Everyone’s favorite Imperial fanboy is back, and after crafting reaction videos to the numerous trailers for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Kylo Ren has at last seen the finished film. As you might expect, he has some strong opinions to share.
Created by Craven Moorhaus and Zak Koonce, aka the Auralnauts, the video begins with the pride of the First Order issuing a somewhat self-defeating spoiler warning that gives away the eventual fate of several of “Rogue One’s” characters.
While Ren appears happy to learn the Death Star’s central flaw isn’t the result of Imperial incompetence, but rather the work of “traitor” engineer Galen Erso, he, like a number of other “Star Wars” fans, was less pleased to discover that a lot of footage from the trailers doesn’t actually appear in the final product. That TIE Fighter was poised to blast Jyn straight off that platform!
Ponda Baba and Doctor Evazan, the ruffians who will go on to pick on the wrong farm boy in the Mos Eisley cantina in “Episode IV,” get a shoutout, as do Grand Moff Tarkin and K-2SO. Even Saw Gerrera gets some grudging praise, and outright envy of his bor gullet mind reader.
Perhaps predictably, Ren reserves his greatest praise for the scenes starring his grandfather, Darth Vader, particularly the kick-ass fight scene. It seems the Dark Lord of the Sith’s presence outweighs the film’s blatant Rebel propaganda value, hands down.
Directed by Gareth Edwards from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. The first standalone film in the “Star Wars” saga is in theaters now.
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