Rogue One opened at the box office with $29-million, the seventh biggest preview ever.
David Christopher, a University of Victoria PhD candidate and Star Wars expert is “more excited for this one than The Force Awakens.”
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Christopher, who dressed up as Darth Vader for his Star Wars themed wedding, believes an emphasis on nostalgia will set this film apart.
“The nostalgia that episode seven tried to trade on, is really embedded in this movie.”
He says the prequel films lacked the mystical feel from the original movies. This one will satisfy fans as it begins with a scene from the original 1977 film.
The franchise was recently taken over from George Lucas by Disney for $4-billion.
“Disney is known for making good films – it’s an exciting moment for the franchise,” he says.
If you’re one of the many Star Wars fans, you’ll be happy to know Christopher is planning on creating a course devoted to the franchise at UVic in the near future. Till then, enjoy the film.