Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was meant to be a standalone film that ties into the events of the main Star Wars saga, hence the movie has plenty in common but is still diverse enough from the Skywalker saga where the art direction and production design is concerned. The
Movie nerds sure do love to hate on CGI, don't they? Since being introduced to movies around the 1990s or so, computer-generated imagery, or CGI, has become an essential tool for filmmakers....and a frequent punching bag for audiences and critics.
Not only is this the first line of dialogue in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it is also a promise to the fans burnt out on the criminally undercooked prequels. They say that the first step in solving a problem is to admit that there is a conceivable problem;
Though nothing close to a real revolution, 'Rogue One' shows more signs of life than the Star Wars series has seen of late, pushing off its overbearing franchise enough to give a glimpse of a potentially bright storytelling future.