Good (looking), but not great (except for Tom Waits).
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…
Too rushed, too stiff, utterly generic.
”Let’s make a list of general things that happens in the life of a teenage girl, but let’s skip everything in between that makes the soul of a great film”.
Wow, I really thought I’d like this, but it just felt fake and empty. No flow, no gut feeling. Lots of corny dialogue and overacting, trying so hard to be something that it’s not. Also, Saoirse Ronan is supposed to be 17 but is…