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ROGUE ONE and the Propaganda of Resistance

Last night my son and I went to see Rogue One, the latest Star Wars movie.[1]  It’s a very good action movie, which is to say that it’s the best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back (1980), though that’s a fairly low bar.  It works the way most good action movies work.  Its plot builds real stakes. Its main characters are just well-rounded enough to be interesting.  And its action sequences build in scale and intensity to a satisfying climax. And unlike most action movies these days, whose plots are largely designed to set up the sequel, Rogue Read more