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

Pretty much. - SamanthaRosie

Literally all the characters were introduced in the movie and died in the end like nothing happened in the first place - Penguino

This movie was so boring that right after I walked out the theater I forgot what happened - B1ueNew

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.

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

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

True. - SamanthaRosie

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

Yet replaced real characters with CGI. - SamanthaRosie

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?

Such a plot hole. - SamanthaRosie

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

Hmm... I didn't think of that. - TheFourthWorld

Yes - lbelle0527

6 The Movie is Overrated

The whole Star Wars series itself is overrated.

Star Wars in general’s nowadays overrated since George Lucas’s sold it to Disney. - SamanthaRosie

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.

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7 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

8 Too Many Characters are Killed

The biggest problem with the whole movie & story. Every good character was killed & there was no point in making that plot. How could it get such good ratings despite that? - SamanthaRosie

Why were almost all of the main characters killed at the end. It just means that they had no meaning. They just get the plans to the death star and they are all killed off. Great ending. But this movie is good though.

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!

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9 The Movie is Boring

The worst parts were the camera work & the good characters being killed. - SamanthaRosie

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

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10 Rogue One Didn't Live Up to the Trailer

It kinda did, but it wasn’t flawless. - SamanthaRosie

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

The Contenders

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

He was fine in it, but having too much CGI nowadays is a disgrace in the movie-making industry. - SamanthaRosie

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

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12 CGI Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia

This shows you people overrely on CGI nowadays, ignoring the fact that it’s possible to make characters traditionally with effort. - SamanthaRosie

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

The movie was pretty lame indeed. - JoLeKosovo

That’s true. The characters weren’t that likable. - SamanthaRosie

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

Well Carrie Fisher’s dead to be honest, but we should respect her more. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

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

Her actor did die though - shawnmccaul22

17 The Sexism

What a huge problem with the movies nowadays. - SamanthaRosie

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

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18 Wasted Plot And Characters

Killing off all good characters was the worst part. - SamanthaRosie

19 No Character Development

How shameful. - SamanthaRosie

20 Inconsistent Screenplay

That & reckless camera work. - SamanthaRosie

21 Not Enough Deaths

Not true. So false. All the good characters died & that was the worst part. - SamanthaRosie

What? Not enough deaths? Every main character died! - Goku02

I wanted everyone to die, even the supporting characters. That's how much this movie disrespects that original trilogy. Even the prequels are better.

What are you talking about? All the main characters died! - TheFourthWorld

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22 A Terrible Protagonist
23 Nothing Bad Happened

All the good characters died though & the ending was unhappy. - SamanthaRosie

Very not true - LeiaSkywalker

This isn't really true. - DCfnaf

Seriously? "Nothing Bad Happened"? ARE YOU KIDDING ME - RainbowArtist191

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24 Bad Camera Work

Much of the movie overrelied on shaky camera work & some people could’ve gotten sick watching it. I never saw beforehand a Star Wars movie mainly filmed that way. - SamanthaRosie

It looks like the people who filmed the Hunger Games filmed this movie.
Seriously, if you're a Star Wars fan, you'll probably get nausea from this movie.
Is this a new thing for Star Wars or what? , and are the rest of the Star Wars movies gonna be filmed like That?
We'll just wait and see...

25 It's a Cash Grab

All movies nowadays are. - SamanthaRosie

It's way more than just that, like the Cars duology.

My issue with Disney owning Star Wars now is that they make shameless cash grabs such as Rogue One and Solo. With these spin off movies, they choose quantity over quality. I think they are considering making a Boba Fett movie, and maybe even an Obi Wan movie. I really don’t want those. I feel they’d ruin the mystery behind their pasts - PackFan2005

26 Terrible Narrative
27 Fan Service

As with every overrated movie nowadays. - SamanthaRosie

28 The Villain and his Motivations are Bad
29 Forest Whitaker's Acting Is Awful
30 No Lightsaber Battles

I mean...I understand why, considering this is a spinoff movie. I don't know why this is here. - DCfnaf

What do you expect, it's a movie about rebels trying to deliver death star plans. - XtremeNerdz12

31 Darth Vader Only Had a Small Role in the Movie.

Well it was a prequel to A New Hope. - SamanthaRosie

32 It Oversaturates The Star Wars Franchise

Hard to agree. - SamanthaRosie

Um...I guess it kinda does, but at the same time it doesn't. - DCfnaf

I agree, there should only be 3 movies every 10 years. - XtremeNerdz12

33 Too Many Droids

Okay, now you guys are just nitpicking. 😂 - DCfnaf

34 Not Enough Alien Characters

Who cares!

35 It Wasn't Rated R

There was blood shown multiple times & also whole cities were annihilated by the Death Star. - SamanthaRosie

Why should it be rated r? - VideoGamefan5

36 All the Main Characters Died

I actually thought this was a good thing. Not too many movies do the "Heroes die in the face of battle" thing. The problem with everyone dying was that NOBODY GOT DEVELOPED! - DCfnaf

This one kinda sickens me. Every main character (not supporting) dies in the movie. I was kinda expecting at least some of them to survive. - Neonco31

Except those who will appear in A New Hope a few days later (they are both 0BBY) - njalabi63989

Grand Moff Tarkin was the only main character that didn't die. Leia and Vader were not main characters in this movie. - DCfnaf

37 It's a Disney Movie

Now that Disney owns Star Wars after George Lucas’s sold it to them, which started its downfall. - SamanthaRosie

Disney has a lot of great franchises/movies such as the heartfelt, powerfully moving Disney Channel original movies, Big Hero 6, Glory Road, The Lion King (disregarding The Lion Guard), Alice in Wonderland (original 1951 version), The Island at the Top of the Sea, Duck Tales, Star Wars, Fantasia, Mickey Mouse/Donald Duck/Goofy, Moana, The Rescuers Down Under and The Avengers!

The franchise has gone down hill ever since Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars.

HOW IS THAT A FLAW?! Yes, Disney owns Star Wars and needs to stop relying ont he fact that they own companies. But how can it still matter whichever company made this film?

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38 The Use of CGI

Pretty much every action movie nowadays uses too much CGI. - SamanthaRosie

39 George Lucas Isn't The Director

We know he doesn’t own Star Wars anymore. - SamanthaRosie

Wow! I didn't know this! - DCfnaf

40 It Has Too Much Going On

So much stuff happening at once...meh. The beginning definitely jumps all over the place but not as much later on. - DCfnaf

41 Too Many Characters

You mean too many BLAND characters. - DCfnaf

42 It Dishonors the Spirit of The Original Trilogy

Um...are you sure? When does it do this? - DCfnaf

43 Yet Another Death Star Plot

If it ain't broke don't fix it. - DCfnaf

44 Too Many Easter Eggs
45 The First Half Is Muddled
46 Not Enough Galen
47 Jyn's Monologue
48 The Death Star Only Used Minimal Power Towards Planets

When we see the Death Star fire planets, they are DESTROYED! Blown to Bits.
But in this movie, that doesn't happen, Only cities are destroyed. Honestly They can do Better than this in Star Wars movies. Just look at the Classics.

49 They Didn't Build Enough Death Stars

They should build a whole fleet to stop the rebels

50 Not Enough Lightsaber Action
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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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