Our favorite Star Wars moments

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Unlike the feel-good finales we are accustomed to (although Episode III wasn’t so happy either), Rogue One shows another side of the Star Wars universe. While the villains show a sense of moral bankruptcy, the audience is also shown a darker side of the Rebel Alliance. Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor stands out as a morally questionable character until his redemption at the end of the story.

While Star Wars fans are used to everyone surviving in the end, Rogue One hits close to home and shows the reality of war, where not all the good guys survive. Despite completing the mission to get the Death Star plans, Cassian and Jyn Erso (another character of dubious moral standing) find themselves trapped on the planet Scarif with no way out.

The finality of the scene gives a peak into the nitty-gritty of war time life rivaling Order 66 for both body count and gut-punch feelings.

A story of redemption without survival is not seen very often in Star Wars , although many have questioned Disney’s direction for the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One provides an all-too-adult view of the horrors of war.

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