Yay - Felicity Jones was the lead! I loves her. I loves her almost-Australian, Birmingham accent. She was in, "The Theory of Everything." Her acting in "Theory" was very good, but a tad redundant.
However, in "Rogue," her acting was the best part of the movie, which otherwise suffered a bit from a lack of character development. (Lots of more techno-violence is what filled in every gap, but nary a nasty word was said! I guess the PROFANE movies are all those movies in between Indie and Mega-Studio Mega-Blockbustery movies).
Mind you, neither females nor males can or do individually save entire galaxies in real life. But here was another movie with a female super-hero, and all sorts of ethnic folks, while the ghostly-white English guys were, of course, the bad guys.
Btw - this movie is basically about attaining and preserving a thumb-drive, just like in, "Snowden." But the EMPIRE does not want the rogue REBELS to have that at all!
So, this movie can easilly be analogised to the real-life Imperial Government of the USA in its hystoric fight against Edward Snowden, and other whistle-blowers. But in the case of this movie, the ("pro-Snowden") REBELS actually win!
(And the audience cheers!)
That's not what happened in the real-life USA, did it? I sense some nice subversion brewing here!
Oh - and in the real-life USA, the leader wasn't white, he was Obama. Although, maybe Darth Vader is black, idk.
Anyway, the point is, this movie didn't really happen in real life, lol. That's usually my main issue with every movie. No, but really, there were a few technical flaws. I needn't mention them, cuz the movie was pretty tight, of course. I myself was not drunk.
So, anyway, back to Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher is today an interesting, free-spirited stoner-type, who recently announced that Harrison Ford DID her during the making of the first, "Star Wars," movie.
And now, back to THIS movie:
Guess who made a cameo!
Some journalists also criticized the quality of the CGI that was to represent a much younger Carrie Fisher in order to portray Princess Leia at an earlier time (before the original Star Wars trilogy) as well as its suitability in movie-making (Fisher's physical appearance was superimposed over Ingvild Deila's face in the portrayal; archival audio of Fisher saying the word "hope" was used). Eliana Dockterman of Time wrote that "there was something particularly plastic about this version of the young Carrie Fisher–so smooth and so perfect it couldn't be real – that pulled me out of the moment." Kelly Lawler of USA Today said: "... while Tarkin is merely unnerving, the Leia cameo is so jarring as to take the audience completely out of the film at its most emotional moment. Leia's appearance was meant to help the film end on a hopeful note (quite literally, as 'hope' is her line), but instead it ends on a weird and unsettling one."
And then Carrie Fisher had a heart attack.