Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide

Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide

The essential, comprehensive guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story .This exciting reference format accompanies the eagerly anticipated, first-ever standalone Star Wars movie: Rogue One. This beautifully detailed title features in-depth character profiles, plus 5 newly commissioned and fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and mapped-out locations. With clear and auth...

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Title:Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
Author:Pablo Hidalgo
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ISBN:146545263X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:200 pages

Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide Reviews

  • Art of the Film
    Dec 17, 2016

    This is a comprehensive guide to the characters, creatures, droids, planets, and designs of

    . There are a lot of new elements in the film which expand the Star Wars universe, but there are also many connections to the saga films, namely "A New Hope". The book discusses the many aspects of the film, both old and new. Of course, being an Ultimate Visual Guide, the book centers around high-resolution photos that fans will love. The book maintains the high editorial sta

    This is a comprehensive guide to the characters, creatures, droids, planets, and designs of

    . There are a lot of new elements in the film which expand the Star Wars universe, but there are also many connections to the saga films, namely "A New Hope". The book discusses the many aspects of the film, both old and new. Of course, being an Ultimate Visual Guide, the book centers around high-resolution photos that fans will love. The book maintains the high editorial standards, as well as quality printing and layout, that fans have come to expect from DK Publishing and the previous Star Wars visual guides.

    All of the visual elements of the film are included here (with the exception of a few that are meant to be surprises).

    - Characters: Jyn Erso, Saw Gerrera, K2-SO, Director Krennic, Darth Vader, etc

    - Rebel and Empire forces, as well as their costumes

    - Props such as weapons, survival kits, and other gear

    - The various ships and transports such as the X-Wing, TIE Striker, and AT-ACT.

    - The Death Star plans and the datatape cartridge that contains them.

    - The various planets in the film and their environments, local populations, and landmarks.

    The book includes a nice foreword from John Knoll, as well as a galactic map which includes the new planets in Rogue One, and a size comparison chart (so you can see the relative scale of the film's combat vessels in relation to each other). There are also a few pages at the end of the book that go behind the scenes with photographs of the film's production, a very welcome addition for those curious about the filmmaking process.

  • Steve Davala
    Jan 05, 2017

    I've read other "Visual Dictionaries" for Star Wars, but this one takes the cake. There is SO much info in here about the movie. I read this after I watched it one time, then when I saw the movie again, I noticed so much more, and felt more connected to the movie/characters/etc.

    Love the art style, cinematography, etc. This book is one I shall have out on my coffee table when guests arrive.

  • Amy Sturgis
    Dec 30, 2016

    Anyone who left the film

    wanting to know more about the main characters, the background characters, the settings and places, and/or the ships and technology will find a lot to consider and enjoy here. There is a great deal of content, from a detailed look at young Jyn's homemade toys to an analysis of the set pieces in Saw Guerrera's Jedha hideout.

    I read this primarily for the information on the characters and the big ideas behind the universe, after reading the nov

    Anyone who left the film

    wanting to know more about the main characters, the background characters, the settings and places, and/or the ships and technology will find a lot to consider and enjoy here. There is a great deal of content, from a detailed look at young Jyn's homemade toys to an analysis of the set pieces in Saw Guerrera's Jedha hideout.

    I read this primarily for the information on the characters and the big ideas behind the universe, after reading the novel

    and the novelization of the film. (That reading order seemed to work very well.) Here are just a few of the details in the

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    * Both Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus, as remnants of the Guardians of the Whills, represent a different understanding of the Force than the one held by the Jedi: "Unlike the late departed Jedi, the teachings of the Guardians of the Whills do not emphasize the discord between lightness and darkness. The Guardians believe their approach allows mortal minds to encompass the totality of the Force."

    * The red sash we see worn by both Lyra Erso and Chirrut Îmwe is known as the red sash of the enlightened, one of "the scarlet vestments of the sects native to Jedha -- one of the last holy outposts of Force knowledge in the galaxy." This is to be expected for a Guardian of the Whills, but this also serves as a visual reminder of the fact that Lyra studied the history and philosophy of Force users, even when such research was discouraged by the Empire.

    * Chirrut Îmwe wasn't always blind. "Chirrut does not speak of how he came to be blinded, but due to the simplicity of Jedha medicine, the condition is real and irreversible. He has adapted to his new state well..."

    * At some point, Cassian Andor was captured and questioned by the Empire, because he knows personally "from experience the efficacy of Imperial interrogation." This explains why he "respects the need for secrets to be kept from field agents" and (usually) respects the chain of command.

  • Grace
    Dec 28, 2016

    krennic <3

  • Mauri
    Jan 01, 2017

    Seeing the new Star Wars movies as someone who spent 7 years as the kind of fan who could rattle off all of the components necessary to build an astromech droid is frankly, weird. Rogue One, with its chronological proximity to the films of my youth, was a treat. My dad and I left the theater trying to name everything we recognized from the original trilogy.

    So this book was a fun combination of new details to add to my database, but also a source of a lot of cognitive dissonance. The council's ja

    Seeing the new Star Wars movies as someone who spent 7 years as the kind of fan who could rattle off all of the components necessary to build an astromech droid is frankly, weird. Rogue One, with its chronological proximity to the films of my youth, was a treat. My dad and I left the theater trying to name everything we recognized from the original trilogy.

    So this book was a fun combination of new details to add to my database, but also a source of a lot of cognitive dissonance. The council's jackets being based on "traditional Alderaanian military livery" is hard to reconcile with "Alderaan is a pacifistic planet with no weapons". Another disquieting bit was the continued erasure of established pilots like Wedge Antilles, Biggs Darklighter, Wes Janson, and Hobbie Klivian. Jek Porkins gets a mention, but not Biggs? Hrm. That all added to the bummer that was the confirmation of what I saw in the film - a few token background rebel women and POC pilots and infantry, but 85% white men. If they had kept pilots we already had names for for the white guy coalition and made everyone else a woman, I would have been a lot happier.

  • Vojtěch
    Jan 15, 2017

    Kdo viděl film, tak ví. Super obrazová publikace plná informací, fotek a ilustrací ze světa Star Wars, které jsou spojeny s Rogue One.

  • Tereza
    Feb 12, 2017

    Recenze -

  • Helix
    Jan 24, 2017

    Doesn't really count as reading, and I haven't really read mine anyways, but whoa, it really doesn't disappoint. Came for more info about R1 and pretty pictures (*coughs* Krennic *coughs*), stayed exactly for that, and so much more. 10/10 would recommend, especially to people who really loved R1.

    Those TIE Strikers looked gorgeous as hell! And who knew Krennic's captain privately referred to his ship as the Pteranodon? The Star Destroyers are gorgeous too (sorry Rebels, filthy Imperial sympathiz

    Doesn't really count as reading, and I haven't really read mine anyways, but whoa, it really doesn't disappoint. Came for more info about R1 and pretty pictures (*coughs* Krennic *coughs*), stayed exactly for that, and so much more. 10/10 would recommend, especially to people who really loved R1.

    Those TIE Strikers looked gorgeous as hell! And who knew Krennic's captain privately referred to his ship as the Pteranodon? The Star Destroyers are gorgeous too (sorry Rebels, filthy Imperial sympathizer here), and go no further for the plans of the Death Star. It's all here. And not just info dump, either, but plenty of gorgeous photographs and art to go with it. I really want to get the Art book as a companion piece.

    My only complaint is that we still don't have much info about Krennic's life pre-Catalyst, but, hey, that's just me. I think I'll be flipping through these magnificent pages for a long time.

  • Andrei Ryumin
    Jan 27, 2017

    This is a beautiful book but it really lacks information. I wanted to know some background of the main characters but it adds nothing new; something about Vader's castle or his human servant - also none. Most reduculous - nothing about Bor Galet - not even a picture!

    On the other hand, there is plenty of "information" that may be of interest only for a die hard fan such as cut sections of the vehicles, names of the companies who built them, weapons, armor and clothes details, or names of and shor

    This is a beautiful book but it really lacks information. I wanted to know some background of the main characters but it adds nothing new; something about Vader's castle or his human servant - also none. Most reduculous - nothing about Bor Galet - not even a picture!

    On the other hand, there is plenty of "information" that may be of interest only for a die hard fan such as cut sections of the vehicles, names of the companies who built them, weapons, armor and clothes details, or names of and short notes about different solders of various fractions most of which had seconds of screen time.

    I'm also disapointed by the quality: the paper is as in cheap comics or magazines, albeit thicker, where you leave your fingerprints whenever you touch it even lightly.

    Anyway, this was my first book of this kind and probably they are all as useless as this one, so although I like Star Wars, no more "visual guides" for me.

  • Craig Yoshihara
    Feb 08, 2017

    I have always loved Dorling Kindersley books (known as “DK” for short). They have a long history of having great pictures, cool cross-sections, and bizarre little known facts so of course when they published a book on Rogue One it would have all of those elements – and more. What was special about this publication were two things – one that it included more than just details about ships and characters and two that it was written by none other than Star Wars guru Pablo Hidalgo.

    If you want to read

    I have always loved Dorling Kindersley books (known as “DK” for short). They have a long history of having great pictures, cool cross-sections, and bizarre little known facts so of course when they published a book on Rogue One it would have all of those elements – and more. What was special about this publication were two things – one that it included more than just details about ships and characters and two that it was written by none other than Star Wars guru Pablo Hidalgo.

    If you want to read my complete review go to