Rogue One midnight showing.

Rogue One midnight

That was me about 02:00GMT (UK) after I had come out of a local showing of Rogue One – A Star Wars Story.

The cinema is a small independent affair, picture is good, 5.1 surround sound but the seats could do with an upgrade! There were about 50 die-hard fans who had turned out, some in costume, to brave the December air.

Will not say too much about the film but you should know by now it is a prequel to Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (1977). In this film it tells the story of the Rebel Spies who capture/steal the plans to the Empires ultimate weapon – The Death Star.

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All the characters are introduced well and have enough to do on screen, we are shown new worlds never visited previously, except Yavin 4. The Rebel staging post seen at the end of A New Hope preparing to attack in the infamous trench run with Luke Skywalker.

Of course there are some surprises and additions that are never spotted or even eluded to in the multiple trailers that have been released.

All-in-all I will reserve judgement until I watch the movie again, at least twice more…

For now, as of 17:00 on Thursday 15th December 2016, I’ll leave you to discover.