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Rogue One (2016)

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The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jyn Erso
... Cassian Andor
... K-2SO
... Chirrut Îmwe
... Baze Malbus
... Orson Krennic
... Governor Tarkin
... Saw Gerrera
... Bodhi Rook
... Galen Erso
... Bail Organa
... General Draven
... Mon Mothma
... General Merrick
... Admiral Raddus
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Storyline

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. Written by Ryan Cullmann

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A rebellion built on hope. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  »

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Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,081,681, 18 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$532,177,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,056,052,054
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Tudyk initially turned down the role of K-2SO because the start of filming clashed with pre-production of his crowdfunded comedy series Con Man (2015). When Gareth Edwards told him that the filming was moved back by a month in July 2015, he agreed to join the production. To prepare for the role he took mask lessons with a New York-based mask teacher Orlando Pabotoy, to learn to express more through body language. He has since said that the role was one of the best he had worked on because it allowed him to wear a motion-capture suit on set along with the bonus of walking on 13-inch stilts. Tudyk filmed a brief scene where he appears as Wray Nerely, his character from "Con Man", but it ended up getting deleted. See more »

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During Darth Vader's first scene on Mustafar, light from the window behind him is visible through the lower part of his ventilator and it is also possible to see part of Spencer Wilding's head. See more »

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[first lines]
[an Imperial space shuttle flies towards a farm in Lah'mu and over a young Jyn running scared upon seeing it]
Young Jyn: [entering her house] Mama?
Lyra Erso: We know.
Galen Erso: Jyn, gather your things. It's time.
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Whoever didn't love episode 7 for any reason. This is your movie.
14 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

What a ride. This review will be filled with hyperbole, but I won't apologize.

I saw and enjoyed Star Wars: Episode 7 a lot. It wasn't perfect, but it was good, and got me back into Star Wars mode again. Rogue One, however, surprised me in probably being the best Star Wars movie produced in this millennia, and I'm being serious.

First of all, manage your expectations. Rogue One isn't a new type of cinema experience, or unique. It's also a prequel, so the story has somewhere specific it has to end up.

With that in mind, Gareth Edward's movie is pretty close to an instant classic, in my opinion. It doesn't rush along, but give us ample time to get some sense of characters and locations. It doesn't dwell on exposition, other through character, and actual plot.

This is the story about how the rebel alliance acquired the plans for the death star, and it manages to give the plot and characters in A New Hope more meaning, and gravitas.

It's hard to tell why it's so good without spoiling a story that was such a delight to experience unspoiled, so I'll sum it up really, really short:

The only negative things I have to say about Rogue One, is that two CGI characters were 99% perfect instead of 100%. That's actually the reason I withhold my last star out of 10. It'll make sense after you've seen the movie. Other than that, this is everything I hoped for, and then some.


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