Rogue One is one of the biggest and most anticipated movies of the year, so why does it seem like such a letdown? This week on The B-Movies Podcast, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold spend the better part of an hour with a spoiler-free, and later a spoiler-filled review of the latest Star Wars prequel. How does Rogue One fit into the series? Was it a bad idea from the get-go? How political is this movie, and all of the Star Wars films so far? Why do all of the characters seem so two-dimensional, and what the heck is up with Darth Vader?
Also on this week’s episode, Bibbs and Witney review the utterly baffling new Will Smith drama Collateral Beauty and the new Denzel Washington drama Fences. They also consider the future of the DC Extended Universe and more, more, more!
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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most Craved, Rapid Reviews and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.