Movie Review: Rogue One

May the force be with him, wherever he sleeps!

Tuesday we watched Rogue One. I think this is the first movie review I post on this blog and I guess the reason I wanted to memorialize this moment is because that night Grasshopper had his first sleepover! And Maleficent’s little heart, already 1.5 sizes too small, shrunk even more because of such wrenching despair… sniff! 🙁

Ok let me go to my happy place because this post gets waaaay too dramatic!


About the Movie

Rogue One

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

















This movie was GOOD! I would say probably one of my top three Star Wars movies. I cannot recommend it enough!

The Maleficent‘s hypercritical eyes could not find anything to criticize! 🙂

She thought that even it’s incongruent vintage technology added to its charm. You know things like how come the spaceships have hyper space speed but all the control are still analog??? Or how come there is not a Scotty to beam them up? Why do the characters always to run for their lives and barely hang of an open door to get into the spaceships when a simple “Beam me up, Scotty” would have sufficed??? Or how come they don’t have cellphones but walkie-talkies???

None of that mattered! I was, as usual, utterly in love with another Star War movie.

I have to admit I was a late bloomer as far as the Star Wars hype. I spent many years not understanding the vast world of Star Wars until B-Dad came along and explained all to me with the patience and perseverance that only a guy that is dating would have. 🙂 Before I dated B-Dad all I knew was that there was a princess, bad and good guys, an evil empire and brave rebels but that was it. Then we got married and I sat with B-Dad through many Star Wars marathons, with the dedication only a newlywed wife would show, and I got hooked! 🙂

Still that didn’t mean I understood who was who, in what planet, and what was happening! 🙂

Every time I watch one of the Star Wars movies I have a new “AHA!” moment, and Rogue One  was no different. I spent the first half of the movie utterly confused. Then after a very long explanation from B-Dad [followed by many “shhhs” from the audience] with the absolute resignation that only a devoted husband would show, the “aha moments” started to come: “oooooh…. SOOOO that’s not Luke Skywalker daughter”  “oooh that’s not Episode VIII!”  “Oooooh that’s BEFORE New Hope!” Oh… Oh… Oh…

But, whether I understand them or not I ALWAYS love these movies! And I hope that now that Grasshopper is old enough to have sleepover the force may with him, wherever he sleeps!

This is the gang that went to the movies…

What about you? Do you like Star Wars movies? DO YOU UNDERSTAND THEM???? Most importantly… HOW OLD WERE YOUR LITTLE SPAWNS WHEN YOU LET THEM HAVE SLEEP OVER??? 🙂

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