Director: Gareth Edwards Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Genevieve O'Reilly
Certificate: 12 Running Time: 133 Minutes
Tagline: "Save the Rebellion. Save the dream."
I think I speak for a good few film fans when I say that news of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm a few years back was something I was cautiously hopeful about rather than immediately excited. The announcement of three sequels to the much-loved original trilogy was welcome. What caused more trepidation amongst fans was the additional news that a series of spin-off films was also on the cards. For some, the more Star Wars we can get the better, but some were worried that Disney might just be trying to immediately cash in on their new baby and that so many new films might end up saturating demand. The other possibility of course, is that the films could just suck donkey balls. Simply putting the Star Wars name on a film is guaranteed to earn you lots of dough, to start with at least, but it isn't an instant seal of quality, as we discovered to our horror with those pesky prequels.
|Jyn on board the Death Star, surprisingly not hiding...|
|Jyn and Cassian storming out of the Alliance base...|
|Cassian, Jyn, and K-2SO in disguise...|
|The 'superlaser' undergoing final installation...|
|Squad of Stormtroopers vs old unarmed blind guy. Hmm...|
|An X-Wing dive-bombing the shield at Scarif...|
|Director Krennic is summoned...|
|The battle on the ground at Scarif is evenly matched...|
RKS Score: 8/10