Like most star war films, this one has great special effects, the story and acting was mediocre at best. Very disappointed.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or simply Rogue One, is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, from an idea by visual effects supervisor John Knoll. The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk.
Rogue One is the first film in the Star Wars Anthology series, a collection of stand-alone stories set in the Star Wars universe. The story is set in between the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) and A New Hope (1977), and centers on a group of rebel fighters who come together to carry out the mission of stealing the plans for the Death Star.
The film is produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. More: en.wikipedia.org.
I finally went to see, which proved quite a feat with 50 Shades viewing parties dominating *every* movie theatre enterprise (from 16:30 on, this was literally the only viewing option for the rest of the day - it is personal now). After visiting a couple of cities I finally ventured forth into the biggest, newest cinema within a 100km radius and though they too had an aforementioned-themed movie night (masks were worn and toys were sold - a stark contrast with the Batman Lego billboard booming outside, announcing today of all days as the opening night), a small cinema hall offered recluse for myself and less than a dozen bewildered men (who were not watching this movie for the first time, like I did).
My only disappointment was the hold off of disappointment. I liked the story and the acting(-style); I'm glad this movie was made, because it gives the mythical Death Star and its demise more gravity and complexity. I loved seeing Peter Cushing again.