REVIEW: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Chris Luckett

Don’t call it a prequel.

The first stand-alone movie outside the Skywalker saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, takes place directly before 1977’s Star Wars (A New Hope).

As anyone who’s seen that sci-fi classic will remember, the Death Star was blown up because Luke Skywalker and his band of rebel pilots had secret plans of the base that revealed its fatal flaw. Rogue One is the story of how those secret plans were stolen, by a band of brave strangers willing to fight back against tyranny.

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CORE STORY: Darth Vader’s role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story revealed

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Chris Luckett

Since the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One, was announced last year, Darth Vader was said be appearing in the movie — although in what capacity has remained a question mark until now. Continue reading