Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Zaki's Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Click here to read my review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
“It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.” 
Those words unfold via the iconic opening crawl that comes at the very top of 1977’s Star Wars (it’s been retroactively retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, but to me it’ll always be just Star Wars). And the tantalizing promise of adventure those words offer was powerful enough to capture not only the imagination of that first generation to witness them, but every generation since; their appeal has spanned nearly four decades, seven movies, and mountains of licensed merchandise.

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