Spoiler-Free! It was a dark time for the rebellion. With the Empire’s forces massing and threatening to bring destruction on a scale never seen before….but enough about President-Elect Trump. Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, takes us through the events that transpired just before the opening scene of 1977’s Star Wars (A New Hope). How well does the film ingratiate itself into the existing Star Wars universe? Was the talented and diverse cast (Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker) able to create a loveable and memorable group of rebels? Where does this film rank among the other Star Wars films? We answer all of these questions and more in episode 86 of The Smoking Screen Podcast. Come and join the circle!
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