible. I can honestly say that Rogue One was a special treat and an all around fantastic movie experience.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review by Farchettiensis – Entertainment for a bored afternoon, lacks depth and imagination
Entertaining, but ultimately retains the patterns seen in the previous movie. The lack of imagination of these new SW’s movie is unbelievable. I can’t overstate how tired I’m of people saying what a SW experience ought to be, that the fans will be pleased, which is just utter rubbish. I shan’t waste my energy saying what others have already pointed, such as the fact that SW has become a juvenile franchise – the reason thereof is of no importance to evaluating the movie itself, so I don’t care – other than pointing the pathetic portrait of the Empire, or of the Dark Side, really.
The greatest feat of this movie is to show how plenty of resources and direction of the movie itself can be used to get the worst, or just plain mediocrity, of the actors. No acting can be complimented; nothing is impressive or new. The plot is as dull as it can be.
Lucas is no Tolkien, let’s be honest, but we all tended to forgive incoherencies and the sheer incompleteness and apparent laziness of the wonderful universe he brought to life. It holds still great potential. There’s no sign that Disney will explore it. If anything can be said at all, is that one has to learn how be detached, lest one will be disappointed with such insulting pieces of garbage.
I heard some chatter before watching, such as one about the diversity of the cast, but I couldn’t care less about that, it’s 2017, this is getting old, who cares; I guess Disney should be more concerned with the making of actual good movies rather than “shocking” people.
I gave it a 5, because it provided decent entertainment. It’s probably a fair, if harsh, a rating. With its pockets full, hopefully Disney will gradually make less horrid SW movies each time, this one is better than Force Awakens. There is still hope – pun intended.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review by prospectus_capricornium – Utterly moving, most powerful ‘Star Wars’ story since A New Hope
A sequel to ‘Revenge of the Sith’, a prequel to ‘A New Hope’, ‘Rogue One’ is essentially a bridge that resembles to a colossal effort to accomplish three functions: explain the past, predict the future, create a tangible link between them, the last of which, this Gareth Edwards-helmed sci-fi giant is able to pull off with a brimming sense of nostalgic sentimentality. Often dark and brooding, there is an appealing force that emerges from its layers, continuously drawing us into the depths of ‘Star Wars’ cosmic saga that started to storm the box office, four decades ago. The ‘force’ persists in its riveting presence all throughout the film’s visceral development, a monumental feat that itsTony Gilroy and Chris Weitz-written screenplay is able to preserve, even in the absence of the Jedi and Ewoks, Jar Jar Binks and the iconic opening crawl. In effect, the stand alone film manages to break down barriers, provide solutions to old puzzles, while practically presenting new ones that even non-religious spectators would be engaged to solve. That its motives is primarily enforced by the breathtaking visual renders of the film’s explosive sequences, is out of the question, but the singular element that propels the film into action, is the story’s protagonist, herself, and what she represents.
Driven by a female hero at its reins like last year’s ‘The Force Awakens’, this ‘Star Wars’ story revolves around petty criminal Jyn (Felicity Jones) and the band of misfits she gathered- -one that includes rebel spy, Cassian (Diego Luna), a reprogrammed imperial droid named KS2O, who shares the biggest chunk of the film’s comic effort, and a blind monk whose martial arts-adroitness seemingly dares to put Matt Murdock’s echolocation expertise to shame–to steal the plans to the ‘Death Star’, a deadly weapon, so powerful it can obliterate an entire planet. The emotional weight of the narrative is gathered across the length of Jyn’s ambitious mission, which the film’s primal campaign itself, labeled as a ‘rebellion built on hope’, a screaming hint to the looming much bigger movement led by Princess Leia, that sets the whole course for the original trilogy.
Faithful to the tradition of female- centric narratives, Jyn’s motivations is largely fueled by the traumatic childhood she endured: she saw her mother died at the mercy of an imperial superior, and the capture of his father who was forcefully recruited to engineer the empire’s deadliest weapon–the Death Star. In the absence of an initiative, she courageously leads a highly-volatile expedition of recovering the plan to the Death Star, whose small but utterly significant flaw–one that could help the Rebel Alliance stop its cataclysmic power–is revealed by her father.
Save for Jyn’s uninspiring fight- for-freedom speech, only because it sounds monotonous, the whole run of ‘Rogue One’, is a glaring testament of what a mere hope can muster in the wake of a ruling authoritarian regime. The film then becomes a picture of a political atmosphere, infested with injustice and oppression, that bears a striking recognition. ‘Trust the force’, says Jyn’s mother, in a tone that almost makes us believe that a movement always remains smoldering, only waiting to be ignited by small but resilient flames in the hands of courageous beings, awakened to rise by the screaming social malignance and political malfunction around them.
The first of ‘Star Wars’ stand-alone films, ‘Rogue One’ is bold and moving with its lingering sense of humanity, nostalgic in its almost flawless integration with the saga’s established structure, and ingeniously innovative in creating a whole new sci-fi space-war narrative that isn’t devoid of the familiar ‘the- force-is-with-me’ sentiment. At its final moments, the film practically inserts a missing piece between the end and the beginning of the second and first trilogies, ending with a powerful one-second scene that can potentially make a voice in every spectator’s head chant “I am with the force; the force is with me”.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review by Iliescu Victor – Extraordinary
After hearing many good reviews about this movie, besides planning to see it on the big screen, I had high expectations and oh boy, they were worth the wait. We were a bit disappointed by last year’s The Force Awakens and Rogue One brought us a much needed breath of comeback in the Star Wars saga. Even from the beginning and till the end you never stop admiring the beauty that this movie is. Gareth Edwards managed to show us why we started to love the Star Wars universe in the first place and he did his best to raise the bar high. For myself, I loved this movie and I hope that every new one that will be launched in the future will be as great as this one. Probably my favourite scene was the ending where Vader goes mayhem, in an environment that might be familiar to us (the beginning of A New Hope).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review by quinn-cunniff – This Film is Clearly Made Solely as a Cashgrab
The problem with this film is that it was clearly made because Disney bought the rights to this, and are trying to squeeze every dollar out of it. This plot is so incoherent and depends way too much on it being a Star Wars film to be good. I could guarantee you that if this film didn’t have the Star Wars brand slapped on it, it would not have as good rankings. It’s fine, I enjoyed it, but every review above a 7 I can guarantee you is a Star Wars fan who is excited that a new film is out. The plot is thin, the entire final battle included so many complications solely to make the plot longer, the use of the force was extremely inconsistent, and the decisions of the characters was illogical. It’s very weak.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review by PimFowler – A good movie with some flaws
As a stand-alone movie, I think Rogue One was pretty good. As a prequel to Episode IV, not so much. Although overall the movie was a fun watch, most of my positive points have a negative side to them. First thing a movie needs to succeed is a solid story. Rogue One has a fun story, but it’s way too predictable. Without seeing this movie you can guess the big lines of this movie. The visuals of this movie where amazing, not much to say against that. Definitely go watch this movie in cinemas for the best experience. The same goes for the music, although sometimes this was a bit over the top. The acting was lacking at points, but the main characters made up for it. They where serious, but had some good comic relief. It was a fun movie, but maybe a bit forgettable. If you’re a Star Wars fan you’ll definitely enjoy the nostalgia and the Easter eggs. If you’re not a Star Wars fan like me, you can still have a great experience looking at it as a stand alone movie.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review by denis888 – Soulless Cash Cow
I am not a Star Wars fan, but must say that the old trilogy was and is very viable and cool, whereas newer trilogy started well, but then plunged into a total mess of a horrid making. This new pre- pre- prequel is not good. Why? Let’s be honest – it’s slow, it’s very long, fat too much longer thane it has to be in fact. Be it 90 minutes, the world would devour it better. With its 2 endless hours run and very boring slow scenes it seems an eternity. Honest. The plot? Ah, rubbish, the obvious exploiting of far too well known scenery, places and even monsters. The main hero? Nay, she is just okay, but in a deeper sense, she is none above average and is paled into insignificance when displayed in relief of better stars. The effects? Good, but again, we have seen it all time and again. So, what remains? Nothing, in fact. Even all the recognizable characters and places do not warm up our hearts, all 2 hours an undying feeling of exasperating discomfiture does not leave us. We’ve been had by and racketed by greedy studio bonanzas.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review by Alberto G. – The second most beautiful Star Wars film to date!
Personally, Rogue One falls second to The Empire Strikes Back in my list of the best Star Wars films. This film was meant for the fans, but after watching it again, I feel anyone can enjoy the story without having seen a SW film. The various nods to both the original and prequel trilogies will make any fan jump with joy, but they’re not crucial to the plot; so, again, as a standalone film, the average movie-goer will not be lost.
The first half contains a great deal of exposition; with so many diverse characters to introduce, the film can’t help but quickly and plainly explain what it needs to. The pace is rushed here and there and some issues solved effortlessly, but the story picks up as it goes. The third act is simply incredible. The love for the franchise becomes crystal-clear here. You can feel the film’s eagerness to reach this point in the story and have fun, offering satisfying character/ story arcs. The action scenes, especially the space battles, are wonderfully shot, providing striking cinematography not seen (or fully enjoyed) in other SW films.
I cannot praise the film’s use of practical effects enough, and Rogue One ties-in flawlessly with A New Hope. It’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review by nightfall73 – Possibly the best Star Wars film since the 1980s
After the good but slightly disappointing effort that was Force Awakens I was not expecting much from this film, and so left the cinema surprised at just how good it was. I fall very much into the sceptic group regards this money machine franchise, but there was something fresh and invigorating about the latest film. It felt as if we were living in the universe created in 1977, but were getting to see different parts of it and learn unexpected things about it. The ships, droids and aliens fitted perfectly with the feel of the 77 picture but there was something new about it too, as if the Zero-Dark thirty vibe Edwards was aiming for was somehow able to mesh perfectly with the space fantasy without either aspect becoming too strained or giving way. I particularly loved the old, ancient Jedi temples, which brought the sense of wonder I felt watching the originals many, many years ago.
It really is episode 3.5, as much as it is a spin off. As well as Mothma and Bail Organa from episode 3 ROTS, we have 2 members of the Skywalker family, and you probably know which ones by now so hopefully it is not a spoiler. I did not really want to see Vader in this episode because we have so much of him already on screen and I felt we would just get cheap repetition; but yet again they managed to do something different and totally new. I don’t mean the pun but the sheer brutality Vader shows; his utterly brutal fight scene is something we have never seen before and actually adds a dimension to the character. I loved seeing certain pilots on their pre Yavin form, and the new X Wing and Y wing pilots actually had characters for the first time in a long time. Talking of space battles the use of models in place of CGI gives the spaceships weight and gravitas and the complexity of the battle lies somewhere between eps 4 and 6. This film has actually interested me in the world of Star Wars in a way I have not been since 1983: Edwards has genuinely breathed new life into a pre existing universe.
As for the reshoots, go and look at the trailer released before the summer. Things are different: Whitaker’s hair, the lines they give to Mon Mothma and certain plot points seem altered. The older footage gives no mention of the father-daughter arc which may perhaps have been the focus of Gilroy led reworking. Whoever did it, and however they did it, I personally thought the family angle worked fine and did indeed humanise and soften the film considerably. They played it convincingly and the platform sequence (you know something tragic is going to happen when a platform is involved) was genuinely sad and moving, because we realise Galen’s awful, no win predicament and genuine good heart. Maybe if you have good actors, they can still do fine work even in a last minute rush. Finally, we actually have a decent Imperial officer; the depth of this character is important, he is motivated properly, he wants the death star to bring final victory for the Empire, it is his baby, and he wants personal control over it, a man fighting to save his career, but out of his depth against the wily politician Tarkin. I’ll save Abrams blushes by making no comparisons between Ben M here and the counterpart villain in TFA. The makers of Episode VIII must be quaking in their boots after seeing this. Let us hope they do not choke on their ambitions.