This movie is about how the plans of the Death Star got into the hands of the Rebellion. Literally that is all the movie is about. Now, while this movie was not a bad movie by any means, I question if it needed to be made at all. I should also say I liked it a lot more than I liked THE FORCE AWAKENS, because I felt like that was just a long, long preview for the next movie.
The movie follows Jyn, the daughter of the man who created the Death Star as she tries to find her father and as she is suddenly sucked into the world of the Rebellion. In the beginning the story of her family isn't really defined, we don't really know what happened to force her father and mother to leave the Alliance, but we get a hint. I would have liked a little more detail in the past life of why the family left, and really how. There is actually a lot missing from the story line, at least the back story.
Then for me there was the problem of predictibility. This movie was 100% predictable to me. I knew who was going to die (pretty much everyone) and when they were going to die. There were literally ZERO surprises in this movie, which made me wonder why it was made. It was telling a part of the story that didn't need to be told. Plus, so many people who watched it said it was the best movie ever and/or they cried. I honestly can't say I cried because why would I? I mean if you know who is going to die, and there are no surprises, why would you be upset. The deaths didn't hurt me, and I saw every single one coming, so it wasn't upsetting at all to me.
Maybe it is just me. I have yet to hear one other person say the same things I feel after seeing this movie. Like I said, everyone has loved it and a ton of people have cried. I enjoyed it, the visuals were fun, the droid was fun, the animated characters of Leia and Tarkin needed a little bit of work because they looked fake, but this movie was unnessecary.
That's my opinion. I'm wondering if anyone else felt this way?