Fans Divided As Critics Take Sabres To Star Wars 'Rogue One'


Fans divided as critics take sabres to Star Wars 'Rogue One'

PARIS, , (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Dec, 2016 ) - Thousands of cinemagoers finally got to see the new Star Wars spin-off film on Wednesday as it opened across Europe, delighting some fans and critics, but being branded leaden by others.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has already notched up the highest first day pre-sales ever in the United States following last year's record-breaking "The Force Awakens". But there was less enthusiasm on the other side of the Atlantic with the first screenings in Paris only three-quarters full and only a few dozen braving the Stockholm cold to see it.

Several critics had already taken their lightsabers to the plot with the New York Times calling it a "thoroughly mediocre movie" that millions would sit through "and convince themselves that it's perfectly delightful".