Rogue One is without a doubt one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Set to open this month, Rogue One tells the story of how the rebels obtained the plans to the Death Star that sets the stage for the original Star Wars movie first released in 1977.
The Vox review of the movie is making its own headlines though.
The publication boldly announced that Rogue One “is the first Star Wars movie to acknowledge the whole franchise is about war.”
“They die horrible deaths in spaceship crashes. They’re cut down by light sabers. They’re obliterated by giant explosions. They die brutally and nastily and quickly. They die, as most of us do, with unfinished business,” states the review. Death is emphasized throughout the movie.
“The unifying theme of Rogue One is simple: People die in wars.” But Vox’s review is not simply one about the movie or how violent war is. It is also political.
“That general idea – what does it feel like to be crushed? – has led to hopes from some that Rogue One will be a rousing call to arms against the global rise of right wing nationalism”
Star Wars fans and others with common sense, including Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., took to Twitter with their own commentary. Others simply mocked the review altogether.
Back to the Future Pt. 2 is the first Back to the Future to acknowledge the whole franchise is about time travel. https://t.co/npkDAI9PpL
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) December 13, 2016
….was Star *Wars* not a big enough hint? https://t.co/D1OiRHNe8q
— Christmas?Rouss-elf (@crousselle) December 13, 2016
Finally..was getting real sick of all those Star Friendships movies https://t.co/AbJjzyxEvL
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 13, 2016
— Tom Holland (@holland_tom) December 13, 2016
The Breakfast Club was not a club at all. In fact, the characters hardly knew each other. Also, no breakfast was served. #VoxTheMovies
— Big Chimpin' (@Chimp_HQ) December 13, 2016