- CGI Tarkin distracted me at first, but actually as the movie went on I found him more and more convincing. Leia was much less convincing though, but I think a look-a-like probably would have distracted me more unless it was really an uncanny resemblance.
- Totally agree that Saw was a truly bizarre character that didn't really add anything worthwhile to the movie. If they could have dove more into how he differed from the Rebel Alliance in tactics and then have that play into Jyn's decision to lead Rogue One it would have made more sense. They may have been trying for that, but it didn't come through. Also, him choosing to die didn't really make sense either.
- If only the Rebels had known the code to open the shield door was "12345..." So sad.
- The final act was some of the best action that Star Wars has ever put out. Truly breathtaking and well done.
- I loved that this movie was loaded with fan service, perhaps more than even Episode VII, but all of it felt natural and not jarring in the least. Every familiar face didn't feel tacked on and made sense. Even Jimmy Smits was a welcome addition, even if he did just serve to reinforce the fact that the Prequels actually happened.
- I find the concept of non-Jedi force users intensely fascinating and love the door it opens for future characters. It also really adds to the fabric of the Star Wars universe that the Force isn't this binary Light and Dark side for Jedi only.
The Imperial droid was fantastic. One of my favorite Star Wars characters now.
- Alan Tudyk is a national treasure. Also, Tucker and Dale VS Evil may be one of my favorite movies of all time.