12 years after the last of the action franchise, Vin Diesel has suited up again in the blockbuster and while the spectacle is big, the substance is lacking according to the critics.
For a feature that has a tagline "Don't think it. Don't Say it," this STX Entertainment production should have followed their own advice if the critics are to be believed.
The Michael Fassbender video game adaptation looked the part on the trailers, but the real thing has been anything but satisfying for those that have seen it.
Despite an all-star ensemble cast that features such names as Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren and Edward Norton, the new flick has been slated by reviewers who see it as a cynical attempt to win over the Academy.
After 12 months of build up, posters, teasers, Q&A's, social media posts, trailers and ticket pre-sales, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story finally arrives to the big screen and the latest reports suggests it has been well worth the wait.
Taking a few by surprise, the biopic has received two thumbs up as the actress appears in line for another tilt at the Oscars.
The veteran actor refuses to stop performing his craft and while he attempted something ambitious playing a stand-up, it has failed to impress those tasked with writing reviews.
With the 2003 film becoming a surprise hit with moviegoers, the follow up some 13 years later has flattered to deceive as it falls short of the standards it established.
Just hitting cinemas this week, the buzz surrounding this blockbuster have been overwhelmingly positive to label it a breakthrough in the genre.
The thriller could be a return to form for the director, thanks to the help of James McAvoy.
The true story war film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it quickly became a major hit and another positive checkmark on Gibson's directing career.
Not only did the film receive not one but two standing ovations, but reviews out of the festival acknowledge Oscar contention.