Does not contain spoilers.
Oh. My. Goodness. I saw Rogue One today, and it is the best movie all year. It almost redeems The Force Awakens.
The plot, characters, settings, and minor details matched up with the Star Wars storyline. There was the perfect balance of suspense and predictability. There were a bunch of little hints and smidges that remind you of the original trilogy and provide possible explanations for a few things. The only issues I have with some details can be explained away. After some thought, I have decided that I think it is a better movie than Episodes 1, 2, and 3–not a better story! Original saga all the way! But definitely a better movie.
They should scrap and remake Episode 7 using Gareth Edwards. Down with J.J. Abrams! (Anyone notice that J.J. stands for Jar Jar?)
A full review will be posted later, after people have had time to see the movie.