Thursday, December 29, 2016

They Want a Call Sign...

Got to watch the latest film in the Star Wars universe last week. I was very pleased! An entertaining and satisfying movie, wedged into the bit of open space just prior to A New Hope.

Lots of action. Some really nice characters. A couple of pieces of cool new tech. A different environment to fight AT-ATs in (tropical jungle beaches instead of cold snow wasteland). A daring way to end, in terms of the fates of the heroes.

A few nods to the original movie. A few of what must have been excellent CGI work to match faces of long dead actors. A poignant last scene, now tinged with extra sadness at the passing of the great Carrie Fisher.

All in all, a very good movie and an excellent Star Wars entry. Definitely added to my personal preferred canon, alongside its prequel book, Catalyst. I will be going to see the movie again, perhaps multiple times more, and will likely look into picking up the "Visual Guide" et al.

Perhaps a more spoiler-heavy review will be in the future.


  1. Just got back from my second viewing of "Rogue One". I really like this film. So much to love. I can't think of any annoying portions off the top of my head. I like Jyn Erso, I like the motley band of characters attracted to the Scarif mission, the uncanny (CGI?) performances from 1977 versions of Tarkin and Leia.

    Just picked up the novelization, as well. Will read that and report back. Also interested in the Visual Guide. No doubt some nuggets of new information to be found therein.

  2. I just read that the voice for K-2SO (my favorite droid in a long time) was done by Alan Tudyk (Wash from Firefly/Serenity). How cool: