Rating: 8 stars
Seen 7 times
A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Rated PG-13 | Length 133 minutes
Anthony Daniels | Eugene Byrd | Mads Mikkelsen | Donnie Yen | Daniel Mays | Forest Whitaker | Kiran Shah | Geoff Bell | Diego Luna | Paul Weston | Warwick Davis | Geraldine James | James Earl Jones | Michael Giacchino | Michael Smiley | Tony Gilroy | James Arnold Taylor | Alan Tudyk | Nick Hobbs | Spencer Wilding | Ben Daniels | Jonathan Aris | Eric MacLennan | Jimmy Smits | Francis Magee | Guy Henry | Matthew Stirling | Babou Ceesay | Ian McElhinney | Sam Witwer | Drewe Henley | Vanessa Lengies | Riz Ahmed | Alistair Petrie | Fares Fares | Angus MacInnes | John S. Schwartz | Ram Bergman | David Cowgill | Fred Tatasciore | Ned Dennehy | Rian Johnson | John Gilroy | Tom Kane | Matthew Wood | Dave Filoni | Felicity Jones | Bronson Webb | Jiang Wen | Ben Mendelsohn | Matt Rippy | Vanessa Marshall | David Boat | Julian Stone | Paul Kasey | Simon Farnaby | Yuri Lowenthal | Gareth Edwards | Robin Atkin Downes | Genevieve O'Reilly | David Sobolov | Michael Nardone | Michael Donovan | Terri Douglas | Richard Glover | Sharon Duncan-Brewster | Jack Roth | Scott Tanner | Tim Beckmann | Lex Lang | Steve Blum | Valene Kane | Russell Balogh | Ian Whyte | Robin Pearce | Christopher Patrick Nolan | Richard Cunningham | Christian Simpson | Sabine Crossen | Stephen Stanton | Jimmy Vee | David Ankrum | Benjamín Benítez | Jonathan Dixon | Tony Pitts | Richard Franklin | Katie Sheridan | Andy de la Tour | Nick Kellington | David Acord | Ariyon Bakare | Angus Wright | Aidan Cook | Duncan Pow | Philip Harvey | Keith Dunphy | Rufus Wright | Jorge Leon Martinez | Matthew Dale | Brendan Cook | Jordan Stephens | Luke Hope | Arthur L. Bernstein | Pablo Verdejo | Christopher Scarabosio | Martin Gordon | Tom Harrison-Read | Kevin Hickman | Michael Gould | Sandeep Mohan | Karen Huie | David Norfolk | Vince Taylor | Bern Collaço | Nick Donald | Mac Pietowski | Attila G. Kerekes | Michael Shaeffer | Verona Blue | Ingvild Deila | Daniel Eghan | Boriana Williams | Kamil Lemieszewski | Robert Nairne | Weston Gavin | Rudy Valentino Grant | Steen Young | Angus Cook | Sam Hanover | Emeson Nwolie | John Swartz | Scott Stevenson | Dave Prince | Arti Shah | Toby Hefferman | Beau Gadsdon | Dolly Gadsdon | Daniel Naprous | Derek Arnold | Steve Bardrack | Alexi Melvin | Flora Miller | William M. Patrick | Orly Schuchmacher | Dolly Jagdeo | Samuel Victor | Tony Toste | Jake Francis | Hiu Woong-Sin | James Harkness | Jem Kai Olsen | Alan Rushton | Sam Wilkinson | Hugh Aodh O'Brien | Dion Williams | Albert Tang | Gary Kiely | John Whitby | Dee Tails | Mike Prior | Sezer Unver | Robert Benedetti-Hall | James Henri-Thomas | Axel Nu | Michael Thyx | Tim Stafford | Ivy Wong | Louis Samms | Scott Frazer | Zarene Dallas | Obie Matthew | Jay Waddell | David M. Santana | Samantha Alleyne | Steven James Griffiths | Nathan Plant | Gabby Wong | Marc Esse | Ruth Bell | May Bell | Tyrone Love
Even though I have some issues with it, overall it was pretty good. Except for the 1-1/2 hour drive to get down to Littleton in crappy weather and lots of traffic, it was a pretty fun evening. We were entertained by a live band doing Star Wars-related stuff, trivia for prizes, plenty of people dressed up in costumes, fun pre-show SW-related commercials and parody shorts AND we got our special Mondo Star Wars glasses.
The first half of the movie felt cobbled together but it flowed decently enough. I was weirded out by some specific CGI characters but I get that they were essential to the plot. It will be interesting to watch this in the context of the other films, in order.