Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review and Bonus Features and Clips #RogueOne #StarWars

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review and Bonus Features and Clips #RogueOne #StarWars

 

Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the first of the Star Wars standalone films, has established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S. Fans can own the epic action-adventure thriller — nominated for two Academy Awards® — on Blu-ray™ ComboPack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4.

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Before I say anything else, Rouge One was fantastic. I felt invested in the characters, even the bad guys. I felt invested in their struggles and what drives them to do what they did. I also felt invested in the storyline in general. All in all, it was a true and proper prologue to A New Hope. So, if you have not seen it, go buy the Blu-Ray now. If you have seen it, you know what I’m talking about!

As for the Blu-Ray Extra Features…
There are separate featurettes for all of the main characters which give you a little background about the characters, where they come from, what motivates them, how they were brought to life in the movie. All of this is very important to the story. A large part of the original trilogy was the connection you felt with the main characters. We cared about them, what they did, what they felt and we understood why they did what they did.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..L to R: Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), and Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen)..Ph: Giles Keyte..© 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The look into the mindset of the actor portraying the characters adds to the mythos of the universe. The rich background of this story and the characters are not only based on the movies but the television show Rebels and Clone Wars as well as the rich tapestry of novels expanding on the incredibly intertwined history of this far away galaxy.
You get some of the insights and thought processes of the director, costume designers and actors that drove this movie solidly into the mythos of the Star Wars universe and an outstanding addition to any Star Wars collection.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
L to R: (Felicity Jones) & (Diego Luna)
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Add Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to your collection, you won’t regret it!
I watched it three times in the first 24 hours we had it.

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Bonus features include*:

A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.

Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.

Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.

K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.

Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.

Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.

The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.

Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.

The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes– – back to the screen.

Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.

Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer. 

 

ABOUT “ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY”:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive produce.

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