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Was ‘Rogue One’ Any Good?

Our staff argues the merits of the newest ‘Star Wars’ entry in the latest ‘Debatable’

Welcome to Rogue One Week! With the release of Rogue One, set in the years before A New Hope, we finally get our first stand-alone Star Wars movie. This week we’ll be analyzing the greater Star Wars universe from every conceivable angle — the storytelling, the merchandising, the mythology, and the fandom. May the Force be with you (while you read).

Did Rogue One live up to the hype? Is it a blueprint for future Star Wars standalone films to follow? After seeing the movie last night, our staff has some thoughts on how it turned out. And yeah, there are spoilers.