Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is essential viewing for fans of the franchise. The heroes walk a well-known path on their journey to steal the plans for the Death Star and the villains are all too familiar. Felicity Jones' Jyn Ersois a headstrong leader who joins Rey from Force Awakens in the badass heroines collection that the Star Wars movies are slowly compiling. By her side is Diego Luna's Cassian and a rag tag crew of rebels. It's worth noting that therebel group is comprised of various genders, abilities, skin colors and ethnicities, whereas the evil Empire is a homogenous white men. If Rogue One is an indication of the direction of the series, I am excited to see what comes next.