Rogue One

2016 American epic space opera film in the Star Wars franchise directed by Gareth Edwards

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (or just Rogue One) is an American epic space opera movie. It was released worldwide in December 2016. A Lucasfilm movie, it is directed by Gareth Edwards. It was written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy with the story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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Directed byGareth Edwards
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
Based onCharacters
by George Lucas
Starring
Music by
CinematographyGreig Fraser
Edited by
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • December 10, 2016 (2016-12-10) (Pantages Theatre)
  • December 16, 2016 (2016-12-16) (United States)
Running time
133 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$200 million[1][2]
Box office$1.052 billion[1]

It is the first movie in the Star Wars anthology series.[3] The story follows Jyn Erso, daughter of the unwilling designer of the Galactic Empire's super-weapon the Death Star. Her mission is to get the diagram so it can be destroyed.

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Belgium 14 December 2016
   Switzerland 14 December 2016 (French speaking region)
  Denmark 14 December 2016
  Finland 14 December 2016
  France 14 December 2016
  Indonesia 14 December 2016
  Netherlands 14 December 2016
  Norway 14 December 2016
  Sweden 14 December 2016
  Turkey 14 December 2016
  Taiwan 14 December 2016
  United Arab Emirates 15 December 2016
  Argentina 15 December 2016
  Austria 15 December 2016
  Australia 15 December 2016
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 December 2016
  Brazil 15 December 2016
   Switzerland 15 December 2016 (German speaking region)
   Switzerland 15 December 2016 (Italian speaking region)
  Chile 15 December 2016
  Colombia 15 December 2016
  Czech Republic 15 December 2016
  Germany 15 December 2016
  Estonia 15 December 2016
  Spain 15 December 2016
  United Kingdom 15 December 2016
  Georgia 15 December 2016
  Greece 15 December 2016
  Hong Kong 15 December 2016
  Honduras 15 December 2016
  Croatia 15 December 2016
  Hungary 15 December 2016
  Ireland 15 December 2016
  Israel 15 December 2016
  Iraq 15 December 2016
  Italy 15 December 2016
  Cambodia 15 December 2016
  Kuwait 15 December 2016
  Kazakhstan 15 December 2016
  North Macedonia 15 December 2016
  Mexico 15 December 2016
  Malaysia 15 December 2016
  New Zealand 15 December 2016
  Peru 15 December 2016
  Philippines 15 December 2016
  Poland 15 December 2016
  Portugal 15 December 2016
  Romania 15 December 2016
  Serbia 15 December 2016
  Russia 15 December 2016
  Singapore 15 December 2016
  Slovenia 15 December 2016
  Slovakia 15 December 2016
  Thailand 15 December 2016
  Ukraine 15 December 2016
  Uruguay 15 December 2016
  South Africa 15 December 2016
  Bulgaria 16 December 2016
  Canada 16 December 2016
  Algeria 16 December 2016
  India 16 December 2016
  Japan 16 December 2016
  Lithuania 16 December 2016
  Latvia 16 December 2016
  Pakistan 16 December 2016
  United States 16 December 2016
  Venezuela 16 December 2016
  South Korea 28 December 2016
  China 6 January 2017

Critical responseEdit

James Dyer of Empire Magazine gave the film 4 stars, saying "The ultimate Star Wars fan film, it's short on whimsy but when it gets going there's enough risk-taking and spectacle to bode well for future standalones".[4] Amy Nicholson of MTV gave the film a C-, saying "Audiences once packed theaters to gawk at the future; now, it's to soak in the past. The emphasis is on packing in as much nostalgia as possible and tersely editing it together to resemble a film".[5] IGN's Eric Goldman gave the film a 9/10, stating "The film offers a remarkable recreation of the original Star Wars' world, while exploring this universe from a different, edgier perspective than is the norm".[6] Matthew Pejkovic of Matt's Movie Reviews scored the film a 4/5, saying "Earns its intergalactic stripes as a Star Wars spin-off of visual gumption and gritty action filmmaking, securing its place as the glue between trilogies in this ever expanding space saga".[7] Mark Dujsik of Mark Reviews Movies gave the film a 2/4, stating "We're used to the characters in this series existing primarily as archetypes. The characters here, though, barely qualify as archetypes".[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Rogue One (2016)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  2. "Rogue One: could Disney want to cap the success of Star Wars spin-off?". The Guardian. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  3. "Disney confirms Star Wars anthology movie for 2020". The Guardian. September 22, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  4. James Dyer. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". Empire. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  5. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story You've Seen Before". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  6. Eric Goldman (2016-12-13). "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review". IGN. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  7. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Film Review | Matt's Movie Reviews". www.mattsmoviereviews.net. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  8. "Mark Reviews Movies: ROGUE ONE". www.markreviewsmovies.com. Retrieved 2017-03-12.

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