It’s no secret that the new Star Wars Film, Rogue One is preparing to hits theaters December 16, 2016. I have never really been a Star Wars fan but my family is and I promised I would attend the showing. My son cringed when I explained that all I knew was Princess Leia, Luke Skywalter and R2D2. Mind you, I have no clue what their roles are but I dare not tell him. I did promise that I would not embarass them in the movies by asking too many questions.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY,is the first of the Star Wars standalone films from Lucasfilms, and 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.
I admit that the trailer had me excited because I love showing my kids how ordinary people can do extraordinary things. This should not have surprised me because Disney purchased and has truly revitalized the Star Wars brand. Disney is great at making you believe you can do anything you put your mind to. The fact that the lead character is a woman didn’t hurt either:) Jyn Erson, Felicity Jones, is no pushover and is ready to what any man does and will probably do it better. #GirlPower
It seems that this film is very different from others where it is stated that there will not be a sequel. Sounds like the action will be happening until the very end. Will all the characters die off or will it be a happy ending? The Death Star plays a huge part of this movie as it includes scenes from Star Wars episodes III and IV. Rogue One will tell the story of how it came to be. With this new found excitement, I set off to find more facts that would bring me up to speed.
First stop: My DVR.
The family records anything Star Wars so I knew it would be easy to find Episodes III and IV. In fact, Episode III was available on demand. I’m lucky that I have Verizon Fios where we have a ton of storage and can record multiple shows at the same times because Star Wars has been on a lot. If it had prohibited the recording of my favorite shows, I might not be so nice. Imagine Darth Vader in action. Thanks to the Fios Mobile app I could learn some key facts in between transporting kids, meetings and other mommy duties. I will be a trekkie in no time or at least by December 16th.
Have you pre-ordered your tickets? Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the movie.
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