Rouge One: A New Hope 39 years after

FOR the millions of Star Wars fans, the season has never been this merrier as we are brought back again to the folds of the force and the struggles of the Rebel Alliance against the evil might of the Empire with Rogue One.

 

This image released by Lucasfilm Ltd. shows Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in a scene from, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

 

The same month last year, I wrote a review for Episode VII: Force Awakens, the most awaited sequel to the Star Wars saga and one of the most successful yet. But even before the release of the prequels: Episode I: Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), questions have haunted me about the small band of rebel spies who took the plans of the Death Star which was mentioned during the opening text crawl in Episode IV: New Hope (1977) which states:

 

“It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy…”

FILE – This file image released by Lucasfilm Ltd. shows Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook in a scene from, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” (AP)

 

Rogue One is a movie made to answer the question who were the brave Rebel Spies who dared and managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star battle station, that were essential in bringing the story of Star Wars: New Hope. A question that ultimately took the franchise 39 years in the making, but was it all worth the wait?Read more…

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