Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jyn and Cassian Battle Stormtroopers on Jedha in First 'Rogue One' Clip

Rogue One is barely two weeks from release at this point. The first clip landed aired during Felicity Jones' appearance The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. It starts around 3:10 in the video below: 
The clip starts with Jyn and Cassian evading some kind of stormtrooper assault on the streets of Jedha. Jyn hides behind a corner while Cassian turns onto an alleyway, effortlessly blasts a trooper, and then runs the opposite direction when several more appear. 

He and Jyn are quickly cornered in the alley with stormtroopers on both sides. Jyn whips out a baton and violently dispatches several troopers, taking out the last two with a blaster. She turns and instinctively shoots and kills one of K-2SO's Imperial duplicates. The real Kaytoo appears and asks, "Did you know that wasn't me?" Jyn replies with an unconvincing "Of course..."
Between the lightning-fast action and classic Star Wars-sounding music, this clip confirms that Rogue One (or at least, parts of it) will still feel very much like a Star Wars movie. It also demonstrates Cassian's efficiency and calmness in the midst of battle, as well as Jyn's expertise with multiple forms of combat. 

Interestingly, this clip calls to mind Rey and Finn's first scene together in The Force Awakens. Cassian (like Finn) is a traditional male hero who assumes that Jyn needs his help, but discovers that she (like Rey) is more than capable of kicking bad guy ass on her own.
What do you think of this clip? Are you hoping for more clips in the coming weeks? Tell me in the comments or tweet to @SithObserver, and may the Force be with you all. 

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