Rogue One Review

WARNING: Spoilers ahead

WARNING AGAIN: Seriously. If you don’t want spoilers, stop reading now.

Well. Monday I went and watched Rogue One. And today I am still trying to cope with the repercussions of that.

But without further ado, I am going to discuss some of the things I loved about the movie.

  1. Background of the architect behind the Death Star

I loved that they gave so much depth to this. It really makes everything in episodes 4, 5, and 6 make so much more sense. And, you know, MORE TRAGIC.

2. Blind guy who uses the force

This was so awesome! I really loved that they did this. As someone with an illness, I was glad they finally showcased a character with a disability. Petition for more characters like that!

Image result for rogue one chirrut gifs

3. Spiritual Analogies

There were so many spiritual analogies in this movie. Especially the part where Chirrut is on Scarif and repeating his “I am one with the Force” speech as Stormtroopers fire on him…and do not hit him.

It reminded me of the story in the Bible with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and how God protected them from the fire – similar to how the Force protected Chirrut from the Stormtroopers.

4. Rebel Captain

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story → Jyn Erso and Captain Cassian Andor’s last moment: “Rogue One. May the Force be with you… ”

Jyn and Cassian have officially crushed me. I did not expect to ship something so much, especially from a stand-alone Star Wars film, but sheesh, I ship it so hard.

I love their dynamic! It’s different from all of the other couples in Star Wars, which I appreciate. And just their growth as individual characters and together was amazing – especially in such a short amount of time.

I’m not gonna lie, I was mentally screaming at them to kiss at the end of the movie (ELEVATOR SCENE, SO MUCH OK. AND THEN THE BEACH SCENE). But nope. I didn’t even get that to console myself with XD

I don't want them to smush their faces together, but a soft bittersweet kiss would have been perfect. most people are like "a kiss would have been WAYY too forced" but I'm like "...noo.??" ANYONE who was watching could see how much they ended up meaning to each other. both of them risked their lives and even sacrificed their own beliefs for the other countless times, not to mention their undeniable CHEMISTRYYYY. I just REALLY WISH THEY'D HAD MORE TIMEEE:

What makes it even more tragic and depressing, is what could have been. But they didn’t even get the chance to explore that.

 :  rebel captain:

And then…there’s this </3

like I'm indifferent to them as a couple, but I'm interested in their relationship as friends // Rogue One, Star Wars, Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso:

Overall, I loved the movie (minus the fact, that, ya know, EVERYBODY DIED…*cough*). I was also sad that Scarif got destroyed – that was a really pretty planet! And I loved the line from Bail Organa about how he trusted “her” (obviously Leia) with his life ❤ But yeah. Rogue One has officially killed me.

If you’ve seen it, what did you think of Rogue One?

~ Southern Dreamer

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