Monday 30 January 2017

Review: Rogue One (ninth-pass)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (ninth-pass / 2D / SPOILER-FREE)
Cert: 12A / 134 mins / Dir. Gareth Edwards / Trailer

Previous reviews:
First-pass (spoiler-free)
Second-pass (spoiler-free)
Third-pass (**spoilers**)
Fourth-pass (**spoilers**)
Fifth-pass (**spoilers**)
Sixth-pass (**spoilers**)
Seventh-pass (**spoilers**)
Eighth-pass (spoiler-free)

Oh, hi. As with last time, I've made you some Skittlez character-posters, in lieu of actual words. That said, I'm half-way through drafting another set of nitpicky observations, and it looks like my local may well have stopped showing Rogue One after this weekend. In which case, I'll just have to post them up under their own steam at some point. But until then, pictures!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story poster - Darth Vader

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story poster - K-2SO

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story poster - Orson Krennic

I've got more of these to come, too. So there'll definitely be some sort of mop-up post to wring the last out of Rogue One.

In the words of Baze Malbus, "You're welcome…".

So, watch this if you enjoyed?
All of The Star Wars.

Should you watch this in a cinema, though?

Does the film achieve what it sets out to do?
It does.

Is this the best work of the cast or director?
It's a strong showing.

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Yes, but is there a Wilhelm Scream in it?

Yes, but what's the Star Wars connection?
Level 0: It is Star Wars.

Although if you really wanted to go the long way round with it…
Rogue One stars Alistair Petrie, who appeared in the first episode of the 2013 TV drama The Escape Artist, as did a certain David Tennant, who of course headlined Casanova, along with Rose Byrne, who rocked up in 2004's Troy alongside Julian Glover, an actor who was in the 'Arthur's Bane' episode of Merlin, which also boasted Lindsay Duncan, who had a role in An Ideal Husband, a film that featured Oliver Ford Davies, who also starred in the 1997's Mrs Dalloway, along with Alistair Petrie from Rogue One

And if I HAD to put a number on it…

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