Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris

OUR RATING: ★★★½

Story: Fantasy action adventure and the first of several spin-off movies set in Star Wars universe. Directed by Gareth Edwards this story takes place just before the events of the original movie.

Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.

Verdict: Although not as good as any of the original trilogy, it’s an extremely entertaining movie which expands on the Star Wars universe, acting as a prequel to A New Hope. It took some risks with the CGI character recreation, which although may not have been fully successful I appreciated for what they were going for and trying to achieve. The main characters may not be as memorable as the other Star Wars characters we have come to know and love, they do serve their purpose. Definitely a well done addition to the Star Wars Saga.

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Best Quotes     (Total Quotes: 38)


 

Galen Erso: Jyn, remember whatever I do, I do it to protect you. Say you understand.
Young Jyn Erso: I understand.
Galen Erso: I love you, Stardust.
Young Jyn: I love you too, Papa.


 

[to young Jyn, giving her a Kyber Crystal]
Lyra Erso: Jyn, trust the force.


 

Orson Krennic: We were on the verge of greatness. We were this close to providing peace and security for the galaxy.
Galen Erso: You’re confusing peace with terror.
Orson Krennic: Well, you have to start somewhere.


 

K-2SO: I see the Council is sending you with us to Jedha.
Jyn Erso: Apparently so.
K-2SO: That is a bad idea. I think so, and so does Cassian. What do I know? My specialty is just strategic analysis.


 

Cassian Andor: You met K-2?
Jyn Erso: Charming.
Cassian Andor: He tends to say whatever comes into his circuits. It’s a byproduct of the reprogram.


 

K-2SO: Why does she get a blaster and I don’t?
Cassian Andor: What?
Jyn Erso: I know how to use it.
Cassian Andor: That’s what I’m afraid of. Give it to me.
Jyn Erso: We’re going to Jeddah. That’s a warzone.
Cassian Andor: That’s not the point of… Where did you get it?
Jyn Erso: I found it.
K-2SO: I find that answer vague and unconvincing.
Jyn Erso: Trust goes both ways.
[Cassian turns and goes over to take the co-pilot seat next to K-2SO]
K-2SO: You’re letting her keep it. Would you like the know the probability of her using it against you? It’s high.
Cassian Andor: Let’s get going.
K-2SO: It’s very high.


 

Grand Moff Tarkin: Failure will find you explaining why to a far less patient audience.
Orson Krennic: I will not fail.


 

K-2SO: I’m surprised you’re so concerned with my safety.
Jyn Erso: I’m not. I’m just worried they might miss you and hit me.
K-2SO: [quietly] Doesn’t sound so bad to me.


 

Cassian Andor: The temple’s been destroyed, but she’ll be there waiting. We’ll give her your name and hope that gets us a meeting with Saw.
Jyn Erso: Hope?
Cassian Andor: Yeah. Rebellions are built on hope.


 

Chirrut Îmwe: The strongest stars have hearts of kyber.


 

[Jyn shoots a robot that looks like K2-SO with her blaster, we then see K2-SO appear behind the fallen robot]
K2-SO: Did you know that wasn’t me?
Jyn Erso: Yeah, of course.


 

K-2SO: There were a lot of explosions for two people blending in.


 

[referring to to Jyn and Cassian]
Stormtrooper: Halt. Stop right there. Where are you taking these prisoners?
K-2SO: These are prisoners.
Stormtrooper: Yes. Where are you taking them?
K-2SO: I am taking them to imprison them in prison.
Cassian Andor: He’s taking us to…
[suddenly K-2SO hits Cassian]
K-2SO: Quiet! And there’s a fresh one if you mouth off again.


 

Chirrut Îmwe: The Force is with me. And I am with the Force. And I fear nothing. For all is as the Force wills it.


 

[after Baze shoots down a batch of Stromtroopers]
Chirrut Îmwe: You almost shot me!
Baze Malbus: You’re welcome.


 

Baze Malbus: There are no Jedi here anymore. Only dreamers like this fool.
Chirrut Îmwe: The Force did protect me.
Baze Malbus: I protected you.


 

Chirrut Îmwe: I’m one with the Force, the Force is with me.


 

Galen Erso: We call it the Death Star. There is no better name, and the day is coming soon when it will be unleashed.


 

Cassian Andor: K-2! K-2! Where are you?
K-2SO: There you are. I’m standing by as you requested, although there’s a problem on the horizon. There’s no horizon.


 

Saw Gerrera: Save the rebellion! Save the dream!

 


Total Quotes: 38

 

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