Updated: Oct 25, 2020
SPOILER ALERT - IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS!
Rogue One is a story based between episodes 3 and 4 of the Star Wars movie series. During this time period the first Death Star has been completed and the Rebel Alliance is first made aware of its destructive existence. The main character of the story is Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) who happens to be the daughter of Galen Erso (played by Mads Mikkelsen) the brains behind the creation of the Death Star. Felicity Jones does a great job as Jyn a never seen before character and word is she might be in future Star Wars roles. Galen attempts to unsuccessfully flee the Empire with the rest of his family years before completion of the Death Star. He is intercepted by Director Orson Krennic (played by Ben Mendelsohn) before completing his escape resulting in the death of his wife and his forced participation in the creation of the planet destroyer but Jyn is able to hide and escape capture. Jyn is then adopted by a rebel extremist leader Saw Gerrera who military trained her until she was much older. Forest Whitaker plays Saw as both in his prime and as older man. Forest put a certain eccentric twist on the character with a Broadwayesque feel. He then later abandoned her in an effort to keep her safe from rising suspicion among his own followers that she was the daughter of her father a known Empire scientist.
After Jyn's time with Saw she was abducted by the rebels in an effort to establish a dialogue with him. Word of a super Empire weapon which can destroy planets had been revealed by an Imperial cargo pilot who defected and had sought out Saw in hopes of destroying it. Saw was always frowned upon by the Rebellio