If you thought Episode VII had a bunch of Easter eggs and fan nods scattered throughout the film, Rogue One has even more. You probably caught some of them, but did you catch 40? What Culture has and has put together this ode to the tricksy people at Lucasfilm for sneaking even more awesomeness into a film I love more every time I see it.
It goes without saying, that if you have not seen Rogue One yet, do not watch this video or read further. I like the film more and more I mull it over, and want to get back to see it again as soon as possible. When I do, I will be looking for the incredible amount of Easter Eggs in the film, some of which I noticed, some of which slipped past me. For a full accounting, check out this great rundown by the folks at Movieidol. The Verge also writes a great piece on the hidden gems that you can read by clicking here. Continue reading Every Rogue One Easter Egg and Hidden Secret And the Future of the Franchise!!!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first standalone film in the Star Wars Saga. As such, there are a lot of questions surrounding it from the general public and Star Wars’ rabid fan base. I’ve sat here for a good hour and tried to figure out a way to do a spoiler-free review of the film, and I don’t think it’s possible given the level of detail that Star Wars fans care about. So I’m going to tell you in a quick bullet what I think of the film, then if you don’t want more detail, bail and head to your theater because this is absolutely worth seeing on the biggest screen possible. Rogue One is definitely its own animal, but at the same time manages to be a Star Wars film so integral to the Saga that by the time it’s done it feels like the first half of A New Hope that you never realized was missing. It’s not perfect; it’s not the best film of the year; it’s not the best Star Wars film; and, at times, it struggles with the balance of standing alone and blending with the Episode Films. Its issues, though, are fair outweighed by what it gets right. Rogue One an action-packed return to the days of the Original Trilogy that takes one sentence from A New Hope’s opening crawl and expands it into a story that makes A New Hope a better film and the Saga better as a whole. It’s a very different Star Wars experience, but one very much worth having, so go now if you haven’t already! (Thus endeth my spoiler-free portion). Continue reading Movie Review: Rogue One A Star Wars (2016) *The Half of A New Hope You Never Knew You Missed*