Rogue One excels in doing what it was meant to do: expand the Star Wars universe by telling the same story from a different angle, adding context to give more meaning to later events in the timeline. While it is a powerful film in its own right, it doesn't overshadow the saga films, but I would argue that it wasn't meant to and while it was basically free from the shackles of the saga films, it doesn't wander too far. Read More
Rogue One is the first of the Star Wars spin-off films, and this early you can see that it is aiming to be the most un-Star Wars of all Star Wars movies. Darker than Revenge of the Sith? Check. More death and destruction? Check. No Jedi? Check. Darth Vader kills every one of them in the end? A big maybe. Read More