At our sister site Pornokitsch, Becky Chambers writes about discovering new facets of Darth Vader in Rogue One. “In the moment, excited though I was to see the biggest of the Big Bads, I didn’t find the scene necessary. It reminded us of the timeline and that Vader is alive and well here, but we knew that already. Vader was imposing because we know him from elsewhere, not because he gave us anything new. Force choke and volcano fortress aside, he felt like an empty threat.
That is, until we saw him again.”