Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one of the several spin-off movies planned under the Star Wars franchise. The film tells the tale of resistance fighters who have united to steal the plans for the Death Star, the planet-destroying super-weapon being developed by the evil Empire. The film takes place between the movies Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.
Alongside Felicity Jones in the lead role, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story also stars Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker.
Days before the much-awaited showing, some lucky people already got first dibs on the latest Disney and Lucasfilm offering. Needless to say, their reactions are priceless. So if you need some sort of pre-review review before hitting the theaters (Really?! You still need assurance?!), here are some of the spoiler-free reactions from the Hollywood entertainment gurus who attended the premiere last night.
Dane Cook, comedian
Rainn Wilson, actor and writer
Wil Wheaton, actor
Chris Taylor, author of the book How Star Wars Conquered the Universe
Peter Sciratta, creator and editor of the movie blog, Slash Film
Steven Weintraub, editor of Collider
Anthony Breznican, film writer for Entertainment Weekly
Scott Mantz, resident film critic and film segment producer for Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live
Terri Schwartz, entertainment editor for IGN
Jen Yamamoto, entertainment writer for The Daily Beast
Germain Lussier, entertainment reporter for Gizmodo
Kevin Smith, screenwriter, actor, film producer, and director
Can’t wait for the social media reactions we'll get after the movie starts showing in our country's theaters!