I should probably point out that I am not your typical Star Wars fan and was actually dragged, rather unwillingly to the cinema for this. However, that said I actually loved it and I left the cinema chatting away about the film like it had been my suggestion.
Despite knowing nothing about Star Wars, for me this film worked as a stand alone story. It had a clear beginning and end, so if you had no intentions of watching the others you could easily enjoy this on its own. It had everything a film needed, it kept you on your toes and there was even a minor love story to invest into.
I love a strong female lead and Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso brilliantly. Jyn is the daughter of a talented scientist and engineer of the Death of Star and finds herself on a voyage to steal the plans and command a rebel ship. She holds her own throughout the film and stands firm to her family, risking her own life to protect them.
As a prequel to the other films the power of the Death Star and the destruction it can cause hasn’t yet been seen. Although the characters are aware of the damage it could cause in the future and therefore want the plans, it hasn’t actually been seen first-hand. For fans this offers a deeper involvement into the story, knowing the importance of getting the plans into the right hands.
The film has its comedic moments and has you laughing straight after an intense battle. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll recognise some old faces and really appreciate the way the story fits into the series.
So if you’re a Star Wars fan or a complete sceptic, I’d definitely get this on your watch list.
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