Just How Many Star Wars Cliches Did They Pack Into That Rogue One Trailer?

October 13, 2016 7:24 PM

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Just How Many Star Wars Cliches Did They Pack Into That Rogue One Trailer?

The idea behind Star Wars: Rogue One is a bold one. Lucasfilm built its highly lucrative franchise by following the saga of the Skywalkers, the Jedis, and the Force. But in striking out with these new anthology films, the company is widening the definition of what makes a Star Wars movie. With a visionary director like Gareth Edwards promising a tone that doesn’t exactly fit with the swashbuckling adventures of Luke, Han, and Leia, Rogue One has the potential to be something entirely unique.

Then again, over the summer, Rogue One underwent re-shoots; rumor was that Lucasfilm wanted the movie to be a better match for the incredibly profitable Force Awakens. (The company eventually denied those reports.) But while the latest Rogue One trailer that dropped early Thursday offers a visually ...

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