By: George H.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit box offices on December 16, 2016. It swept away most competition, acquiring over an astounding 1 billion dollars in the box office (most notably over 50% of the revenue was domestic). The action-packed movie focuses on how the plans to the first Death Star were acquired (something the original saga did not address). It sort of fits in as episode three and a half, as the events in A New Hope take place directly after the events of Rogue One. Countless people are confused to exactly where it fits into the Star Wars universe, but to further the confusion its official group title is the "Star Wars Anthology Series," a group of extended universe movies to explain certain events within the original episodes we all know and love. The movie itself has a decent plot with a slow start and a hard time introducing the characters. But the final scene on the Empire data planet Scarif makes up for the rough beginning, with looming AT-AT walkers unleashing their destructive firepower on the rebels below, dogfights with U-Wings zipping past TIE fighters, and LOTS of explosions. Overall, Rogue One was a great movie that is definitely worth seeing, and offers some insight to better understand the original trilogy.