The story to Rogue One centers on Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones): an outcast who fights to survive. After being imprisoned by the Empire, Jyn is rescued by the Rebel Alliance who task with a mission to find her missing father Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelson): whom is responsible for constructing the Empire's super weapon known The Death Star. With the help of Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and his droid K-2S0 (Alan Tudyk), Jyn travels to find Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) who abducted Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed): a former Imperial pilot who knows the whereabouts of Galen. With the help of guardians Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen) and Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen), the unlikely crew set off on adventure that leads them to steal to the Death Star plans from Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and the rest of the Empire.
The story to Rogue One was a great deal of many things. For starters it was a massive adventure which was to be expected due to the series' history. The pacing could be a bit quick for my taste, but that did not stop the plot from being exciting as well as thrilling. Yet despite the movie's adventurous aspect the story could be quite dark. So much so that the predecessors like The Empire Strikes Back and Revenge of the Sith would find this tale impressive; most impressive to be precise. All this culminated to a finale that was thrilling, dramatic and everything that you should expect from a Star Wars conclusion.
There is no doubt about it: Rogue One A Star Wars Story is fantastic. The film takes everything known from the Star Wars franchise and expands upon it with its story and characters. Along with strong direction were the technical elements which were simply awe inspiring. In just about every aspect Rogue One proves to be a worthy successor to the Star Wars named as it sets the pace for this new spin-off series;and it is one of the best blockbusters that I have seen all year.