Friday, December 16, 2016

Devil Comics Review | Rogue One [2016] A Star Wars Story

Hype One year after The Force Awakens, Disney releases the prequel to Episode IV A New Hope where a Rebel Squad steals the Empire’s Death Star schematics. According to the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Official Visual Story Guide, the Rebel Squad consists of a droid, freelance assassin, spiritual warrior, rebel soldier, and two alien warriors along with Felicity Jones’ character. The movie will also have a cameo of Darth Vader who will be in the same uniform from A New Hope

The Rebel Alliance was formed after the Clone Wars to restore democracy after the Emperor took it away with his Empire. The Empire fell during the Battle of Endor. The movie will begin as the Rebel Alliance discovers the Empire is building planet destroying planet called the Death Star. They send a group of Rebels to steal the plans to the Death Star to discover if there is any weakness. Rogue One will introduce new characters and vehicles in the expanding Star Wars Universe.

Director Orson Krennic finally finds Galen Erso to help him finish the Death Star. Following the confrontation, Galen’s wife is shot and his daughter Jyn escapes with Saw Gerrera. Years later Galen sends a message to Saw via a rogue pilot concerning the super weapon he has been working on. The Rebels who want her to find her father to verify the super weapon so they track down Saw. Jyn sees a message from her father revealing a weakness within the Death Star. Jyn and her Rebels track down her father who was killed during an X-Wing bombing raid. She is taken to Yavin 4 to discuss plans on stopping the Empire. The Rebellion is unconvinced they stand a chance so Jyn and her Rebels decide to steal the Death Star plans on Scarif. The final battle ensues leading to the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

This is one of the best Star Wars films next to Empire Strikes Back with the resurrection of Peter Cushing as Grand Admiral Moff Tarkin and a young Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia playing vital parts to revival the magic of the 1977’s Star Wars film. 


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