A must see. A solid movie and story all-around. This movie is the “one-off” story all Star Wars fans have been waiting for and also serves as the perfect gateway to the franchise for new fans. The cast is diverse and each brings something fun, exciting, and unique to the movie.
This is certainly not a bland cookie-cutter prequel. There are plenty of surprises and treats to delight fans.
The movie is visually appealing with the right balance of special effects and real cinematography. Garth Edwards took the classic approach to filmmaking through practical sets, stunts, action sequences, and more importantly acting.
Personally, I would rank this within Episodes 4-7. Enjoy!