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

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!

I actually have to disagree. The point of this film was just to show what happened between episodes III and IV. The characters didn't really matter, but the actions of them GREATLY mattered as it started the original trilogy

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

Yet replaced real characters with CGI.

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.

Rouge One is a messy film. Bad editing.

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.

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

Such a plot hole.

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.

7 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.

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.

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?

Everyone except Vader died I mean come on. When we came out of the theater, we looked at the movie poster and everyone was dead.

8 The Movie is Boring

This first non-"Episode" movie in the series just felt like fanservice. (C3PO and R2D2 appear because fanservice. Darth Vader appears because fanservice, even though he's my favorite character in the franchise). The rest of us who aren't necessarily the most hardcore fans of Star Wars, including myself, wound up less entertained.

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

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

So boring. Just shooting all the time

9 Rogue One Didn't Live Up to the Trailer

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

It kinda did, but it wasn't flawless.

10 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?

To be honest people like this movie only because of the final epic Darth Vader scene. Otherwise this one is forgettable.

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

That scene just

The Contenders
11 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.

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

12 You Don't Care About the Characters

That's true. The characters weren't that likable.

The movie was pretty lame indeed.

I certainly didn't care.

13 Wasted Plot and Characters

Killing off all good characters was the worst part.

14 No Character Development
15 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.

16 Inconsistent Screenplay

That & reckless camera work.

17 Bad Acting

How is the acting bad?

18 Not Enough Princess Leia

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

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

Her actor did die though

19 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.

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

What a huge problem with the movies nowadays.

20 A Terrible Protagonist
21 Not Enough Deaths

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

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

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

What? Not enough deaths? Every main character died!

22 Fan Service

As with every overrated movie nowadays.

23 Too Many Droids

Ok, I sorta voted here to comment.

There aren't really any droids in the movie.
K-2SO and maybe a couple other Imperial Droids are in the film.
C-3PO and R2-D2 had a small cameo
That's about it.

24 Terrible Narrative
25 The Villain and His Motivations are Bad
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