Me & My Muse Go To the Movies #8: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Part II

Okay.  It’s been almost five days since we saw the movie.  Are we going to talk about it, or what?

 

Muse:  Yes.  I’m ready.

You slept in quite a bit today, didn’t you?  Until 1:00 in the afternoon if I can recall correctly…

Muse:  There’s a reason for that.  For the past few nights, I kept having these nightmares about Darth Vader.  I was Jyn, and I was cornered…then he minced me into pieces with his lightsaber…

*sigh*  Is that the only reason?

Muse:  Yes.  I know…It’s pretty dumb, isn’t it?  I have these dreams a lot in some of the mystery books that I read…

Well anyway, let’s get to the movie.

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Let’s begin with first impressions.  What did you think of the beginning?  There was a scene where some imperial ships arrive on the planet Lah’mu to approach a family.

Muse:  I loved the beginning.  The title crawl was a little different.  That startled me when those imperial ships showed up.  What were they up to?

After that, the father gets kidnapped, the mother gets killed and the girl escapes.  The rebels end up finding her instead…

Muse:  I loved the escape.  In looking at the characters, I like Felicity Jones.  I thought that it was good to have a female protagonist.

Let’s not forget Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Donnie Yen.  They all made up the key players in the Rogue One team.

Muse:  Yup.  The team led by Jyn Erso.

Yeah.  Touching a little more on the movie, it was a little departure from Episode VIII.  Instead of going there, they decided to cover some back story that explained how the rebels got the plans to the Death Star.  So this was basically right before Episode IV.

Muse:  I don’t mind the change of pace at all.  If anything, it sets everything up nicely for Episode VIII, which I definitely can’t wait for…

I can’t wait until Episode VIII either.  Now the ending,  I really loved the ending.  Princess Leia…

Muse:  Shhh!  Don’t mention the ending!  The Mystery Box is still closed for some people.

Very well.  This will be mostly spoiler-free.  But be fairly warned.  In my review for this movie, there will be spoilers.  Lots of them.  So much so that the review will be prefaced with a spoiler warning.

Muse:  That’s fine.  With having an informal discussion about the movie, I want to make sure that we don’t spoil it for everyone…But yeah.  The ending is really really good.  Tee hee!

Overall, I give the movie a 4.5 out of 5.  It’s not really as good as The Force Awakens but it’s still really good and action-packed.  It was a really good prequel that filled in some backstory. Backstory that just might explain some future events in the later parts of the Star Wars Saga beyond The Force Awakens…

Muse:  4.5, huh?  That’s a little bit generous.  I give it a 4 out of 5.  For it to earn that extra star, it really has to grow on me.  And over time, it will.  I know that it will…

Thanks for your comments on the movie.  With that, I will definitely have to see it again.

Muse:  See it again!  And to be honest, I think I know why you want to.  You fell asleep during parts of the movie, didn’t you?

So what?  It was really late and I was really tired.

Muse:  Well, I was wide awake the whole time!  So you’re seeing it again?  I think that I’m going to…And my Princess Leia dress needs to be washed.  It’s stained with popcorn seasoning from a few days ago.  See you tomorrow…

I’ll let you do that.

That’s it for the discussion.  Stay tuned for the review!

Until then, I’ll see you shortly for the review!

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