One of my favorite things about Rogue One were the characters. You had Jyn Erso, the daughter of the man who built the Death Star! Captain Cassian Andor, a rebel spy. K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial droid. Bodhi Rook, a defected Imperial pilot. Baze Malbus, a seasoned soldier. And finally you have Chirrut, the spiritual warrior who believed in the ways of the Force wholeheartedly.
I loved the concept of Chirrut ever since I saw him in the first teaser because there had never been a blind person in Star Wars and it’s always exciting seeing new characters with unique characteristics about themselves. But to also find out that he had the Force was beyond awesome. Even though he wasn’t a Jedi he was so cool and he really became one of my favorite characters in Star Wars. So today on this segment of Greatest Moments I’m going to share with you all of the things that made me like his character so much in Rogue One.
1. Chirrut Kicks Stormtrooper Booty
I remember the first time I saw this scene. Before this scene Chirrut had already been briefly inserted into the movie as he participated in a quick conversation with Jyn Erso but this scene was the true debut for him. I recall watching this part carefully watching what was going to happen as he was surrounded by stormtroopers ready to kill him. Then he went plum off on them martial arts style and defeated all of them without even getting a scratch. And may I remind you, he’s blind!!! How incredible is that? Chirrut might not have been a Jedi but his ability with the Force was off the charts. After this scene I immediately knew I was a Chirrut fan and that’s why this is undoubtedly one of his greatest moments.
2. Shooting Down the Tie Fighter
The Eadu sequence of Rogue One was very enjoyable but one of the highlights of the action scene within the sequence was when Chirrut shot down that Tie Fighter with his lightbow. The first time I saw him perform that incredible stunt I was pumping my fist in the air with vigor. I love an awesome character doing awesome things and that was totally off the chain. It’s still one of the coolest things a character in Star Wars has ever performed and it helped make the blind Force warrior that much greater.
3. Sensing the AT-ACT Walker
One of the exciting things about Chirrut was how strong he was with the Force. Here he was, this blind character, and yet he was more in tune with every thing around him than those who had all of their senses because of his incredible ability with the mystical power. I loved how he was able to sense the AT-ACT Walker and warn his friend, Baze. His communion with the Force saved their lives and would end up saving even more lives in the near future.
4. A Worthy Sacrifice
Chirrut was a marvelous character but like everyone else in Rogue One he ended up dying. This scene was amazing because as he walked from his hiding spot in the ship even though every single Death Trooper was trying to kill him the blasters could not touch him. It was one of the most powerful moments of the film and it highlighted how incredible of a character he truly is.
He definitely, to me, provided the most worthy sacrifice of the group because if not for him Bodhi wouldn’t have been able to tell the Rebel Alliance fighting out in space to get ready to receive the Death Star plans. When Chirrut died it was definitely one of the most heartbreaking developments in the movie because he was such a great character. His involvement in the film was impeccable and I’m so glad he’s part of the Star Wars universe.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force Be With You.