Rogue One, the newest Star Wars movie and Lucasfilm’s first foray into a standalone Star Wars film, came out over the holidays, and if you ask me it lived up to expectations.
It fills in the action leading up to A New Hope, fixes a bit of a (now former) plot hole, and will forever make Episode IV even more poignant now that we know what it took to get those plans for the Death Star. It’s more of a war movie than a hero’s journey (a departure for Star Wars films), and because of the limitations of its length and form it sometimes falls a little short on character development, but it still manages to create an engaging and heartbreaking story that will make you wish it weren’t a standalone. Basically, Rogue One is a must watch for Star Wars fans. Not only because it gave us this excellent Baywatch-esque shot of Stormtroopers wading through water (and really who knew that was something we even needed)*,
but also because the story was excellent, the characters were complex and interesting (and not all white men! …thought mostly still men), and the dialogue was spot on. The newest addition to the Star Wars droid family, K-2SO, in particular raised the bar on the levels of sass we’re used to getting from the mechanical sidekicks. Here are ten stand out (and not too spoilery) quotes from Rogue One.