Creating a masterpiece that is a worthy addition to the Star Wars Universe seemed like a daunting task for Lucasfilm & Disney. Gareth Edwards and the folks at Disney & Lucasfilm need to be congratulated for completing the task and doing and outstanding job.
Rogue One has become a wonderful movie that is true to the Star Wars Universe. It is way better than the prequel trilogy (Episode I, II and III) and some critics say that its even better than ‘The Force Awakens’.
The characters in the movie come together in a marvelous fashion. The rebels find common ground for joining forces in the fight against the Empire and the Empire ruthlessly tries to eliminate them.
Characters like Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen) and Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) bring the movie to life. The addition of Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) and Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) shows the tougher side of the Rebel Alliance.
Saw Gerrera is an extremist and Cassian Andor seems to be one as well. Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) and Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) are also very strong characters in the movie. Both of them know what they want from life. They eventually get what they want.
Director Krennic is a very powerful character in Rogue One. He is highly motivated by what he is doing and he is evil to the core. He destroys the Holy City of Jedha just to prove a point. The sacred Jedi Temple of Whills is located in this city. It is the spiritual home of the Jedi.
Gareth Edwards has taken quite a few risks with the movie which have paid off. The movie shows the humanity of the Galactic Civil War, which makes it seem so real.
The secluded planet of Scarif houses the Imperial Security Complex which is instrumental in the construction of The Death Star. The beautiful tropical planet is protected with a deflector shield. The only way in or out is through the Shield Gate.
Against all odds the Rebels penetrate the Imperial Security Complex and steal the plans for the Death Star. A lot of good people die in the mission but the result is the destruction of the Death Star in Episode IV.