Spoiler Warning – The review contains major spoilers. Readers are advised to skip the article if they haven’t seen the movie yet.
 
Star Wars returned to the big screens in 2015, and was an instant hit. Old time fans loved Episode VII – The Force Awakens, as did the newcomers to the fandom. This year marked the second film in two years for the Star Wars franchise.
 
One of the major differences between Star Wars franchise and others like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Harry Potter Universe (and the DC Extended Universe as well) is that the Star Wars stories have a definite end. One of my major gripes with Captain America: Civil War (2016) was that it might have foregone the death of Steve Rogers (as in the comics) for the sake of more movies with Captain America. This year, the Harry Potter universe expanded with the Cursed Child plays and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them pentalogy.
 

The difference between a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Rogue One is evidently visible in the final result – all major characters in Rogue One die at the end, finally completing their goal of transmitting the Death Star plans to the Rebel Alliance. In retrospect, Newt Scamander (with only scarce mentions in the original Harry Potter universe) saves the day against Grindelwald, leaving lots of possible stories involving him later on.
 
The Force Awakens was a nostalgia filled movie which sparked the creation of viral Twitter accounts like EmoKyloRen and VeryLonelyLuke. Rogue One, however, marks the true return of Star Wars. It doesn’t lean on nostalgia or the Episode IV: A New Hope to tell its story. It’s a tale of how the Rebel Alliance gets its hands on the Death Star plans, and is the prequel to A New Hope.
 

 
Jyn Erso, portrayed brilliantly by Felicity Jones, is the main protagonist in the film. She is the daughter of a scientist, Galen Erso, who is integral to the Death Star. She ends up being arrested by the Empire, and forced to work under them. The gruesome conditions, labour and concentration camps under the Empire are as realistic as they are disturbing – kudos to Disney for stepping up.
 

 
She is “rescued” by the Rebel Alliance, as they need to speak to her father. We finally come to know of how the Death Star plans were actually leaked by Galen Erso to a defecting Impertial pilot. This film also portrays some of the acts performed by the Rebel Alliance for the “greater good”.
 
By this time, the Jedi have been wiped out. However, there are still some who believe in the force, as does Chirrut from the Jedi temple at Jedha. Saw Gerrera, who raised Jyn when she was young, doesn’t believe the pilot. When Jyn and crew (along with Cassian and K-2SO) arrive at Jedha, the Imperial forces have already started occupying the city. Jyn is the only one who sees the message before it’s destroyed.
 

Jyn, Cassian (played by Diego Luna), K-2SO and the crew fly off to meet Galen. Cassian had been instructed to kill Galen, but can’t shoot him as his conscience wins over. However, the backup Rebels kill off Galen in crossfire.
Back at the Rebel Alliance, the Council doesn’t believe Jyn or that there is actually a Death Star. Those who do believe there’s a Death Star think all hope’s lost. Thus, “Rogue One” is a band of rebels who rebel against the Alliance’s wishes to go and fetch the Death Star plans. We see the interaction between General Tarkin and Director Krennic, as well as that of Dath Vader. Although, CGI Tarkin felt a bit off to me, it speaks volumes of the technological advances to have a believable CGI character. CGI Leia in the last scene is much less believable. We see some intense action on the beaches and the spacefights between the Star Destroyers and Alliance Ships. Vader is at his menacing best in this film.
 

 
Perhaps, the film can be summarized by the last scene – Vader tearing through the Alliance soldiers in pursuit of the stolen plans. This goes down as one of the most iconic scenes in the Star Wars history. I will sign off by saying this – I watched the film with a person who was not a fan of Star Wars, and she loved it. I believe this is one of the greatest films of 2016, and what the prequels should have been.
 
(Image Credits – LucasFilm)
 
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