Holly On Hollywood
by Holly McClure
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. This epic adventure assembles a group of heroes to steal the plans to the Death Star, an ultimate weapon of destruction designed by Jyn’s (Felicity Jones) father, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) who was kidnapped from his family when Jyn was small by Empire thug, Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). There are lots of interesting characters who help Jyn: Cassian (Diego Luna), the sarcastic robot K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), the blind, wannabe Jedi Chirrut (Donnie Yen) and his battling sidekick Baze (Jiang Wen). There’s also the slimy Imperial Director Orson (Ben Mendelson) and the vicious Darth Vader (again voiced by James Earl Jones) who made audiences fear a heavy-breathing-bad-guy decades ago.
There’s nothing too intense in the PG-13 “Rogue One” …
..that would scare children, however, this action adventure is more serious than silly, which will appeal more to the grownups than younger fans. Younger audiences may be a little bored, confused, or both, because they don’t know the backstory. But for the original generation of “Star Wars” fans, “Rogue One” is an exciting epic prequel that will satisfy die hard fans.
“Remember To Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!