|Wed 22 Feb||16:30||Book||(Main Auditorium)|
The story of a young woman and her rebel band stealing plans for the Death Star perfectly captures that original-trilogy magic.
Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones from ‘Theory of Everything’), a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when she is set on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. A born rebel, she's watched the Empire corrupt her scientist father, Galen (Mads Mikkelsen), by forcing him to help build the ultimate lethal weapon – the Death Star.
Jyn's mission impossible is to steal the plans for the massive planet-destroyer and foil the villainous Imperial special weapons director Orson Krennic, played by the great Ben Mendelsohn with the most delicious shades of fright and fun this side of Christoph Waltz.
Taking place just before the events of the first released ‘Star Wars’ movie in 1977, this spin-off/prequel has the same primitive, lived-in, emotional, loopy spirit that made us fall in love with the original trilogy. It's the first stand-alone chapter in the franchise, and not the bridge between then and now that J.J. Abrams cleverly constructed last year with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.