15The Story Was Sporadic And Rushed
We’ll concede that this fact has some form of truth to it, but merely because the addition of so many new characters gave Rogue One the impression of feeling sporadic when it really wasn’t.
Once you’re familiar with who’s-who and you watch the movie for a second or third time, the
scenes feel less rushed and the events taking place make a lot more sense.
Could there have been adjustments made to create a smoother flowing storyline? Perhaps, but when you take into account that this is a completely untold story within Star Wars canon, then you become more forgiving for those brief sporadic moments.
In regard to Rogue One feeling rushed, nobody wanted it to be a four hour film. Could there have been less main characters? Sure, but then the story might not have been as well-rounded.