I was completely confused for the first hour of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, probably because I missed part of it. See, the elevator I rode from the parking garage to the theater malfunctioned and took me on a joy-ride. I screamed and created new swear words, but it continued it’s tour from the top floor to the bottom for about five straight minutes. The elevator finally dumped me on the last floor, forcing me to take the stairs and by the time I got to the theater, I was sweaty, on the verge of tears, and a full ten minutes late.
It’s too bad because there’s an awful lot of information being crammed into that first half of Rogue One. Director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) has to introduce us to several new members of the rebellion, give them important backstories AND explain where this movie stands on the Star Wars timeline (between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope). Continue reading →