Finally saw the Star Wars film, Rogue One.
I enjoyed it, thought it on a par with The Force Awakens.
I’m not sure why people say it’s outside the main Star Wars series. To me, this fits right between Episodes III and IV. Episode 3.5. (Or is that III.V?)
The ensemble cast of characters in Rogue One was excellent. Every single one of them could have carried their own story.
In fact, two of my favourite characters will be included in a middle-grade novel (that’s right, middle-grade) called Guardians of the Whills.
(Jyn also gets her own young-adult novel, too.)
The ending (which I’m not going to talk about, because, spoilers) was the hardest part of the movie to take. I understand it had to happen that way, because this was episode III.V and it had to work in with what happened in IV, but …
It’s one of the difficulties of writing an earlier episode in an already-existing movie series. Or in a book series.
You have to work with what’s already there. And what’s not.