My partner and I had a date night on Friday (we get about one a year atm) and went out to Rogue One. My love of Starwars has been a touch tempered by the prequels and tbh I didn’t find the Force Awakens stood on its own very well as a good movie – still have hopes that they can bring some interesting developments into the second new movie but we shall see.
Rogue One on the other had sounded like a great opportunity to avoid the Superperson syndrome that jedi have (Yes I love Starwars but dont like jedi much as a story telling device) and show us a more human, and more interesting tale.
For me it really hit it out of the park with that. Love the movie, the leads were likable, fallible and believable while still keeping a Starwars feel about them. More impressively the supporting cast were given enough screen time to shine and the movie was much better for it.
No spoilers but for me Rogue One comes in a little behind Empire Strikes Back as my favorite Starwars movie.
On the art front I finished up a swampland painting and started on a new one.