With humor and depth, Rogue One proves that their is hope yet for the Star Wars Disney spin-offs to come.
Now that of anything, is a surprise, as it appeared that the characters of Jyn Erso (Jones) and Cassian Andor (Luna) were largely blown to bits. Nearly 20 years after Phantom Menace hit theaters, the consensus is that the prequels suffered from an overuse of CGI, and Rogue One seemed happy to eschew VFX in favor of elaborate costumes, puppets, weathered blasters, and outdoor sets. Of course since I'm a big Star Wars fan, I wish it was longer and more in-depth than it was. But in terms of remaining characters that's all we know for now. But if the latest films in the Star Wars franchise have taught us anything, it's that good ones can still be made.
Due to "an exciting slate of new adventures in the Galaxy Far, Far Away coming to fans in the coming years" Lucasfilm can't now confirm when the next Rogue will be on the big screen. The most recent film, "Rogue One", came out just last December. Now that I've got to do Star Wars, it's a really nice story. Maybe he was inspired by visiting the Lucasfilm offices; a peek behind those doors is one of the visual highlights of this feature, along with archival footage of the special effects being put together for parts of the original trilogy.
Even movies that portray military teamwork like those from Marvel combine characters who couldn't be more different from each other, giving them the kind of individualism armed forces in the real world are quick to extinguish. And Rogue One's initial outing has a little over an hour of featurettes, which you can watch separately or as a single program. And then, about 30 years later, you're at Lucasfilm trying to draw X-Wings and the Death Star and getting paid for it.
Even if you have already seen the film in theaters, the Blu-ray features on Rogue One are enough material to make the film feel completely fresh.
The original "Star Wars" debuted in 1977. TFA's second edition (the 3D release) featured a great commentary by J.J. Abrams and a lot more extras in addition to the ones initially found.
Good luck, and may the force be with you!
Disclosure: FanSided.com was provided with a complimentary copy of Rogue One on Blu-ray for the purposes of this review. "As you probably know, shooting things in 360 is very challenging.... there's a lot of reasons not many people do this because shooting a live-action plate and then putting film-quality visual FX in 360 is an incredibly hard process".