It’s Official. There Will Be a ‘Thor 4’

Okay, I am excited. There was speculation that Chris Hemsworth would return for a fourth Thor movie and whenever he was approached about the subject he always answered with an enthusiastic “I’ll do it if my character is still alive” response. Well, his character is still VERY much alive and it seems that Marvel Studios wants to see Taika Waititi create some more magic with the Asgardian superhero, as it has just been announced that there will, indeed, be a fourth Thor movie.

I don’t what to say. Where will this new imminently wacky story take this character? How will it work considering that he’s now an Asgardian of the Galaxy? Will the Guardians be a part of this story and if not why not?

Will Valkyrie return? What new characters will we meet? Oh my goodness, my thoughts are rolling around in my brain.

Are you excited to hear that there’s a fourth Thor movie? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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

Four Years Later and I Still Cry At the End of ‘The Force Awakens’

Yesterday I was reacquainting myself with one of my favorite movies, The Force Awakens, and, as always, I was having a blast. In 2015 I went to see the movie five times in the movie theaters. It’s the most I’ve ever dragged myself to the theater to rewatch a film that utterly blew me away.

Yes, The Force Awakens is practically a rehash of A New Hope, but it’s still an amazing movie with fascinating themes and wonderful characters. And its conclusion is one of the best cliffhangers I have ever seen.

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Rey arrives at Ahch-To seek out the beginning of her destiny, John Williams’ incredible score crescendoing with the falling of my tears. I don’t know what it is but no matter how hard I try I cannot refrain from releasing a tear or two while watching this chill-inducing movie ending. But it’s also rather interesting how the tears have changed over the years.

In 2015-2017 I cried mystified awe. I mean, Mark Hamill was back! Luke Skywalker was now a part of our lives once more and he seemed cooler than ever. I couldn’t stop crying tears of joy to see such an iconic character back on the big screen.

In 2018 I cried with a different feeling inside. The feeling that I now knew what happened to Luke in The Last Jedi and I was kind of sad yet still wowed by how the story evolved.

And now, in 2019, I cry with a sense of utter disappointment (and perpetual admiration of the fantastic scene.) The Last Jedi has grown on me, and not in a good way. I haven’t watched The Last Jedi in months and the more I think about it the more I realize it isn’t a Star Wars movie. Yes, the story does make sense if you look at it in context with ALL of the other films but it’s still annoying to watch on the fly. The only way I can tolerate it these days is if I watch it after a Star Wars marathon, which can be tasking. Continue reading Four Years Later and I Still Cry At the End of ‘The Force Awakens’

These Are the Rotten Tomatoes Scores for Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie: from Worst to Best

A few months ago I wrote a post sharing all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores of the Marvel movies at that time. Now I’ve decided to do the same for all ten Star Wars movies. Let’s see which movies prevail and which movies the critics deem the worst in the franchise. Enjoy!

10. The Phantom Menace: 54%

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Children (me being one of them) loved and still love The Phantom Menace. Adults, obviously not so much.

Audience Score: 59%

The audience was a tad bit more lenient, but it was still rotten.

9. Attack of the Clones: 65%

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Moving out of Rotten territory, Attack of the Clones is looked upon with a little more fondness upon critics. This isn’t, by any means, a good score though.

Audience Score: 56%

Audiences however were not very fond of the Star Wars prequel sequel, giving it a score worse than The Phantom Menace.

8. Solo: A Star Wars Story: 70%

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Solo was fraught with behind-the-scenes conflict, resulting in a film that not only lost money for Disney but would become one of the franchise’s worst reviewed films. But it is Certified Fresh so that’s a relief.

Audience Score: 64%

While it’s not considered Rotten among audiences it was very clear that they were not in love with this second standalone Star Wars movie.

7. Revenge of the Sith: 80%

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While it is clearly deemed far better than its prequel predecessors by critics this film is far from glory in terms of Rotten Tomatoes scores. But hey, at least it reached 80%.

Audience Score: 66%

Audiences were not as lenient. With Darth Vader’s infamous “NOOO!!!!!!” echoing in their ears it was destined for this score to sit under 70%.

6. Return of the Jedi: 81%

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While A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back were clear cinematic masterpieces Return of the Jedi is clearly the weakest of the original trilogy. I mean come on, Ewoks. Giant teddy bears with spears? Not that cool…at all. But that’s just my opinion.

Audience Score: 94%

Clearly the audience felt differently.

5. Rogue One: 84%

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Now this is ridiculous. This movie is clearly better than an 84% score. But I guess critics didn’t feel the same way. I think because Jyn’s story wasn’t developed more and it moved along at a super fast pace, concluding with a very long battle sequence that can honestly be a bit tiring to most, it would leave some walking out of the theater with a dazed brain. Hence, 84%.

Audience Score: 86%

Well at least audiences had a little more sense. This movie is amazing. Pure and simple.

4. The Last Jedi: 91%

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While this film was met with plenty of searing backlash by fans critics actually liked the film, heralding it for its thoughtful storytelling and epic qualities.

Audience Score: 44%

While this score was mainly affected by the ridiculous Star Wars trolls that bombarded Rotten Tomatoes to give the film a horrendous score it is no secret that this movie split fans straight down the middle with its polarizing themes, characters, and use of classic heroes.

3. The Force Awakens: 93%

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J.J Abrams revived the Star Wars franchise with an agreeable film that left critics pleasantly surprised. No, it wasn’t the best Star Wars movie ever made but it was pretty darn close.

Audience score: 87%

Star Wars fans weren’t as easy to please but it was very clear that this movie managed to please the masses.

2. A New Hope: 93%

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Beginning what would be four decades of happiness for generations of families A New Hope is the only Star Wars movie to be nominated for Best Picture and it deserved it. The movie would go on to be the greatest cultural phenomenon of all time.

Audience Score: 96%

It wasn’t the critics that took this film to the heights that it reached but rather the avid fans as they could not stop thinking about the movie that transported them to a galaxy far, far away.

1. The Empire Strikes Back: 95%

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It’s no surprise that this is the best rated Star Wars movie on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s literally perfect from beginning to end. Will it ever be topped? It’ll take an Oscar-worthy Star Wars film to dethrone the Jedi Master.

Audience Score: 97%

Fans thought A New Hope was amazing but they were not prepared for what would come next. With the film taking a dire turn and dropping the greatest movie bombshell in cinema history it’s very deserving of this vs near-perfect score.

So these are all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores. Some are surprising, some, not so much, but it’s fun to see nonetheless.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.