I have heard the complaint that all of the bad guys in this movie were white. Which is completely true. They were. There was not one Imperial that was a POC. The Empire is now completely and deliberately White Washed. Although the POCs aren't exactly good guys either. Just goodish for the most part. These days it's hard to do a politics free review especially as every SJW blogger in the universe is going to be making comparisons between Rogue One and the recent election. Casting themselves as the Rebels naturally. In fact the writers of the film began those comparisons themselves the night of the election, right before Mickey the Great and Terrible told them to shut the fuck up and start deleting their tweets. Yes, this film has feminism's fingerprints all over it.Since I haven't seen anything Star Wars-related since The Phantom Menace, I don't think I'll bother with any of the Disney Wars additions either.
In conclusion we have decent if completely predictable, Western-made film designed for the Chinese Market. They took some smallish chances and went gritty with it. It doesn't feel like Star Wars in the least even though it takes place in the Star Wars universe. It does have the best battle scene in the entire series to include the assault on Hoth.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Rogue One review
The Dark Herald sees it so you don't have to, unless you really feel you must: