With their latest Honest Trailer, the Screen Junkies take on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and completely bash it. While I found some similar flaws with the film, the trailer takes them to new heights, calling it an “unnecessary” story.
The trailer harps on the re-shoots, cut scenes, but primarily the one-note characters. Without compelling leads, it seems the folks over at Screen Junkies just weren’t interested. While they do note the film is visually beautiful and the easter eggs were fun, overall they were unimpressed. And as most fans have pointed out, CGI Tarkin and Leia were a bit much. Perhaps films need to wait another decade before completely CGI’ing humans.
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen is now the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out now on Blu-Ray.
Billy Dee Williams, Alan Tudyk & More Attending Star Wars Celebration
The Topps Company and Authenticators, Inc. announced today that Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams as well as Alan Tudyk, who provided performance capture for K-2SO in the recent spin-off film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Vanessa Marshall (voice of Hera Syndulla in Star Wars Rebels) and Matthew Wood (editor at Skywalker Sound and voice of General Grievous), are officially coming to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this April.
All four will be signing autographs at the Celebration Autograph Hall. Celebration will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from April 13 – 16. The event will be hosted by Warwick Davis, David Collins, and Amy Ratcliffe. You can get your first look at the badge art for this year’s celebration here.
This year’s celebration is not one to miss as it will kick off with a 40th anniversary panel to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope. Celebration will also feature a panel for the upcoming 8th installment of the Skywalker Saga Star Wars: The Last Jedi with director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
Ticket information can be found at StarWarsCelebration.com.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Celebration as we learn it.