Kevin Smith Calls ‘Rogue One’ “‘Empire Strikes Back’ Great”

Kevin Smith is known not only as an incredible filmmaking and writing, but also known for his deep love for cinema, especially Star Wars. Last night at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, he was accompanied by his daughter Harley Quinn Smith, star of his latest film Yoga Hosers, and his reaction to the film was nothing less than what we expected. 

In a Facebook post he wrote,

“Holy Sith! Rogue One is unbelievably wonderful! No lie: it is Empire Strikes Back great! An excellent chapter in the Star Wars universe!”

In the same post, he also talks a little about Darth Vader’s appearance and role in the film

“LOTS of breathtaking moments and tie-ins to the Saga. But you are not prepared for how f-cking epic Darth Vader is in this movie. You will flat-out squeal through the last act of Rogue One and the final 10 minutes will show you something you’ve never seen before that you never knew how much you wanted to see in the first place.”

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016