Full reviews for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” are under embargo until 12 p.m. EST Tuesday, December 13. But the film premiered in LA Saturday night, and a lot of the celebrities and journalists who watched it have good things to say.
“Rogue One” is the first anthology film in the “Star Wars” franchise, meaning it doesn’t take place in the main storyline. Instead, it’s a spinoff film that takes place before the events of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” about a band of rebels who unite to steal the plans for the Death Star from the Galactic Empire.
Here’s what some of the people who watched the film have to say:
Holy Sith! @RogueOneMovie is unbelievably wonderful! No lie: it is #EmpireStrikesBack great! An excellent chapter in the @starwars Universe! pic.twitter.com/Lb0vQ06ifh
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 11, 2016
“Last night #rogueone premiere was really fun. And the movie is really good and really dark (in a very good way),” Moby wrote on Instagram.
ROGUE ONE = excellent. People around me saying even better than THE FORCE AWAKENS. Congrats Disney/Lucasfilm/amazing talent involved.
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) December 11, 2016
ROGUE ONE had me from the opening to the very end. Incredible action mixed with a script fans are going to love. Going to make people happy.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 11, 2016
ROGUE ONE’s real secret weapon is d.p. Greig Fraser, whose underlit, dreamy frames rep a brave stylistic break from today’s blockbuster look
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) December 11, 2016