What You Need to Know About Rogue One

Landon Clay, Reporter

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Rogue One is a Star Wars movie not following up on the events of The Force Awakens. It’s instead a story spinoff based on a group of elite fighter pilots.

The events of this movie take place during the Galactic Civil War (Episodes 4-6). The basic premise of the Galactic Civil War is The Empire, which rules the galaxy and are controlled by the sith, fight a rebellion. The Rogue Squadron is formed after the Battle of Yavin, formed from the Red One Squadron that successfully destroyed the first Death Star but were mainly depleted in the act.

Though the Rogue Squadron is portrayed as flying X-Wings, they also utilize A-Wings, B-Wings, and Y-Wings. What most people haven’t realized is that they have already seen the Rogue Squadron in action. During the Battle of Hoth, Rogue Squadron is deployed in a special type of snow fighter jet to combat the Imperial advances. Similar to Force Awakens, the main character is a woman. This time however, Felicity Jones takes the spotlight as Jyn Erso, a strong willed woman who is taken as a young girl and held prisoner when the Empire enslaves her father. She is saved by a rag tag group of rebels and recruited by Diego Luna(Cassian Andor). The movie’s cast consists of Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, and Mads Mikkelsen as Jyn’s father. James Earl Jones, the original voice of Darth Vader, makes a return to lend his voice in this movie. The movie is directed by British film maker, Gareth Edwards, who is best known for his 2014 revival of Godzilla.

From what the trailers have shown, this is a movie with lots of action and a good plot. Rogue One come to theaters December 16, and is sure to be enjoyed by fans and critics alike.

 

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Cinemablend.comNY Times