Revisiting The Last Jedi Novel

Ahead of the newest Star Wars novel to join my collection, Resistance Reborn, a must-have prequel to The Rise of Skywalker, I’m revisiting one of the best novels I’ve ever read, The Last Jedi. Heading to November 5, I will share every day a mini-review of a few chapters in the novel and how those chapters compare to the actual movie. And then, as soon as I get my hands on Resistance Reborn (which I’m super excited about!!!!) I’ll deliver a review asap.

So, with no further delay, here’s my first review of the Prologue-Chapter 4. Enjoy!

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It’s always fun opening up a novel and seeing the words of the “opening crawl” looking back at me. But the next scene following those words immediately make you realize this is not going to be the same as the movie.

We get a different opening that starts the story with Luke Skywalker. It’s a look at an alternate reality where Luke Skywalker has remained on Tatooine, gotten old, gotten married to a woman who was briefly seen in a deleted scene from A New Hope, and The Empire has destroyed every last remnant of the Rebellion.

For Star Wars fans, it’s a haunting reality that immediately displays the idea that The Last Jedi is going to be a very different movie. A movie that is designed to be more thoughtful than The Force Awakens could ever be. Continue reading Revisiting The Last Jedi Novel

The Dark Knight Lives (THIRTY)

Katherine Kane was walking down an alley near a pier, her mask covering the bottom half of her face. She had obtained some rather interesting information from the rowdy bunch of drunken hooligans at The Steampot and was now following their lead.

Apparently, something big was happening tonight. A well-known crime boss by the name of Harley was conducting some illegal business down by the pier. Apparently, the deal the boss was conducting had something to do with The Flock; the masked goons known to be working for The Penguin. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (THIRTY)

Throwback Friday: ‘The Return of the King’ or ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Which Movie Is Better?

Movie finales. It’s a hard type of film to make because there are so many expectations for a wonderful conclusion to a good story. I’ve seen plenty of movie finales. Return of the Jedi was the last movie of the Original Star Wars trilogy and while it was entertaining it was nowhere near as good as its two predecessors. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a worthy ending to the 8-part Harry Potter series but it wasn’t the best segment of the story and, is it just me, or was the final duel between Harry Potter and Voldemort kind of lackluster?

Revenge of the Sith was the final film of the Prequel Star Wars trilogy and while it was clearly better than its previous two movies the first two films weren’t that great to begin with. And The Dark Knight Rises was a decent superhero movie but compared to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight it clearly was the lamest of the three films. Even the final Godfather movie (which I haven’t seen) supposedly didn’t live up to the standards of its two predecessors. That leads me to the topic of this post. Continue reading Throwback Friday: ‘The Return of the King’ or ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Which Movie Is Better?