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.
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