Editor’s Note: The podcast contains spoilers. The written review is spoiler free.
In today’s world, we live a society that loves to exploit popular franchises to the max.
Example: The Hobbit, one book that ended up being 3 movies of excessiveness.
Hunger Games, cutting the last book in 2 parts for no good reason at all.
Hollywood loves to pull at our wallets till we’re broke. It has become a norm to say at the end of a film, “Well, I guess we have to wait a year to find out what happens!”
This is why I love, absolutely love Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Rogue One is exactly as promised: a self-contained story that doesn’t pull us into its depths to have us get emotionally invested in the characters and then leave you wanting more.
Rogue One drops us into the Star Wars franchise between the Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith) and Episode 4 (A New Hope). Because Rogue One exists outside of the known canon of the franchise the storyline is given a lot of latitudes.