Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A rewatch; I just wanted to catch it a second time at the cinema, which is something I’ve done with all of the Star Wars movies. I still didn’t like the CGI recreations of certain characters, remained disappointed that the only standout ‘good’ character was a robot (sorry, but I just don’t think that Felicity Jones is right for this kind of film, or rather that this kind of film is right for Felicity Jones), but there are so many visual elements to enjoy that – as a fan – overall this standalone/spin-off buttered my crumpets. A standout, breathless final act just about convinces me to go to four stars, though there’s the nagging suspicion that a more interesting story was either lost or only half-added amid all the re-writes. (****)