Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review | The Writers’ Room Podcast | Episode 338
LAST WEEK on The Writers’ Room, the gang discussed expectations for latest Disney Star Wars story, Rogue One. This week, we’re on the other side of screening the Gareth Edwards helmed entry, and we’re feeling the Force. Holiday Redux begins its final week of programming for 2016!
Rogue One was written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. Notable as the first stand-alone film in the Star Wars Anthology series. The large, international cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and as unhinged revolutionary Saw Guerrera, Forest Whitaker.
The story follows Jones’ Jyn Erso on a journey to close the circle between the burgeoning Rebellian/crumbling Senate and their bid to steal the information needed to blow up ye olde Death Star, the mission Luke bears to fruition in A New Hope not too long after this movie ends. The rebellion taps Jyn because of her father, an engineer made to design the Empire’s planet killer, whom they intend to kill before he can complete the work. Lots of battles ensue. Mads Mikkelsen is very handsome.
Tangentially – did Mads Mikkelsen’s character remind anyone else of Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music? Conscripted by a fascist military force in order to serve their war machine while trying to protect his family…
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