Randall Kennedy and Joe Wilcox spend 40 frakking minutes of Episode 90 blathering about other topics before they finally get around to discussing “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, which one of them paid to see. Chalk the other’s viewing to desperation living somewhere where the movie isn’t showing and may not be for some time yet.
Randall isn’t impressed with the lead character played by Felicity Jones—perhaps because he repeat-watched “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” right before “Rogue One”. “Daisy Ridley just grabbed me again”, he says. “It was an amazing performance by her…I was totally transfixed, totally rooting for her by the end of the movie”. By contrast, he feels “no real empathy” for Jones’ Jyn Erso. The charter’s transformation from “whiny Millennial” to “inspiring heroic figure” is unbelievable. “Why would anyone follow her? She’s done nothing to generate that kind of loyalty”. … Frak That! Ep. 90: ‘Rogue One’