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Rogue One (2016)

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The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

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All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. Written by Ryan Cullmann

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A rebellion built on hope. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,081,681, 18 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$532,177,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,056,052,054
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the first trailer there is a scene where captured X-wing pilots are marched through Jedha City. Although the scene was cut for the final release, a crashed X-wing is visible in the background when Baze and Chirrut first fight the stormtroopers. However, this X-wing has black and white markings, identifying it as one of Saw Gerrrera's partisan ships. See more »

Goofs

Felicity Jones is at her 5' 3" (1.6 m) too short to pose as any type of a trooper. All troopers are of the same height and considerably taller than she is. Her short appearance should rise suspicion right away. Stormtroopers' heights vary. They are human recruits from across the galaxy. The Empire would not dismiss a potential asset simply because they aren't the exact height as others. Leia makes one joke that Luke seems too short to be a stormtrooper. This should not be taken as a literal confirmation that all Stormtroopers are the same height. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[an Imperial space shuttle flies towards a farm in Lah'mu and over a young Jyn running scared upon seeing it]
Young Jyn: [entering her house] Mama?
Lyra Erso: We know.
Galen Erso: Jyn, gather your things. It's time.
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Crazy Credits

Hidden in the credits is the title "Keeper of the Holocron." A Holocron is a cube-like artifact used by the Jedi to store information that were first mentioned in the Dark Horse comic book series 'Dark Empire. On the official Star Wars site Leland Chee was in charge of continuity and received the honorary title of 'Keeper of the Holocron'. See more »

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Whoever didn't love episode 7 for any reason. This is your movie.
14 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

What a ride. This review will be filled with hyperbole, but I won't apologize.

I saw and enjoyed Star Wars: Episode 7 a lot. It wasn't perfect, but it was good, and got me back into Star Wars mode again. Rogue One, however, surprised me in probably being the best Star Wars movie produced in this millennia, and I'm being serious.

First of all, manage your expectations. Rogue One isn't a new type of cinema experience, or unique. It's also a prequel, so the story has somewhere specific it has to end up.

With that in mind, Gareth Edward's movie is pretty close to an instant classic, in my opinion. It doesn't rush along, but give us ample time to get some sense of characters and locations. It doesn't dwell on exposition, other through character, and actual plot.

This is the story about how the rebel alliance acquired the plans for the death star, and it manages to give the plot and characters in A New Hope more meaning, and gravitas.

It's hard to tell why it's so good without spoiling a story that was such a delight to experience unspoiled, so I'll sum it up really, really short:

The only negative things I have to say about Rogue One, is that two CGI characters were 99% perfect instead of 100%. That's actually the reason I withhold my last star out of 10. It'll make sense after you've seen the movie. Other than that, this is everything I hoped for, and then some.


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