As a loud and proud geek, I’m sure you’ve been waiting to hear about my take on Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale or whatever it is currently being called. This is THAT post.

When the Rogue One #3 trailer dropped earlier this week, I abstained from watching it for a day or two. Yes, it’s crazy to think that someone like me seeing Episode VII in the theatre 4 times would want to wait, but it was necessary. And totally worth the wait.

Snapping up the heroine, Jyn Erso, as an action figure was necessary. And I’m pleasantly surprised I was able to do so this early in the game and without a huge line FOR the character. I think I got lucky.

The first six movies, while they represented a new hope (see what I did there), were really the story of a father and his son. And while it was an awesome story, I’m really digging Episode VII and Rogue One having a female main character who is strong and young and aware of things–I feel like this decade in Star Wars is really about hope. That female characters are important. Don’t get me wrong, Leia held her own with a blaster and on a speeder bike, but it felt like she was there for a love story. If she wasn’t kissing her brother (not apologizing for the spoiler–you must have known), then she’s falling in love with Han Solo (AND WHO WOULDN’T?!?). Sure, she has some of the plans and she is able to get information to the resistance, but we don’t see the quiet leadership of Leia until Episode VII.

And we will not be discussing Padme, even though I have a shirt with her on it. The less said about the wooden dialogue she recited, the better.

Are you excited for Rogue One or not? Please share below.


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18 thoughts on “The Rogue One Post You’ve Been Looking For

  1. The time frames of the Star Wars movies always confuses me. I needed my husband to explain to me which episode this one is supposed to correspond with. I chuckled when you talked about Padme. I definitely want to see this movie!

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 9:47 am
  2. I definitely have a geeky house and we are all looking forward to rogue one, our little guy probably the most! really hoping it’s a good one!

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 2:16 pm
  3. I grew up with Star Wars, but I’m not super excited. I feel like something was lost once Disney bought the rights.

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  4. I just started getting into Star Wars, thanks to my son! We’re both looking forward to when Rogue One comes out in December. 🙂

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  5. I am really excited about it! It looks like a different kind of Star Wars than we have seen before and I can’t wait!

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  6. We keep seeing previews for this. I am not a star wars fan, sorry! But my kids are so I’ll share your post with them

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm
  7. I don’t know about this series. I mean, I love Star Wars and I saw the latest version but I don’t know about this new event! Thanks for getting me up to speed!

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm
  8. My husband loves the die cast elite series action figures. He’ll love the new ones coming out for RO. Can’t wait until December!

    Posted on October 16, 2016 at 11:39 pm
  9. My husband is so excited for this that it’s hard for me (a Star Wars neutral person) to not get sucked into his excitement too!!

    Posted on October 17, 2016 at 2:51 am
  10. HEY! I don’t keep up on star wars but my husband just bought a computer star wars themed…Like seriously when he opens it, it makes a wookie sound….Haha

    Posted on October 17, 2016 at 4:06 am
  11. I hadn’t even heard of this before! Sounds interesting. No one in my house is really into Star Wars but I think once they see this the boys at least will become intruiged!

    Posted on October 17, 2016 at 5:14 am
  12. I really have never seen Star Wars! I know it’s a shock to hear I’m sure! It must be fantastic if everyone is so into it!

    Posted on October 17, 2016 at 5:19 am
  13. I am definitely in the minority but I just can’t get into Star Wars. My husband loves it, my dad loves it, and I am sure my kids one day will like it too! It does seem like a fun toy regardless! And I know my husband will take us to the movie when it comes out anyways!!!

    Posted on October 17, 2016 at 6:13 am
  14. Star Wars has always been part of growing up and I want to share that to my kids as well, which is why I was super excited when all these brand new Star Wars films are being shown. Rogue One is much awaited and I can’t be any more excited for it!

    Posted on October 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  15. I’m not sure how I feel about Rogue One yet. I appreciate the strong female characters and everything, but I’m not sure how I feel with all of these prequels and extending of older series etc. I wasn’t even a big fan of the last Star Wars. It felt like A New Hope 2.0. Everything great about the classic A New Hope, they brought over and used again. Maybe I’m a weirdo though.

    Posted on October 18, 2016 at 7:05 am
  16. My husband is a Star Wars fanatic. I think he eats and sleeps Star Wars sometimes. He will love this.

    Posted on October 18, 2016 at 7:23 am
  17. I am very excited for the new movie. I think it will be a great addition to an already amazing franchise. We will be seeing it opening weekend.

    Posted on October 18, 2016 at 7:59 am
  18. Yea… I’m excited beyond I belief

    Posted on October 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm