Film of the day – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is Disney Studios’ first of three standalone adventures in the sci-fi series’ and it sets a high benchmark for the others to follow.

The story charts the rise of the empire and its brutal oppression of dissent, with a small, ragtag group of rebels banding together and embarking on a daring, against-all-odds mission to thwart the planet-destroying plans of the fascistic Galactic Empire.

Chief among them are fugitive Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), defecting Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) and seasoned resistance fighter Cassian Andor (Diego Luna, superb).

The result? An exhilarating slice of popcorn entertainment told with style, imagination, loving attention to detail and – best of all – moments of pure, nostalgia-bath magic.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – from Friday on Sky Cinema Premiere and Sky Cinema on Demand.