The Six Best Star Wars Hairstyles

(This is a post I forgot I wrote years ago so…I wanted to reshare it with you. Enjoy!)

I love Star Wars for so many reasons. I love the stories, I love the action, I love the environment, and I absolutely love the characters. And of course, each character has their own special style and part of that style is their hair. So, on that note, here are my six favorite Star Wars hairstyles.

6. Qui-Gon Jin

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Qui-Gon is cool for so many different reasons and one of those reasons is his impeccable hairstyle. First of all, it’s totally a look that I would imagine a Jedi Master having. It’s simple yet elegant in a way, it has this kind of Samurai warrior vibe which is totally sensible considering that George Lucas’s inspiration for the Jedi was from Samurai, and it perfectly defines Qui-Gon. He’s also the only character in Star Wars, so far, with a hairstyle like this. Now I think Rey is going to go a little Qui-Gon on everyone with her new look but that’s a whole other topic.

However, at the moment Qui-Gon Jin has the coolest hairstyle as a Jedi so far.

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I Think There Were Force Connections Before ‘The Last Jedi’

If you’ve read my previous post you will know that I have recently watched Revenge of the Sith and to my great surprise I think I discovered another secret Force connection but not from The Last Jedi but instead from a movie made over a decade before it; Revenge of the Sith. There’s a scene after Anakin is told to wait in the Jedi Council by Mace Windu that highlights a quiet but emotional moment between Anakin and Padme Amidala.

They are both sitting in a chair deep in thought with a window to their backs and slowly, as they seem to sense one another, they go to look out the window.

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They both seem to stare at each other even though they are miles apart. Padme gazes at the Jedi temple across the way.

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And Anakin stares at the apartment building they live in across the way. Both of their faces are creased with emotion and while they may not know it, they’re practically looking at one another eye to eye.

You see, I don’t think this is as strong a Force connection as say the meetings between Rey and Kylo Ren where they were literally in the presence of one another but rather a different connection where they can sense each other and are linked in a strange bond they can’t rid themselves of. And this isn’t the only time this has happened.

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In Attack of the Clones when Padme and Anakin find themselves in the dreadful droid factory they both face death at the same time (Padme almost gets covered in molten lava, Anakin almost becomes chopsui thanks to a giant axe) before finally getting caught.

And then there’s the parallel between these two lovebirds as Anakin gets medically attended to fully become the Darth Vader we all know and love and Padme is medically aided as she gets ready to bring Luke and Leia into the world. The scene cuts back and forth between them, each of them experiencing pain in different ways. Anakin’s mutilated body is the source of his pain and Padme’s is her childbirth. And they both end up dying as well, as Padme dies from supposed lack of will to go on and the man that was Anakin Skywalker is destroyed by his new identity, Darth Vader.

All three of these scenes hint at the idea that there were Force connections before The Last Jedi was even thought of. Of course, they are not as elaborate and personal as the ones in The Last Jedi where two people can hold hands across an entire galaxy but the concept is still there and that’s pretty cool.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this theory and whether there should be more Force connections in the future. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

 

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ or ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Which Movie Is Your Favorite?

Marvel has made plenty of entertaining films that have left fans of all ages clamoring for more but there are those rare gems in the franchise that are truly outstanding movies. Marvel is heralded for its incredible use of humor and Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok is among the funniest installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But what makes them so great isn’t just the numerous amount of jokes but the truly enjoyable storyline and characters. Both of these films with its laugh-out-loud humor and vibrant colors brought a standard to the Marvel’s funnier installments and have become ultimate fan favorites.

That’s why, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I decided to make this the topic. Here’s a closer look at each film’s similar aspects. Continue reading ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ or ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Which Movie Is Your Favorite?

We’re Just a Few Months Away from ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

It seems like this year for movies has been busted up. We didn’t get to see Mulan or Black Widow. Summer movies have been delayed to next year. It’s an unprecedented moment in US history and I am very saddened by the future prospects of cinema.

However, there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and it involves the live-action series that will arrive later this year on Disney+. One such series is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. To say I’m excited about this series is an understatement.

I can’t wait to eventually hear news about this series, which should arrive in the coming months, or even weeks. Gosh, I’m so ready to see this story and how it will affect the MCU phases moving forward. I just have to wait a little longer.

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

‘Ben-Hur’: A Powerful Epic That Swept Me Away

I’ve been trying to update my list of Best Picture winners which has led me to Ben-Hur, the film that stars Charlton Heston (the only movie he would gain a nomination and Oscar for Best Actor) and would go on to win eleven! Oscars and deservedly so. (The only other movies to earn eleven Oscars have been Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.)

The film is SUPER long at a whopping three hours and forty-three minutes and boy did it capture me and never let go. I was truly expecting this film to be a bore. Imagine my surprise when it was the exact opposite.

With great special effects for 1959 and sweepingly epic scenes like the absolutely riveting chariot race, my adoration of this film grew to insurmountable heights, but at the heart of this story of revenge lied a powerful lesson of love and forgiveness. By the film’s conclusion, I was expectedly weeping profusely and gazing in awe at the beauty of the movie’s impactful storyline.

I’ve seen The Ten Commandments and Planet of the Apes, the other two films Charlton Heston are known for, but this is undoubtedly his best film and definitely one of the best movies that I’ve seen. Continue reading ‘Ben-Hur’: A Powerful Epic That Swept Me Away

Movie Spotlight: ‘Last Action Hero’

It’s Saturday and it’s always fun on the weekends to watch a great movie. Now, more than ever, as we must find time indoors due to COVID-19. Each Saturday I’m going to share a film that has managed to impress me in all possible facets as that week’s Movie of the Week and for this first segment of this brand new series I have picked Last Action Hero, the best highly underrated Arnold Schwarzenegger film of all time.

I have seen this movie at least four times and with every viewing, I have a smile on my face, I hear a new joke, notice a new thing and am always covered in goosebumps and ridiculously pleased by the film’s conclusion. Here is the film’s synopsis.

With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character. Continue reading Movie Spotlight: ‘Last Action Hero’