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After becoming a blockbuster hit at the box office, making its rounds on DVD and Blu-Ray, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now heads to Netflix. Walt Disney Pictures continues the epic-sci-fi franchise created by George Lucas with a must-see Star Wars standalone film.

Rogue One follows a group of unlikely heroes banding together on a suicide mission. With the Rebel Alliance running on fumes, this band of misfits make a last ditch effort to steal plans from the Death Star. Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) now holds the key to to stopping the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction, setting off a chain of events leading up to  A New Hope.

We have 5 reasons why you should see Rogue One on Netflix:

5. Rogue One Is Just the Start!

According to Polygon, Netflix and Disney have struck an exclusive deal. Netflix will have the exclusive U.S. pay-TV rights to stream Disney movies. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi marked down for release on Dec. 15, we can safely assume this installment will hit Netflix sometime in July 2018.

4. A Badass Heroine

With Rey (Daisy Ridley) leading the charge in Star Wars: the Force Awakens, Jyn Erso (Jones) plays the anti-hero asked to make a morally-grey choice between walking away or joining the rebellion. Felicity Jones is such a remarkable actress who delivers such raw emotional power every chance she gets.

3. Cassian Andor

International star Diego Luna (Y Tu Mama Tambien) shoots first and asks questions later as Cassian Andor. As a rebel fighter, Cassian has had to make the hard sacrifices for the resistance and has so much blood on his hands.

2. I am One With The Force

After seeing Rogue One for the bazillionith time on Netflix, you’ll be repeating the famous line, “I am one with The Force; The Force is with me” everywhere you go. Just how bad are the Stormtroopers? The Stormtroopers can’t even shoot straight and they are no match for the blind monk,  Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen).  Getting rid of the science behind midichlorians, Chirrut grounds The Force back to its spiritual roots.

1. The Ariel Dogfights

Monster director Gareth Edwards does showing new with the Star Wars franchise in the third act. Edwards puts his own stamp of filmmaking on the ariel dogfights and shootouts by shaking the camera; which had never been done before. Edwards brings a documentary style to the pulse-pounding spaceflights, making the third act a grand spectacle.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives on Netflix July 18.

– By Jorge Solis

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