I have to admit to a couple of things here; First, I thought this was the next in the series of Star Wars films and was confused for a while. Second, I did sleep through a fair bit of the first part of this film. I was going to not review it until I saw it again – and saw some parts of it for the first time… but talking to several people, apparently there is a lot of slow setup stuff in the first part and so long as I felt I knew what was going on later, it probably didn’t matter missing it. Certainly, I loved the second half, with a whole heap of action and fighting and really cool stuff happening.
I’m not going to pretend that I knew all the plot – just the key stuff. So, the film is about the Rebel Alliance (that’s the same group that Princess Leia and all of them are a part of, against Darth Vader and all of them) attempting to steal the plans for the Death Star as it is being built. It’s important for the world of Star Wars, and it’s very exciting, with a lot of cool people being cool. What I saw, I loved.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was nominated for Oscars for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing and Best Achievement in Special Effects.