My Ten Favorite Planets in ‘Star Wars’: The Updated Version

One of my favorite aspects of Star Wars are the locations. Whenever there’s a new planet I’m always excited to see what it’ll look like, such as the new planets in The Last Jedi, Crait and Cantonica. Throughout the Star Wars films, there have been many, many planets that I have found are absolutely incredible. So, on that note, here are my favorite planets.

10. Crait

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Crait is one of the most fascinating new worlds with its salty white exterior, the deep red interior, and the vast cliffs that hold the rebel base. It’s a very interesting planet and it’s undoubtedly one of the most original planets I’ve seen in quite a while.

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Marvel vs. ‘Star Wars’: Which Franchise Is Better?

In the past few years the two movie franchises that have dominated the box-office have been Marvel and Star Wars. They’ve provided me hours upon hours of enjoyment, new films to look forward to three to five times a year, and some downright incredible movie moments that have transcended my imagination for these beloved franchises. In the past ten years Marvel has accomplished nineteen movies and counting with their cinematic universe, the MCU, and Star Wars, in the last four decades, have made nine films in their time, some of which have changed the way we look at movies still to this day.

I have and will always be a Star Wars loyalist. I mean, I loved Star Wars when all I knew of the fantastic franchise was the despised prequel trilogy. Imagine my reality when I finally watched the original trilogy. It was like finding the Holy Grail of Star Wars movies. And then this new batch of Star Wars films under Disney have only increased my everlasting love for this franchise but I have to admit, Marvel has begun to creep towards the top spot in my heart of favorite franchises.

Marvel used to be a kind of lame cinematic universe that had mediocre to decent movies but after The Avengers in 2012 my love for the MCU has slowly begun to grow. Now after Avengers: Infinity War (which was INCREDIBLE) my love for Star Wars has slightly waned after seeing the outstanding achievement of this latest Marvel film and so I am here to fully determine which franchise I love more. Enjoy!

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ After A Second Viewing

I went and saw Avengers: Infinity War again today and I can honestly say it was as good as it was the first time, except without all of the surprises this time around. The action was superb, the emotional beats actually got me, well, emotional, and the jokes were just as hilarious, maybe even more so considering that there were a few jokes that I missed. The only downsides to seeing it twice is you can really feel that two and a half hour run time.

Oh my goodness, this is a veeerryyy long movie. I’ve seen long superhero movies before (The Dark Knight is one of my favorite movies and it’s the exact same run time as Avengers: Infinity War) but this film really feels long with all of the different subplots going on. As the scenes jump from here to there and then back around to somewhere it’s just a sometimes agonizingly long lead-up to an imminent ending.

But if you haven’t seen the movie don’t let me dissuade you from wanting to see it. It’s a ridiculously fantastic film that has some very awesome action scenes and some downright shocking moments that you won’t see coming. And Thor is AWESOME! (And Doctor Strange, and Spider Man, and Star-Lord, and Scarlet Witch, and Iron Man…you get the point.) 🙂

All in all, after seeing it a second time my new rating for the movie is 92 out of a 100 and 4.3 out 5 stars. Avengers: Infinity War was everything that I imagined it would be and more and that’s all I wanted.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

 

What’s Next for Kylo Ren?

Kylo Ren is my favorite character in this current Star Wars trilogy because he’s such an intriguingly complex character. In The Force Awakens he was a confused assassin who struggled between the pull of the light and the darkness. After killing Han Solo he supposedly cemented his stance as a pupil of the darkness but the terrible sacrifice only weakened him instead.

In The Last Jedi Rian Johnson humanized the “monster” that he was as he revealed the backstory to how Ben Solo became Kylo Ren. He turned the First Order commander into a victim rather than a crazed psychopath who just wanted to kill everything he once knew and loved. Kylo Ren is placed in a different light as he experiences this strange bond between him and Rey and we see him as a human being who just wanted some love and companionship for crying out loud. He killed Snoke for the opportunity to make a new galactic order with Rey but of course she didn’t go along with his plan and Kylo Ren became his same old bitter, angry self again.

Long story short, he had a showdown with Luke, he lost the confrontation miserably, missed his chance to wipe out the last of the Resistance due to the mirage Luke distraction, and vowed to destroy Rey. So when we see the young Ren again what will he be up to? He’s now the Supreme Leader but he can prove to be a powerful leader or will his anger issues get in the way and ultimately become his downfall? These are some of the topics that I will discuss as I theorize what should happen next for Kylo Ren. Enjoy!

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What’s Next for Rose?

Rian Johnson introduced a new major character to this current trilogy in the form of Rose, a Resistance mechanic who gets swept on an incredible adventure with Finn through the galaxy to stop the First Order. Rose was special for a couple of reasons. First of all, she was another strong woman that was being introduced to the Star Wars universe and that is always exciting. And secondly, she was the first major female Asian character to ever appear in a Star Wars movie and that was yet another boundary the Star Wars franchise had crossed. Awesome! But what now? After the events of The Last Jedi what should happen to her and where should her story go? That’s what I’m about to theorize and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Rose Was Just A Mechanic But Now She Is A Resistance Fighter. What Next?

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Rose had a tragic beginning to her story. She had just lost her best friend, her older sister, Paige, and she was an emotional wreck but she was able to find something worth caring about again in Finn. Finn, to her, was a shining light that portrayed what the Resistance was all about and she couldn’t help but look up to him but when she found out he was a fraud, of sorts, she couldn’t believe it. As she spent time with him she realized how kind of a person Finn truly was and her caring for him started to take a romantic turn. Long story short, she fought with the Resistance, nearly killed herself to save Finn’s life, and she told the ex-stormtrooper that she loved him. When we see her again in Episode IX what will she be up to? Well, that’s what I’m going to explain in this next segment.

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Rose was a Resistance fighter at the end of The Last Jedi but when we see Rose again I think J.J Abrams should keep her as a mechanic but she should undoubtedly be a lead mechanic. I would love to see Rose create some fascinating new upgrades to the X-Wings, the Fleet, and the Resistance soldiers’ weapons and gear that could help the Resistance in their fight against the First Order. That would be a great use of her character and could make her a very important character to this last movie.

I mean, what if she could make something, a weapon or some sort of device, that was so powerful that the First Order would be deathly afraid of it like the Rebellion used to react when they heard of the first Death Star? Not only would that be something that hasn’t happened before in Star Wars but it would also truly incorporate that mechanical aspect of hers. If we turn her into a plain Resistance fighter like everyone else she won’t be any different than Finn or Poe but if she’s the one who’s behind-the-scenes making mechanical upgrades that could help the Resistance in their fight against the First Order that would be pretty incredible.

Of course, she’ll still have a compelling story as she delves into her feelings with Finn and tries to defeat the First Order for her deceased sister, Rose, but I feel that that would be the most imaginative way to use her character.

I thank you for reading this theory and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force Be With You.

A Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

It’s been one day since I’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War and I’m still reeling from the movie’s climactic ending. Of course, I can’t tell you what happens and you should DEFINITELY avoid spoilers but I can say this…you won’t see it coming and it’s legitimately stunning. Now let me tell you about the rest of the movie (spoiler-free) before I delve into massive spoiler territory. Enjoy!

The Movie

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As soon as you see the Marvel Studios graphic at the beginning of the movie you completely understand that this isn’t going to be your typical Marvel film. The film begins darkly with a terrible and terrifying scene that had me nearly shedding tears and the movie truly doesn’t let go thereafter. Situations become more dire as the movie progresses, characters are faced with foes that prove to be very formidable, character relationships are pushed to the test, and the stakes for humanity are raised to the max.

Now is this film incredibly dire throughout? No and yes. There is quite a bit of a humor in the movie which is actually rather surprising. In fact, it’s the funniest Marvel movie, in my opinion, to date. I have never laughed so hard at a superhero movie but don’t let this make you concoct a picture that this movie is light because it isn’t. It’s funny when it needs to be funny but it’s dark when it needs to be dark as well. And let me tell you, the ending of this film is anything but funny.

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