That's it. This is the movie of the year 2018 for me. No contest.
While ”The Force Awakens” (2015) came across as a decent film for children, ”Rogue One” is as mature as a Star Wars movie could possibly get without losing its SW touch. It’s dark and dirty, and emphasizes war more than ever before. At times it’s like a WWII movie with a Star Wars twist.
It also delivers a pretty smooth setup for the beginning of the original Star Wars movie, ”Episode IV: A New Hope” (1977). Remember the opening scene…