If you weren’t excited to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, then you better get hyped. The highly anticipated standalone will be set between Star Wars: Episode III and IV to follow the group of Rebels who stole plans to the Imperial Death Star. Today, reviews of the film began to trickle onto the Internet with a glowing welcome. And, now, Rogue One has been gifted a ‘Certified Fresh’ rating over on Rotten Tomatoes.
The site has Rogue One down with a rating of 82%. The average rating is 7/6/10. When you break down the 116 counted reviews, 95 have come in Fresh while the remaining 21 are Rotten.
Here’s what the Critics Consensus has to say about the Rogue One: “Rogue One draws deep on Star Wars mythology while breaking new narrative and aesthetic ground — and suggesting a bright blockbuster future for the franchise.”
If you are wondering how Rogue One stacks up to the rest of the saga, then we’ve got you covered. You can find the Rotten Tomato scores for Episodes I-VII below:
The Phantom Menace: 55%
Attack of the Clones: 65%
Revenge of the Sith: 79%
A New Hope: 93%
The Empire Strikes Back: 94%
Return of the Jedi: 80%
The Force Awakens: 92%
When it comes to ‘Certified Fresh’ ratings, Rogue One is in good company. All of the previous Star Wars saga installments have been crowned with the title save for Episode I – The Phantom Menace.