Rogue One was definitely an awesome new part in the Star Wars universe. However, spanning the galactic gap between the prequels and the later scenes through the adventures of a totally new line-up of rebel forces is no simple task. As a result, it was difficult not to have plot gaps in Rogue One. Here are some them listed along with a few spoilers….
1. Lyra’s demise was totally futile
When Jyn (Felicity Jones) returns home with news of the arrival of the ship, her parents are two steps ahead; they are packing their belongings and calling into their mystery buddy Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) to tell him they have company. Saw lets them know that they “know what to do.” This involves Galen going out as the only welcome wagon and faking that nobody else is home while his daughter and wife dash out to a hiding spot. However, Lyra spoils the plan before it starts and heads out to play pawn by pointing a gun at Krennic with nil possibility of it really working. Was her sacrifice a part of the plan right from the beginning? Did she really intend to die like an idiot so Galen’s decision to abandon the country life and then re-join the Imperial weapons team would appear to be real? This doesn’t make sense at all. Her demise was totally trivial and all it did was make Jyn irate and lonely.
2. Krennic should’ve been aware of the fact that Jyn was a young girl
When Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) first pays his destined visit to the provincial hideaway of Galen (Mads Mikkelsen) and Lyra Erso (Valene Kane), he makes a remark about the kid the pair had and that they had to find “it.” There was no gender description given. However, as Jyn’s later flashback appears, it reveals that Krennic had been in her presence earlier on, when they were on a ship together and Galen was tucking her into bed in braids while promising to take care of her.