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New Star Wars movie exceeds expectations

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Anik Jain, Writer

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an epic space opera film that was released Dec. 10, in theaters around the world. The movie is centered around Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) , a former criminal who helps the rebel alliance in an attempt to steal plans from the Death Star, a powerful new weapon that was created by the “Empire” – the main antagonist in the Star Wars series.

Although the movie was slow at times, it did not fail to impress. Rogue One delivers an invigorating plot that has a perfect balance between the classic action-packed nature that we have come to expect of Star Wars movies, and the plot depth that previous movies in the series were missing before.

In this first installment of Disney’s Star Wars Anthology series, Jyn and her father, former scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), live peacefully on a farm. However, their peaceful existence is disrupted when the sinister Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) takes him away from Jyn. After many years, Galen – now the lead engineer for the Death Star – holds the key to the destruction of this powerful weapon. The now vengeful Jyn begins her quest with other resistance fighters to find the plans for the Death Star in order to save the galaxy from its wrath

The gripping relationship between Jyn and Cassian (Diego Luna) – another resistance fighter – helps raise the effectiveness of the already powerful plot. The mysterious, rakish man of adventure that Cassian’s character provides contrasts with the non mysterious, youthfulness of Jyn. This contrast between the two main characters not only draws viewers in, but it also carries the plot to unknown heights for the Star Wars series.

Overall, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story provides a thrilling plot, and an exciting cast of characters that delivers this movie to near the top of my “best movies I have ever watched” list. I cannot wait to watch the next Star Wars movie that Disney creates.

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