As a mom of boys, there is one subject I am proficient in, to say the least; Star Wars. It is safe to say that a day without the theme music, a light saber of a conversation about a galaxy far, far away is a day that never was.

When the boys first saw the trailer for Rogue One, it was as if time stood still. With wide, unblinking eyes they took it all in, then their imaginations took over, they couldn’t wait to find out all of the details about the new characters and of course, the new droids!

Rogue One is set during the time of the Death Star’s debut. This is an epic and action packed story. With the super weapon coming into play the Rebel Alliance sets out to steal the plans for the Death Star.

What begins as a mission to track down the creator of the Death Star despite conflicting missions between the two main characters results in joined forces with a rebellion that can save the galaxy, if all goes according to plan.

This movie is a side story of The Star Wars series, it fills in some of the gaps in the stories and introduces fun characters. Best of all, as teased in the trailer, you get to see Darth Vader in all of his glory! He has an incredibly witty line, with Director Krennic, that in my opinion made the entire movie!

You get to meet K2S0, the outspoken and fun droid also. He is sure to give everyone a smile and a giggle during this epic tale of determination and sacrifice for the greater good of all. The film is a little over two hours, but it will hold your attention long after it has ended as you consider all of the tie-ins to the other movies and the possibilities of what is to come.

Check out the trailer here:

Bonus features include*:

  • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
  • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
  • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance, and passion.
  • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
  • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
  • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
  • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes– – back to the screen.
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
  • Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.







Get your copy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story online today.

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