I eventually got round to watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for Christmas Eve. Seeing the new addition to the Star Wars saga in both 3D and DBox viewing was a pretty awesome Christmas present. I thought it was another Star Wars film that you could easily fall in love with. There was plenty of aspects to enjoy and it had all the right ingredients for a perfect SW film. I found it ridiculously hard to narrow down what I wanted to write about after seeing this film, so I had to go with the scene I easily enjoyed the most – that Darth Vader end scene! Obviously, plenty of spoilers ahead.
The Vader Scene We Needed To See
In the run-up to the release of Rogue One, I was kind of worried about how much these spin-off films would tamper with already established storylines and characters (see how wrong I was here! – Will ‘Rogue One’ Ruin The Original Star Wars We Know and Love?). Yet the inclusion of the notorious Darth Vader in the new film was both welcome and pretty damn awesome. Perhaps one the more lacking aspects of Vader’s character is the lack of action sequences we see him in. The original trilogy lacked any decent Vader action, and we were only really scared of him because we were supposed to be – right?
However, Rogue One gave the character of Vader new life within its closing scenes. Of course, in the film’s duration he still chokes admirals and intimidates his inferiors, but in the closing ten minutes, the Dark Lord of the Sith really shows what he is made of. Force slams and red lightsaber flying literally everywhere. The final corridor scene shows hapless Rebel engineers fleeing down a darkened corridor with Vader in pursuit. Vader pulls no punches as he tears through the crew in order to get his mitts back on the stolen Death Star plans. It was pure edge-of-the-seat stuff, despite knowing full well that the Death Star plans would make it to Leia!
Despite having many other favourite scenes has easily become one of my favourite Star Wars scenes EVER.
Will There Be More To Come?
Well, I hope so! I think one of the most enjoyable aspects of this scene was the surprise and the intensity of it. But hey, if they want to stick a few more in upcoming films I wouldn’t mind one bit. I would happily watch an entire Vader film full of scenes such as this and I really don’t think that it would ever get old. It was a scene that progressed the film to its end as well as showing a side to a character we already know and love. I hope we see more, but then making this scene a one-of-a-kind moment will also maintain how special it is… it’s a difficult decision!
How much did you enjoy that final scene? Do you think we’ll see more of Darth Vader being a badass? Let me know in the comments below!
And what of Rogue One? I plan to write a larger overview post soon on Rogue One, so this sentence will probably transform into a hyperlink over the next few weeks – watch this space!
To end, the devastating news of Carrie Fisher’s death has been recently released. She was amazing as Princess Leia and a real movie star legend. MTFBWH, always.