“Guys, you seriously gotta learn how to spell ‘rogue.'”
Fans have been bombarding Screen Junkies — unfortunately, with incorrect spellings of “rogue” — with requests for an Honest Trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” In the resulting video, some pressing questions are finally answered, including: How do the rebels get the plans for the Death Star?; Did they grab a data tape with a giant claw machine, then use a big antenna to beam the data tape to a ship, then did that ship transfer the data to another smaller tape, and then did Princess Leia copy that smaller tape onto a tiny droid’s hard drive? If someone asked that, they must really be into file formats.
When it comes to our new cast of rebels, viewers are advised not to get too attached to them. Jyn Erso may be a rebel, but she has a habit of doing whatever her father figures tell her to do, even though she’s grumpy about it. K2-SO is a standout as a droid with more personality than any of the human characters, Cassian is heroic when he’s not murdering someone, and the rest of the cast get humorous introductions. Meanwhile, on the Empire side of things, old guys argue over who will get credit for the Death Star and the storm troopers’ incompetence gets a callback to the Ewoks in “Return of the Jedi.”
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, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.