Set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One tells the story of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) who has been “recruited” by the Rebel Alliance to help steal the plans for the Death Star. She and a team of rebel fighters must infiltrate the the dreaded Empire and find a way to return home safely with the plans. Fans of the franchise should recognize familiar faces from across the entire Star Wars universe – past, present, and future; film and television.
Here are some of the reactions from the Twitterverse:
The last time I loved a Star Wars movie as much as I loved #RogueOne, it was 1977.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) December 11, 2016
#RogueOne is FANTASTIC. Incredible action, both planetary and interstellar, and looks GORGEOUS. Most importantly, it feels like Star Wars.
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) December 11, 2016
My new #StarWars rankings:
2) A New Hope
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 11, 2016
ROGUE ONE: The plotting and objectives are needlessly murky, but the look of this thing is *ravishing*. Drop the "why" and embrace the "wow"
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) December 11, 2016
Kyle Buchanan is a senior editor with Vulture, and his Tweet seems to have the most insight as it criticizes actual elements of the movie. Still, as “negative” as his comments seem, the movie has made an impact with it’s audience. When it premiered, The Force Awakens moved it’s way into the top of many people’s Star Wars lists as a top three movie. However, it seems that Rogue One will be pushing that film out and taking it’s seat as one of the best Star Wars films of all time.