It’s a Fact: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is the Russo Brothers’ Weakest MCU Film

Avengers: Endgame broke box-office record after box-office record after box-office record because it brought about the end of a BEAUTIFUL era that we followed and fell in love with for the last eleven years. After revisiting Captain America: Civil War for the first time after seeing Endgame my appreciation for Civil War only grew but I soon realized that Avengers: Endgame is hands down the weakest of the Russo Brothers’ four movies by a long shot and I’ll tell you why.

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Captain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War all have one very important thing in common; they are all unpredictable. Continue reading It’s a Fact: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is the Russo Brothers’ Weakest MCU Film

What’s Your Favorite Luke Skywalker Look?

Luke Skywalker, like Princess Leia and Han Solo, has had his own style throughout the Star Wars franchise. In fact, his style in A New Hope helped act as a base for Rey’s scavenger outfit in The Force Awakens. There are a lot of things to love about Luke’s design and that’s why he’s the topic for today’s segment. Enjoy!

Tatooine Farm Boy

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When we first met Luke Skywalker in A New Hope he looked like a science-fiction rendition of Arthur from the Disney version of The Sword in the Stone. With clothes fit for the sweltering temperatures of Tatooine and colors to match the sandy landscape of the planet Luke’s style in this film would become instantly iconic along with his fellow Star Wars heroes. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Luke Skywalker Look?

My Sister’s Opinion: Dark Rey Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight All Along

Sometimes, plotlines in Star Wars are in plain sight, and it only takes a certain point of view for those secret plots to reveal themselves.

Well, after thinking about Star Wars for no other reason than it was on my mind, I realized that Dark Rey has been hiding in plain sight and many haven’t been clever enough to see her.

Now, she’s not literally in plain sight, but figuratively. Dark Rey has been seen through the eyes of other characters around her, starting with The Force Awakens.

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Remember when she was being interrogated by Kylo Ren? In attempting to see the map and discover Luke Skywalker’s whereabouts, Kylo Ren searched into Rey’s mind, but she was not like Poe Dameron. She pushed back defiantly, subsequently entering his mind, and uncovered his worst fears.

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But is it possible that he saw her as Dark Rey at that moment? It’s obvious that she was using a dark tactic by searching for his weaknesses. Maybe at that moment before he cut his connection, he saw her in her most powerful state as a Sith, and it would explain the tremendous fear on his face when he looked at her afterward.

Even when he retreated to council with Snoke he says, “She is strong with the Force. Untrained but stronger than she knows.” Strong in the Dark Side? Continue reading My Sister’s Opinion: Dark Rey Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight All Along

QI’RA: Chapter Twenty-Nine

Reaching Coruscant

Several hours later Qi’ra woke when she heard a knock at the door. She hadn’t gotten in the bed and instead chose to take on a nap in one of her room’s chairs. Being a leader of Crimson Dawn, she wasn’t afforded many times to sit back and relax, and with the ship’s incessant thrumming, she was lulled into the deepest sleep she had in years.

When she went to the door, fluffing her hair which she had made sure not to ruin while she slept, she found Captain Peer standing outside. It startled her, for she was expecting to see T-38 who often came to fetch her.

“We have arrived,” he told her.

Walking off of the Star Destroyer Qi’ra’s eyes were wide as she beheld Coruscant, the capital of The Empire, for the first time.

She found herself on a massive tarmac filled with parked Star Destroyers as far as the eye could see. To the left massive buildings stretched toward the sky which was filled with the vibrant hues of sunset, painting everything in a patented evening glow. Streams of air traffic flowed by overhead as travelers went to their various destinations in an eclectic array of speeders of every color imaginable.

Stormtroopers, Imperial officers and pilots, mechanics, and others walked to and fro across the busy tarmac, without paying Qi’ra or her small entourage of Crimson Dawn allies–T-38 and Top Lieutenant Nienye–any mind.

As if expecting them, a speeder appropriately sped toward them, a rare red-orange skinned male Nautolan dressed in black piloting the craft. When he saw Captain Peer he smiled.

“Good trip, sir?” he asked as they climbed into the speeder.

Captain Peer patted him on the shoulder. “Yes. Productive as always.”

“Where are we headed today, sir?”

“The Senate Building,” the captain said, glancing at a surprised Qi’ra.

“So soon?” she asked him.

Peer smiled. “The senator is dying to meet you. We wouldn’t want him to wait another second now would we?”

Qi’ra averted her gaze.

“To the Senate Building, Chaz,” the captain told the Nautolan, patting him on the shoulder.

With that, they were off, leaving the tarmac behind as they sailed toward the city. The wind ruffled Qi’ra’s dark hair as they sped past the lanes of traffic, flying high over Coruscant’s floor if there even was one. Qi’ra didn’t want to seem like she had never been anywhere before but she couldn’t mask her awe as she stared at the Imperial capital, at the buildings that towered overhead as they zipped by, at the ground that didn’t seem to exist as the buildings went down forever and ever.

T-38 must’ve been to Coruscant before because she didn’t seem too impressed but Nienye, like Qi’ra, had wide eyes full of wonder. Captain Peer seemed pleased as he stared at them surveying the city.

Peer moved closer to Qi’ra saying quietly in her ear, “I felt the same way when I first came here.”

She looked at him. “And when was that?”

He smiled wistfully. “I was twenty. I had just joined The Empire as a lowly officer. My superior saw potential in me and brought me here to see the inner workings of The Empire. It’s a memory I’ll never forget.”

The memory made her smile but she found it odd that he would share it with her when they had only just met. As she noticed Nienye closely watching the exchange with a narrowed gaze she realized she was suddenly sitting too close to the Imperial captain. She quickly distanced herself from Peer, clearing her throat.

Through the city, they flew until things cleared out and they calmly glided across a clearing toward a building whose design resembled a mushroom. As they neared the building Qi’ra found herself gazing at the bronze statues that lined the walkways. The Nautolan pilot brought the speeder down before the building.

Fancily dressed men and women of all species walked past, either hurriedly and distracted or slowly enough where they couldn’t help being nosy. As Qi’ra exited the speeder she found Nienye had quickly departed the speeder to help her down. She smiled as she noticed the intention. It was to let Captain Peer know to back off and she appreciated it.

The Imperial captain turned to Chaz the pilot, handing him a few credits.

“Thanks for the ride,” he said.

As the speeder departed the captain looked at the three of them.

“Now, let’s find a senator.”