Top Ten Biggest Problems with the Movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

What's happening guys, this is DCfnaf here. I watched Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the beginning of the year, and just didn't see why it was so hyped. It really was not the best movie I've ever seen. There are five movies that have already come out that top this one. The film is a mediocre movie at best. I don't want to go into too much detail since I already reviewed the movie on this website and I'm going to state some of the problems right now. Here are my problems with it.

The Top Ten

1 Nothing in Rogue One Matters Nothing in Rogue One Matters

Never watched it, but I think this movie was rushed though. I mean after the Force Of Awakens came out, a year later, Rogue One came out. An adaption of a movie series, for example Shrek, Back To The Future, and others took 2 years or more to make the next movie of that series come out. But those movies ended up successful because they actually took time to make it. - AnimeDrawer

Probably Because Star Wars Is a Popular Series, just Like Lord of The Rings (2001-2003) / Hobbit (2012-2014), That Got A Film 3 Years In A Row, Same Thing With the First Couple Of Harry Potter Films (Sorcerer's Stone 2001, Chamber Of Secrets 2002, Prisoner of azkaban 2004, Goblet Of Fire 2005, Order of the Phoenix 2007, The Half Blood Prince 2009, Deathly Hallows Part I, 2010, and Deathly Hallows Part 2 In 2011 - VideoGamefan5

Lies. The movie sets up for A New Hope, the ORIGINAL Star Wars. Without the events of this movie, Star Wars could never have happened. - LarkwingFlight

Actually, a new hope could've happened without this movie, those events would've still happened, but we just wouldn't see it happen, I look forward to your response - Sanicball

Sure, Jyn has to reconcile with her father, convince the Rebels to go to war, and get the Death Star plans to Princess Leia so A New Hope can happen, but that movie has already been filmed, so it doesn't matter what happens at the end of the movie. Great, they all died. I wish I knew who those people were BEFORE that so I could feel something from it! - DCfnaf

Actually, they do. It's getting the plans for the Death Star. Still, not the best Star Wars movie. The best ones would be (1) The Empire Strikes Back, and (2) Revenge of The Sith. - LordDovahkiin

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2 Unearned Pathos (No Qualities that Evoke Sadness or Pity)

Even when we (vaguely) learn who the characters are in Rogue One, we're catching them at the end of their story, so when they mention doing horrible things in the name of the Rebellion, the audience has to take them at face value and it doesn't advance the plot or deepen a character in any way. - DCfnaf

3 The Film Makes the Terrible Decision to Prioritize Plot Details Over Character

The reason this decision is so terrible is because Star Wars: A New Hope (You know, the first movie made? ) was already in existence. This assures that we already know how this story ends. Combine that with the lack of character development and you get...what? - DCfnaf

The thing I DID dislike about this movie was that the characters weren't very good. I do think it made up for that in the near end with all those TOTALLY BADASS fight scenes! At first I was praising this movie too much, but now I would give it a 7/10 - Phillip873

The blind force ninja guy and the snarky robot were cool, but aside from that I really didn't care that much for the other characters. - Jackamalio

4 Rogue One is Not Well Structured

Even if you enjoyed the film, I really don't believe that there is any possible way to pretend that it's a well-structured, cohesive narrative. The beginning of Rogue One jumps around trying to set up backstories at an alarming pace, while tossing in some Star Wars stuff so you don't forget what theater you're sitting in. - DCfnaf

Rouge One is a messy film. Bad editing. - girlcool

5 Is It Really that Hard to Get a File?

This is obviously a plot contrivance, but it's frustrating to watch characters who have been able to steal an Imperial ship, sneak onto a base through a science shield, and outmaneuver the Empire on a rainy science planet struggle to find a computer file. - DCfnaf

Yes - lbelle0527

6 What Was Forest Whitaker Doing There?

Why was Saw Gerrera a character in this movie? That character could have been anyone because none of his scenes mattered. None of them. Everything that happens in a scene with Saw Gerrera could have been taken care of with the existing characters. - DCfnaf

7 The Movie is Overrated

It is way overhyped. I thought five other movies were better than this one: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Revenge of the Sith, and The Force Awakens. I can't believe people say that the last two movies I listed are worse than this one. - DCfnaf

Mediocre would be a better description for it. Hey, it was better than The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and The Clone Wars, right? - DCfnaf

Not as much overrated as the previous year's overhyped Disney trash the Farce awakens.

Star Wars is overrated altogether - AlphaQ

Star Wars is still a great series. This movie just gets way too much love from the critics and Revenge of the Sith as well as The Force Awakens don't. - DCfnaf

Overrated isn't a huge problem. - PeeledBanana

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8 Too Many Characters are Killed

I actually didn't mind this. It's a war movie in the Star Wars universe so of course there are going to be people who die. The rebels got the Death Star plans and died after getting it. What did you expect though? The Empire wasn't just going to let them get the plans and leave safely. Anyways, my point is, the ending was realistic. Not happy at all but it shows that heroes of war can sacrafice themselves to complete a mission.

Yes, I thought I was the only one who actually liked this. I didn't add this entry by the way. It's good that they died in the face of battle. The Problem is that they weren't developed or seen in other movies so I just didn't care when they were disposed of. - DCfnaf

Yep, this is what ruins the movie. THEY EVEN KILLED THE MAIN PROTAGONIST! I am NOT satisfied with THAT! Cannot watch this EVER AGAIN! I was right to fall asleep until the finale!

I Actually Loved This Movie, But The Only Thing Wrong With This Movie Was The Main Characters Getting Killed. - masoncarr2244

Everyone blew up and died. The protagonists, the robot (forgot his name sorry I'm not the biggest star wars geek), etc - Lunala

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9 The Movie is Boring

So boring. Just shooting all the time

And considering the high ratings, it looks like all you need to do to please fans of Star Wars is to just have tons of action and no moments to relax and sink in the moment or develop the characters. - DCfnaf

I enjoyed the ending but the rest of the movie was so mindnumbingly boring - XtremeNerdz12

Without watching it, I already knew the movie is totally sucks and boring.

Watch it first. I didn't think the movie sucked, it was just mediocre. - DCfnaf

Boring film. - girlcool

She's Shoving Her Opinion Down My Throat Though, She Keeps putting Certain Films On her Lists trying to get against me - VideoGamefan5

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10 Rogue One Didn't Live Up to the Trailer

Several of the scenes that appear in the trailer do not appear in the movie. - DCfnaf

The Newcomers

? Completely Unnecessary
? The Least Fun Star Wars Movie

The Contenders

11 Darth Vader's Very Small Amount of Screen Time is Not Needed

Oh BOY, I can't believe I forgot about this one. Thank you to whoever added this. The real reason Vader is in the movie is because of fanservice. While Darth Vader IS my favorite Star Wars Character, even I knew that he had no place being here. What doesn't make sense is that he kills a ton of rebel soldiers at the end of this movie, but then he's so calm and relaxed throughout A New Hope. Why the big change in personality, script writers? - DCfnaf

To be fair his demeanor still was very calm. I mean I personally loved this film. Is it as good as the originals? No, but nonetheless I thought that given what we recently have been getting that this felt like the closest to Star Wars in spirit. - Anonymousxcxc

There's a reason for this. - Therandom

IT Is needed because he is a badass with a red lightsaber - FesterBeevus

That scene just - VideoGamefan5

12 CGI Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia

When it comes to characters like Grand Moff Tarkin (originally played by Peter Cushing, who is very dead), and Princess Leia, extensive CGI was created to make them look like themselves from the original film, and it takes the audience out of the moment. - DCfnaf

13 You Won't Care About the Characters

I certainly didn't care. - DCfnaf

COME ON! - RainbowArtist191

14 C3PO and R2D2's Cameo Was Just Shameless Fanservice

They appear in the movie and BAM! That's it. "Oh look it's those guys! Great, now back to the movie." That's fan service. - DCfnaf

15 Bad Acting

Not necessarily. - DCfnaf

How is the acting bad?

16 Not Enough Princess Leia

She didn't need to be in this movie that much. - DCfnaf

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17 The Sexism

Even if the lead character was a female, that still doesn't negate the overall lack of female representation in this film and the franchise at-large.

There are millions of female Star Wars characters, besides, a character being a good character should take precedence over their gender. - FrozenHatingPokefan

Seriously, where are the women in this franchise (other than Princess Leia)?

There is rey

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso isn't sexy enough for you?

18 Wasted Plot And Characters
19 No Character Development
20 Inconsistent Screenplay
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Top Remixes

1. The Movie is Overrated
2. Unearned Pathos (No Qualities that Evoke Sadness or Pity)
3. What Was Forest Whitaker Doing There?
1. Nothing in Rogue One Matters
2. The Film Makes the Terrible Decision to Prioritize Plot Details Over Character
3. Unearned Pathos (No Qualities that Evoke Sadness or Pity)
1. Wasted Plot And Characters
2. No Character Development
3. Inconsistent Screenplay



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