The cat is out of the bag now that the movie has opened last weekend.  And for those who haven’t seen it yet or out of the social media realm, stop reading and wait until you see the movie.  For parents wondering whether or not you should take your pre-teen to see this movie, the answer is it’s fine. I don’t know if the anyone under the age of 8 will understand the movie but the visual effects and characters are bound to keep them entertained. This should be top of the list of movies to see during the holidays.

If you are looking for the happily ever after, you won’t find it in this movie. The characters in the movie were strong enough for you to attach yourself to their emotions and root for their survival leading with Jyn and Cassian.  The movie had new characters leading into the familiar with R2D2 and 3CPO then we had the glimpse of Princess Leia at the end knowing that all is well.

The movie itself in a group of unlikely heroes that band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.  We were able to witness what the Death Star can do when it is used.  Rogue One is the group of ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become par tof something greater than themselves.

Rate: PG-13, 2h 13min


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