I realize that there was a group of diehard fans who picked practically everything apart about this Original Trilogy prequel, but I'm already on record as saying I had a lot of fun with the feature. Sure, I had a quibble here and a quibble there, but -- all in all -- it was most decidedly grand to be back in that OT era where the Empire was crushing systems and Rebels were always on-the-run. Plus, I think the film had vastly more interesting characters than the JJ Abrams' fan-fiction release that was Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (with a few minor exceptions), and this really only added to the tense undercurrent of this fantastic space war picture.
After seeing Rogue One in theatres, I didn't pen any in-depth critique of it, but I did sound off on what I thought were the key elements, so -- for the sake of posterity -- I'll post a link to my review right here for anyone who wants to look back at it. Otherwise, I just encourage you to be a good consumer, a committed fan to All Things SciFi, pick up a copy, slap it in the DVD player, and run it on a loop all day. You'll be glad you did.
Plus, as I've mentioned twice now in the past week, it's never too late to start getting your thoughts together for May, 2017, as the Star Wars franchise is turning forty years young! If you'd like to sound off on that, then I'd most definitely love to hear from you. Drop me any submissions at email@example.com.
In the meantime, thanks for reading ... and May the Force be with you!