It has been only one year since the last Star Wars movie came out, which was “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” So, how is it that we have a new Star Wars movie that just came out already?
The movie is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and it just hit theaters this week. Critics who’ve already seen the movie say that it feels like a fan movie for those who loved the original Star Wars Trilogy; Episodes IV, V, and VI. However, many people are confused about where this movie fits into the whole Star Wars timeline. Rogue One is not Episode VIII, so when does it take place?
First off, if you haven’t seen the original trilogy then you should watch it before watching Rogue One because you will be able to understand the storyline better. As for when Rogue One actually takes place in the Star Wars timeline, it takes place before Episode IV: A New Hope. At this point, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker were just kids and didn’t know they were related. The protagonist of the movie is Jyn Erso, but there is no word if she is related to the Skywalkers or not.
Rogue One is basically a separate storyline within the Star Wars universe but it involves the Death Star, Darth Vader, and the Imperial commander. The movie is about a group of rebels that plan to steal the plans to the Death Star. Therefore, you probably won’t be seeing any of the heroes of the original films but you will certainly see many of the villains.
Overall, if you are a Star Wars fan then you will probably enjoy this movie. If you are new to Star Wars then you may have trouble following along, so go re-watch the old films. So far, the ratings on IMDB for the movie are 4 out of 5 stars.