Movies. I'm a big fan.
For me, what made the original Star Wars trilogy so great was that the characters and world felt rich, lived-in, dense, and in some deep part of my imagination, real. Rogue One fails in all of these areas. The characters are all paper thin (yes, even Jyn Erso). The world feels like a pretty set, not a far off reality, and there are no emotional stakes at play. Yes, the film makes attempts at emotional moments, but they all fall…