21. November: Rogue One (OV)

Kurzfilm: STORYTELLER

Der Film zeigt einen Mann, der keine Geschichte erzählen kann. (Länge: 1:10 Min.)

Rogue One

USA (2016)


ab 12 Dolby Digital CinemaScope
Regie: Gareth Edwards
Schauspieler: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn
133 Minuten
A Rebellion Built on Hope

Orson Krennic of the Galactic Empire made a mistake putting Galen Erso in charge of weapons development of the Death Star. He went into hiding and left the superweapon unfinished. Fearing that he would disappoint Darth Vader or even the Emperor himself, which would certainly cost him his life, Krennic finds Erso and forces him to continue his work. Jyn Erso, Galen’s daughter, escapes the encounter and is taken in by a Rebel extremist called Saw Gerrera.

Years pass and the Death Star is gradually nearing its completion. Fortunately for the Galaxy and the Rebel Alliance, Bodhi Rook has been captured by Saw Gerrera after defecting from the Empire. Rook is carrying a Message from Galen Erso, explaining that he has designed a vulnerability that could be used to destroy the Death Star and hints to the space station schematics that are stored in the Imperial data bank on Scarif.

The Rebels, however, don’t want to risk a delay and move to attack the Death Star immediately, without the plans. It is now up to Jyn and only a handful of other “rogue” rebels to extract the plans off Scarif and prevent the Alliance’s certain defeat.

The Force Awakens may have reanimated the once-dormant franchise, but it’s Rogue One that will give Star Wars fans a new hope. (Slate)

“Rogue One” is not about people who get a medal and a kiss from the princess. Rogue One is a war film. And it’s very, very good. (Polygon)