The Suicide Squad and Guardians of The Galaxy director James Gunn calls Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the most underrated film in the franchise.
Back in 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released in theaters. It was an interesting installment in that it was more or less agreed to be a good film by fans across the board. It earned over $1B worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing installment of the franchise at the time, and holds an 84% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Yet it’s also an installment that people don’t seem to talk as much about anymore.
It’s hard to exactly say why, but in terms of discussion, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story pops up a lot less often than say, Star Wars: The Last Jedi or The Mandalorian. Aside from news for Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor series, it tends to remain an almost nonexistent entity in the discourse. This is a fact that The Suicide Squad director James Gunn isn’t thrilled about it.
In a recent post James Gunn noted that the film was trending on Twitter and was glad, calling it the most underrated installment of the franchise:
Here is the official synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay co-written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.