Had a blast with this movie. There were some flaws in it – notably, that it honestly wasn’t actually necessary in the grand scheme of things but also with regards to some digital recreations for a few characters, notably Governor Tarkin, that failed the ‘uncanny valley’ thing – but once it got cooking, it was fantastic. Seeing Lord Vader cutting down Rebel scum alone was worth the price of admission but the entire main battle was awesome.
The director also had an excellent sense of scale, something that is sometimes lost with the SW movies (particularly ‘The Force Awakens’ which had people all over the galaxy being able to see the destruction of a single star system, despite not being anywhere near that system … but then, that’s J.J. Abrams and the first nuTrek reboot movie showed he had no sense of scale then.) Overall, at this point, I think I’d say that I liked ‘Rogue One” better than ‘The Force Awakens’ but a repeat viewing is likely required to confirm this fact.
Also? I don’t know Felicity Jones from anywhere, but she’s great in this. Not quite as luminescent as Daisy Ridley – honestly, I swear that when Daisy was on the screen for TFA, I literally cannot look away – but excellent nonetheless.
Very good movie.