First Reactions To ‘Rogue One’ Footage Hit The Web

Lucasfilm recently screened 28 minutes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to critics, and the select few have released their thoughts on the footage they saw.

Steve Weintraub, Collider:

“Just saw 28 minutes of ROGUE ONE at Skywalker Ranch. Honestly looks fantastic. Massive scope. Multiple world’s. Huge action. F**k yes.”

Kevin Polowy, Yahoo Movies:

“Saw 28 minutes of . So far, so very good. Gritty as hell. K-2SO is hilarious. And the emotion is going to be strong with this one.”

Jim Vejvoda, IGN:

“I just watched 28 minutes of  and it’s so goooooooooood”


“We just saw 28 minutes of sneak peek footage of  at Skywalker Ranch! Fans will find plenty that is familiar and fresh.”

Dan Casey, Nerdist:

“Just watched 28 minutes of  at Skywalker Ranch. Violent, thrilling, explosive, and tense. Can’t wait to see the rest of the film!”


“Wow! We just saw 28 minutes of #RogueOne here at Skywalker Ranch & it blew us away. Terrific action; K-2SO is going to steal all the scenes!”

Erik Davis, Fandango:

“No opening crawl on  – starts with “A long time ago…” then slams us into space. Big emotional opening sequence. Loved the action.”


Well, the reactions seem positive to me. Although 28 minutes doesn’t indicate the quality of the overall film, it’s definitely a good sign.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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