That sensitivity to the series’ aesthetics carries through to much of the visual effects work. The return to old-school practical effects for The Force Awakens was well-hyped (even though nearly all of it was augmented by CG effects), and both the ground and space battles of Rogue One evoke the same sense of ‘70s realism. It’s a credit both to Edwards’ own vision, and his devotion to echoing George Lucas, that his sequences feel so authentic and familiar while still having a lively, modern sheen. Though it’s a shame the film doesn’t deliver the same crispness when it comes to computer-generated characters. Several prominent characters — ranging from humans to aliens — simply fail to deliver, falling deep into the uncanny valley and taking the audience’s ability to suspend disbelief with them.