Before we get started here, just keep in mind this review will not be professionally written by any stretch of the imagination. If you're looking for an opinion on this film from an official critic, I would advise you to look elsewhere. This is merely one casual fan's two cents on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Also be aware that there will undoubtedly be spoilers featured in this review. With that said, let's dive right into talking about the latest installment in the Star Wars cinematic universe!
First and foremost, and I could be wrong on this, but I don't think the hype surrounding "Rogue One" was nearly as big as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." I guess that kind of goes without saying considering Episode VII was the first major Star Wars film since Episode III a decade earlier, and this was merely a spin-off. There was still excitement from fans heading into "Rogue One," of course, but because it went under the radar, that was what I think made it so much better as the level of expectation may not have been nearly as high.