Wednesday, 21 December 2016

A Review of Rogue One by Our Nephew Leo Burton aged 14

Our nephew has just sent me a review to share......enjoy!


" Review of Rogue One: A Star Wars story by Leo Burton
I decided to watch this movie because I love Star Wars films, and it stars Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin who I love as characters and, last but not least, because of the amazing trailers . I did a review of  Rogue One  because a lot of people would want to see the film. 
Rogue One is an individual film although it is  the long awaited story in between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and  Episode IV: A New Hope. 
The main actors and actresses in Rogue One are Felicity Jones ( Jyn Erso ), Diego Luna (Captain Cassian Andor), Ben Mendelsohn ( Director Orson Krenic ) and Alan Tudyk (K2-SO ). 
The storyline of Rogue One is that the rebels are stealing the secret plans for the empire's secret weapon called the death star, that Jyn Erso’s father ,called Galen Erso ,helped build. 
One of the best things in the film was the plot because they kept to the storyline very well, and the acting because all of the characters were acted very well, and I don't think they could have changed anything about the acting. 
On the other hand  this film had too much killing and violence and  I would have also liked to have seen more Vader in the film like we saw Grand Moff Tarkin. 
I would recommend this film to teenagers, adults, people who like action films and people who like Star Wars films because, without doubt, this film was my favorite film in the series. 

I would give this film 9.5/10 because I don’t think there was enough of the Vader touch, and there was too much killing and violence in the film for it to get a 10.  "



24 comments:

  1. A very well written review, I have to admit I will wait until it is on TV, but only because I don't go to the cinema as I'd need to remortgage to afford it.

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  2. Read and learn John. Read and learn. Young Leo knows how to put an effective film review together so I am sure he could give you a few helpful tips.

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  3. I lived it. But I also loved all the violence and killing! I thought it was the first one for adults with a grown up ending as well.
    Very well written review. Role on episode 8!

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  4. Leo,
    Thanks for the review!
    I probably wont see the film but you never know, film reviews by bloggers have inspired me to see something different a few times over the years

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  5. Glad you enjoyed the film Leo. My son was sceptical about watching it but I think he would be encouraged that you rate it so highly. Ask Uncle John if you can write more film reviews for his blog!

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    1. Me thinks I have competition !

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  6. I've added it to my list of must see movies.

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  7. Oh John, What a great review from Leo.
    Short, all the plot points and didn't give anything away.
    Perfect review a 10.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. I wasn't quite as impressed as the rest of everybody

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    1. Oh dear...but i hope u liked the review better than the movie

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  9. I look forward to reading reviews in the future from such a talented film critic!
    I will see the film mostly out of sentimental reasons and I am sure it will still be entertaining.
    Someone might consider , say a monthly movie review?
    Thank you Leo

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  10. Very decent review, Leo! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this movie.

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  11. I'm ashamed to admit this, but I think I'm the only person on earth who has never seen a Star Wars film!!
    I'll trust your review.

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    1. Here with you Jon. Never seen one nor hope to see.

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    2. Me neither, but I enjoyed Leo's review very much. Thank you Leo.

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  12. Thanks for that Leo. I'm pleased to see that excessive killing and violence displeases you (as it does me). I look forward to further reviews.

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  13. Please tell your nephew that this is a very well written review. Almost makes me want to watch the movie.

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  14. There have been some very good reviews of this film & I enjoyed reading Leo's.
    My grown up children took me to see Rogue One on Saturday. We all loved it. It set up A New Hope perfectly - the first Star Wars film which my big brother took me to see when I was 14 in 1977 !
    I agree with Leo about having more Darth Vader would have been brilliant. I'd forgotten how terrifying he was.

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  15. My husband and granddaughter saw Rogue One the other day. Their summary? "Everyone died."

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  16. Rogue One is part our holiday adventure this christmas. Thank you Leo, i am looking forward to the film.

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  17. I think we're off to see this in the next few days. Brilliant review 😊

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  18. Way to go, Leo!! We've had our reluctant feelings about this one, but reading your impressivly good review, we're off this wednesday!! Too much killing? Yes, we had the same feeling about the latest Star Trek too, hopefully we will find a way to cope with Rogue, being the story that it is. I was 14 when I saw number 4...1977. Well, Merry Christmas John, Prof and auntie Gladys and the fortunate people of Trelawnyd!!

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