Screenwriter and director James Gunn believes that “Rogue One: Star Wars. Stories” is the most underrated film in the Star Wars franchise. Released in 2016, Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One is set shortly before Star Wars: A New Hope, in which a group of fighters try to steal the plans of the newly created Death Star for the Rebel Alliance. The film features characters such as Gene Erso (Felicity Jones) and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), the latter of whom will receive his own Disney + series this year.
Since its release, Rogue One has grossed more than $ 1 billion with a budget of $ 200 million. The film was a success with fans and currently has 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as 86% of audience ratings. The film is also revered by many fans for including one particular scene at the end of the film, in which Darth Vader deals with an entire corridor full of Rebel Alliance soldiers. In addition to Jones and Luna, the film stars Donny Ian, Ben Mendelssohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Forrest Whitaker and Alan Tudick.
Rogue One: Star Wars Stories was a trend on Twitter earlier in the day, and Gunn, best known for films such as Suicide Squad and Two Guardians of the Galaxy, said the film was the most underrated. about Star Wars.
I don’t know why “Rogue One” is in trend, but I’m happy about it, as it’s the most underrated Star Wars movie.
After 12 Star Wars movies and several TV series, the claim that he is the most underrated is a rather loud statement. Although Rogue One: Star Wars: Stories definitely feels like a Star Wars movie, it also has a number of elements that make it unique in a wide range of Star Wars stories. The film seems darker than most Star Wars projects, and surprisingly for the $ 200 million family-oriented blockbuster, all the main characters in the plot die in the end.
The film is clearly influenced by classic films such as Dirty Dozen and Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, and seems to exist on a completely different level than other Star Wars films. Therefore, it is not surprising that Gunn, who has established himself as a unique director with a special set of interests and inclinations, feels a special attraction to him. In general, this is a rather strange statement by the director, because the film has quite a few fans, and in terms of box office it can hardly be called a failure, but it is always interesting to listen to people from the industry, maybe he knows something behind the scenes and fan reactions.