Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Rogue One' Puts a New Spin on 'Star Wars'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Rogue One' Puts a New Spin on 'Star Wars'

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Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) isn't the first person you'd expect to become a freedom fighter. For much of her life she's been forced to survive on her own, without feeling the need to pledge allegiance to any flag. But sometimes, that old line about having greatness thrust upon you actually applies.

Nothing less than the fate of the universe depends on her ability to steal the blueprints for the Death Star, which is capable of destroying whole planets and, in the hands of the malevolent Galactic Empire, is almost certain to put an end to the Rebel Alliance once and for all.

Among Erso's comrades on the mission are rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and pilot and Imperial defector Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed). Also in the mix is K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk), a 7-foot-plus droid whose sense of humor is drier than a desert.

The Alliance has reason not to entirely trust Erso's motives: The Death Star was designed by her estranged father, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen). …

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