Rogue One is in the theaters, and doing pretty well ($500 mil, as of yesterday).
I enjoyed it (check out our Geek Gab review), but it does have its flaws. Basically, it’s like cotton candy: pretty, tasty, but no lasting nutritional value.
Mr. Plinkett doesn’t like it, of course. Let’s see what he has to say!
He makes some good points, though he’s far harsher than I am, mostly because of one point: I LIKE action in my movies, and Mike Stoklasa (et. al.) just don’t. Which, let’s face it, is a massive impediment to reviewing movies with any sort of action in them.
Not that the action was perfect (he’s dead on about the lack of character-building dialogue), but cinematic violence and explosions aren’t, in and of themselves, offensive and wrong, even in a “Star Wars” movie.