Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - A Few Mouthfuls Of Crow

A little while ago I posted how I was yawning over the prospect of the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and how I didn't really "get" the whole prequel concept in general. I saw Rogue One earlier today, and I enjoyed it very much - I am not raving about it as much as some, but it was engaging and exciting and sometimes funny, with a killer third act.

No spoilers here, but I was a little surprised at the amount of "guest appearances" of characters from Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back. There are several major characters (and a few minor ones) that show up to a greater or lesser degree throughout the movie. Most are accomplished by the use of "movie magic", and generally feel integral to the story and don't distract.

The one big justification that I came up with for Rogue One's existence is that it definitely fleshes out the Rebel Alliance and their sense of desperation, and I think it actually does a nice job of setting up the events in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope.

So yeah, I will eat a couple of mouthfuls of crow over that.

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