As I have written in the past, I’m not particularly fond of Gareth Edwards as a director. I think that he’s talented but the movies he’s directed so far never seem to fit well with his stylistic sensibilities.
Monsters could have been titled ‘Traveling Through Mexico Meeting An Occasional Beastie‘ while Legendary’s Godzilla remake could have been called ‘Godzilla? Where!?‘ due to, pardon the pun, the legendary monster’s late entry in his own movie.
That being said, what we can see from his direction of Star Wars: Rogue One is interesting because it shows a grittier side of the Star Wars movies, which look almost sanitized by comparison.
It looks like that we’re going to see more of the aftermath of what happens when the massive vehicles common to the Star Wars universe lay waste to a place; the human cost of all the technology run amok.
It should be an interesting juxtaposition and perhaps better fitting with Edwards’ style.