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The next story coming from the Star Wars world has been released to critics, and the reviews have been mostly positive with a few very distinct exceptions.

As reviews spread across the internet on Tuesday, it became clear that audiences will either love or hate Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. A.O. Scott from The New York Times called it a “thoroughly mediocre movie” with “a surprisingly hackish script.” While Rene Rodriquez of The Miami Herald said the end was rousing, but the journey there was “about as exciting as a long drive down the Florida Turnpike.”

One review even asked, “is it time to abandon the “Star Wars” franchise?”

Despite the bad reviews, box office projections for the United States and Canada had the film grossing $100-150 million in it’s opening weekend. Disney executives stated they didn’t expect Rogue One to match The Force Awakens total gross profits. However, when pre-sale tickets went on sale for Rogue One, sites such as Fandango crashed within 10 minutes, much like The Force Awakens did the year prior.  In its first twenty four hours, Rogue One had the second-highest ever amount of pre-sale tickets sold.

Rogue One tells of a completely new story from the Star Wars timeline and universe. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

The new movie stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker and is directed by Gareth Edwards. The movie will be released in the United States on December 16, 2016.

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