The review embargo for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story lifted yesterday. However, director Gareth Edwards is most interested in the reaction of George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, to his spin-off movie that dovetails into A New Hope. The verdict? “He loved it.”
“We got to show George the movie... and I don’t want to put words into his mouth, but I can honestly say that I can die happy now," said Gareth Edwards. "He really liked the movie. It meant a lot.”
“It was the most important review to me,” Edwards added. “He’s kind of God... I will take that conversation to my grave. His opinion means the world to me.”
Critical reaction is overwhelmingly positive with some reviewers suggesting Rogue One surpasses JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens and draws worthy comparison to The Empire Strikes Back. I'm seeing the movie this Friday and a review will follow soon thereafter.