Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review

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The beginning set up for the story was a bit convoluted but overall it seemed a pretty decent idea. Revolving around the backstory of how the plans for the Death Star got to the Rebellion this film had a surprisingly very gritty dark feel. 

Though it had a few elements of the Star Wars universe it did seem quite unfamiliar in many ways. It was much less escapist and felt almost too real in its depiction of war and occupation with a very middle eastern perhaps Syrian civil war feel to it. 

The scale of even the low power of Death Star really emphasised and clearly visualised the terrifying capacity at a more human scale. 

The use of sweeping natural locations with various Star Wars ships flying around is always stunning combined with the excellent visuals of the orbital battle using realistic orbital imagery of a familiar planet below. 

watched this at ANUfg

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