Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: Rogue One

The DrsC saw Rogue One a couple of nights ago, it is a sidebar to the Star Wars series. The visuals are stunning, the plot is nearly nonexistent.

I suppose if you're a Star Wars fan you've already seen it. We missed it as I believe we were on a cruise ship when it opened; it's taken us this long to put together time, place, and inclination to finally see it.

Driving 'home' to our RV, we asked and answered the key question: Was it worth seeing? We answered "yes" with reservations.

We had an evening to kill as a storm-driven power outage put our TV out of commission and left us in the dark. Of the films available, it was the least bad choice. It was a pleasant-enough way to kill a couple of hours, but it isn't an especially good film.

We liked the creatures, the various planets, and the space ships. The bazaar scenes hold the same fascination the Mos Eisley cantina scene had way back when.

Some of the human characters might have been interesting but we hardly got to know them. Spoiler alert, several key people die at the end, so we never will.

Bottom line verdict: blatant milking of the franchise to wring out a few more million.