Rogue One is a sequel of the Star Wars series about the events that happened between the episodes Revenge of the Sith (2005) and A New Hope (1997), when Emperor Palpatine was still holding the absolute power, Luke Skywalker did still not yet start his journey, and Leia Organa and Han Solo did not know about each other. At that time, a group of the Rebels’ soldiers had to go steal the schematics of the Death Star, a superweapon that could destroy an entire planet, to stop the evil plan of the Empire.
The head of the soldier group was Jyn Erso, a girl who shared a connection with the designer of the weapon Death Star. This means that after Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One was the second Star Wars that focused on a female heroine, which was great because there has been a lack of strong female central figures in Hollywood productions. Jyn Erso in Rogue One was a heroine who was strong, brave, and persistent in finding the truth regardless of obstacles. She was independent and did wait around for orders from a man or any one.
Even though the movie is great in pushing for gender equality, having impressive special effects, Rogue One still loses points because of the weak plot. The movie’s duration is approximately the same as that of The Force Awakens, but it feels twice as long. This is partly due to the long-winded writing of Rogue One that does not have any remarkable highlight. One fourth of the movie could have been covered in the opening credit, the signature trademark that Rogue One decided to get rid of.