Robin Hood’s shameless silliness only takes it so far, as the film is frequently undermined by Otto Bathurst’s wobbly direction.
It often suggests the film that American Beauty might have been if the latter had been pruned of its smug hysteria.
This buckaroo of a disc does not blow it on the image and sound front, though the extras certainly don’t attest to Steven Spielberg’s seriousness of intent.
If it turned out to be Spielberg’s final film, it would make for a fitting final curtain call for his brand of escapism.
The film gives Una a little more agency, but director Benedict Andrews often invalidates such empowerment.
Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour reinforces only the most simplistic and patriotic vision of Winston Churchill.
Rogue One is an interesting entry in the Star Wars franchise, and the flawless A/V transfer of Disney’s Blu-ray fully translates its aesthetic beauty.
Rogue One at least creates its own character dynamics and plot routes rather than coasts on existing ones.
It’s mostly notable for the concerted, and effective, effort that’s been made to have this first Star Wars Anthology film be in conversation with and stand apart from the official Star Wars series.
The film conveys an engagingly low-key atmosphere, pervasive with wayward souls haunted by poor choices.