Ruby and I went to see Rogue One today. I’m lucky, in that my daughter loves Star Wars and I have a great excuse to watch as much Star Wars stuff as I can fit into our busy schedules. The first five seasons of The Clone Wars arrived at Christmas – we are both looking forward to watching that – but first, it was time to go and see the first Star Wars standalone film.
We both loved it, even though it’s not really aimed at kids. It’s very different to any of the other Star Wars universe films, but has a great story and some amazing special effects. It’s a bit of a mix of The Magnificent Seven and Saving Private Ryan – plenty of action and some incredible set-pieces.
Ruby went in her Star Wars sparkly jumper, Star Wars shoes and Leia hair. I didn’t wear any Star Wars-emblazoned products, but I did get a bit misty-eyed after the final scene.
Roll on Episode VIII!