Rogue One: Another Daddy Issue Story
Rogue One’s time frame is too far from Revenge of the Sith to be called Episode 3.5. The entire movie is merely the extended version of A New Hope’s opening scene.
This is the most menacing Vader has ever looked in the franchise. Full-on badassery! Gareth Edwards certainly knows how to work those Vader bits (including the dad joke that got me choked).
Donnie Yen’s Chirrut steals the spotlight for me. He’s probably the most well-written and performed character in Rogue One. And also K-2SO, the second snarkiest robot after TARS from Interstellar.
Last but not least, the honorable mention: The CGI faces. Smooth.