If “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was a home run, “Rogue One” is a triple.
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It has been said that with the rebirth of the franchise a new Star Wars film will be released every year for the rest of your life.
If so, “Rogue One” is one of them. This latest chapter (fourth in chronological order, eighth total films released) in the saga by “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards occurs just prior to the first original film.
The empire and Darth Vader, still, again and forever voiced by James Earl Jones, is already testing the planet killing Death Star. “Rogue One” tells the story of how Princess Leia and the Rebel Alliance got the plans that helped them destroy it in “A New Hope.”