Fans give verdict on ‘Rogue One’ as ‘Star Wars’ spin-off film premieres in Los Angeles

Movie hits cinemas worldwide on Friday (December 16)

Fans have been giving their verdicts following the weekend’s premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Star Wars spin-off film premiered on Saturday night (December 10) in Los Angeles, before it hits cinemas worldwide on Friday (December 16).

Taking to social media, those who attended the premiere have described the film as “incredible”, “moving” and “intense”. However, one fan did criticise the movie’s plot for being “needlessly murky”.


Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton, meanwhile, wrote in a blog: “The last time I loved a Star Wars movie as much as I loved Rogue One, it was 1977.”

See some more reactions from the premiere below.

Read more: Everything we know about Star Wars’ Rogue One so far


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in Disney’s planned “Anthology Series” of spin-off films. The series will continue with the currently untitled Han Solo prequel movie due in 2018.

Earlier this month, a new protest against the forthcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie with the hashtag #DumpStarWars began online.

Members of the alt-right who championed Donald Trump’s election victory have taken to Twitter to oppose the new movie which one member criticised for using a “multiculturalism anti-American agenda in a science fiction Disney movie”.

According to The Independent, the row kicked off after the film’s scriptwriter Chris Weitz last month posted a tweet, which has since been deleted, which stated: “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organisation, opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.”

This apparently led to a group of alt-right members to create the #DumpStarWars. One member tweeted: “Stop using your multiculturalism anti-American agenda in a science fiction Disney movie. We just want to enjoy a fun movie. #DumpStarWars.”