Rogue One gets a proper lancing in ruthless new Honest Trailer

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Apr 12, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is far from a perfect movie. It suffers in spots from inadequate character chemistry, a dark and dingy color palette, and overly explained expositional voids that melt into infinity.

However, it does have a breathtaking third act on Scarif, which more than makes up for its earlier monotony. So most fans left their theater seats as happy campers. And come on now, that berserker Vader scene at the end with the Sith Lord tossing rebel soldiers like rag dolls was amazingly satisfying. Plus, it made a billion dang dollars, so shareholders are still cheering.

Now that Rogue One has landed on home video, we can all enjoy its problems and pleasures from the comforts of our own sofas and laptops. And so the funny folks at Screen Junkies have turned their scalding scrutiny on this Star Wars prequel, and the results of their sarcastic dissection shed a new light on the triumphs and tribulations of the Gareth Edwards-directed space-opera heist.

Settle in for this six-minute "Honest Trailer" skewering of Rogue One, and tell us if it holds up under the bright lights of intense (and hilarious) examination.