The Last Day Before Rogue One

Darth Vader Returns

One more day! One more day until I finally, for the first time, hear Darth Vader’s breathing in the movie theater, particularly in IMAX. I was brought into the fantastic world of Star Wars with the prequels Episode I, II, and III. I mean I was literally a baby just coming into my first year when I first experienced The Phantom Menace in the movie theater with my parents. Because those prequels didn’t give the backstory of Anakin Skywalker any justice when I finally did see Darth Vader in the classic trilogy of Star Wars he wasn’t as intimidating as he should’ve been.

Finally, with the help of Disney, I think he will truly become the beloved, scary, iconic villain we have all been waiting to enjoy again. I mean who can compete with “No, I am your father.” Definitely one of the best and most jaw dropping lines in movie history. Of course Darth Vader isn’t the only reason why I’m excited for Rogue One but he’s definitely a large part of my enthusiasm to see this film.

The Increasing List of Awesome Heroines

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story(Felicity Jones) Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm LFL
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Felicity Jones) Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm LFL

It used to only be Princess Leia who ruled the galaxy in terms of strong women. I’m sure many girls and women loved her tough attitude, her sharp wits, and her stunning fearlessness even in the face of Darth Vader more than once. She still however was the princess who had to get rescued and really Luke was the hero throughout the saga. Then last year Rey appeared in the Star Wars universe like a thunder bolt from a stormy sky of greatness.

I will never forget my intense joy at watching Rey defeat Kylo Ren in the epic lightsaber battle on StarKiller Base last year in the movies. I completely had no idea that she was going to have the force, let alone be the next Luke of the incredible saga. Everything about Rey was fantastic. From her practical clothing and hairstyle to her incredible understanding of mechanics (hence flying the Milennium Falcon better than the wonderful owner himself, Han Solo) to being more powerful with the force than someone who had been learning it all of his life. She was the epitome of heroines to me and still is for that matter. So here comes one more heroine to the long list of characters in Star Wars.

Jyn seems pretty cool to me from what I’ve gleaned from the trailers and commercials. She’s definitely tough, undoubtedly has every aspect of a leader, and it seems like she can take care of herself very well. She already has a thumbs up from me before I even watch the movie fully. Still I can’t wait to watch her in action tomorrow against the intimidating forces of the Empire. I definitely think she will become a fan favorite even though she will be in only one Star Wars movie.

And Last But Not Least…The Empire

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Death Troopers Ph: Jonathan Olley �Lucasfilm LFL 2016.

The Empire is, during this period of time in the Star Wars universe, a seemingly unstoppable force led by Emperor Palpatine who holds the galaxy underneath their fist. I hope that this movie really portrays that frightening aspect of the Empire unlike any other Star Wars movie ever has. When I leave the movie theater tomorrow I want to feel like I know a whole other side of the bad guys that’s never been explored. When I see the stormtroopers in Episode IV: A New Hope I want to see them in a completely different light. The new Death Troopers already look cool enough. Let’s hope that they are just as intimidating as they seem to be. And yes, even though I love the rebels, let’s see just how the Empire handles these nuisances even though we know the end story (if you don’t remember the Death Star got blown up.)

So as you can see I’m very excited about Rogue One tomorrow. I will have a spoiler free review full of my thoughts about the movie and hopefully there is nothing but good news. And to all you Star Wars fans who are just as excited as me, May the Force be with you.

 

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