Star Wars: Is Rogue One Better Than The Force Awakens?

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Rogue One (2016) is the second Star Wars film, after The Force Awakens (2015), since Disney bought the franchise and Kathleen Kennedy became the president of Lucasfilm. While The Force Awakens was widely popular and took the title of the biggest opening weekend at $529 million, some felt that it was unoriginal, drawing heavily from the original Star Wars film and pandering to fans’ emotional investment in the original trilogy. In contrast, Rogue One was an innovative film that took large cinematic and dramatic risks – its adventurous enthusiasm made it in some ways closer to the breakthroughs and surprises that the original trilogy offered audiences in the 1970s and 80s.

While it is possible to enjoy and appreciate both films, some fans prefer Rogue …

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