STAR WARS IS BACK! ROGUE ONE

STAR WARS IS BACK! ROGUE ONE

For most of us moviegoers, the design and creation of the Death Star has always been one of those mysteries in the Star Wars universe that only a few hard-core fans mention casually, as some kind of mythical legend learned at sci-fi conventions.

Since the introduction of the original Death Star structural plans, delivered by R2D2 with a desperate message from Princess Leia Organa to Obi Wan Kenobi in Episode 4 of the Star Wars saga, we took for granted that the information contained in the chubby silver droid was important to ensure the destruction of the most lethal weapon in the Empire’s arsenal… but we were too busy to care about how those plans were obtained. Why? Because we were more interested in the fantastic characters, the stories, the adventures and the spectacular effects. It is until now, almost forty years after the first Star Wars film was released, that we finally have the opportunity to learn the official truth about the origins of the Death Star, revealed through Rogue One, a story chronologically situated between Episodes 3 and 4.

Rogue One is the name of an imperial cargo ship crewed by a small group of rebels commanded by Cassian Andor (played by Mexican actor Diego Luna), Jyn Erso (played by British actress Felicity Jones) and K-2SO (a reprogrammed imperial robot wirh attitude issues, played by Alan Tudy), crossing the space with the intention of infiltrating the imperial engineering facility of planet Eadu, in a suicide mission to steal the plans that reveal the weaknesses in the design of the Death Star battle station.

The movie reveals the crude reality of a vicious war between the almighty Galactic Empire and the fragile Rebel Alliance. The Empire soldiers are cruel and inhuman, but also expendable to their leaders who won’t hesitate to sacrifice large amounts of troopers in their attempts to destroy the Allies. Nobody seems to care about anything or anybody. And then, there is the girl.