‘Rogue One’: Is This the Opening Crawl It Needed?

Would this have changed your experience of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?

Rogue One was the first live-action Star Wars film not to feature an opening crawl, with the filmmakers noting that the movie itself draws inspiration from the crawl to the original 1977 Star Wars.

But after viewing Rogue One, one fan felt inspired to create his own, spending about an hour after his Thursday night screening to craft the words and then using an online tool to put it all together. Here’s the text (and you can watch the finished product above):

The Jedi are all but extinct, the Republic has fallen and in their wake, the Galactic Empire has engulfed the far reaches of the galaxy in fear. Persecuted members of the Old Republic have been thrust into hiding. Only members of…