‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 2

Clint Barton. The butt of so many Avengers jokes.

Being one of the original six Avengers, lots of fans found him to be the most uninteresting addition to the superhero team for his lackluster storyline. The writers tried to spruce up his involvement in the MCU by revealing that he had a family in Age of Ultron but he still sat on the bottom of the totem pole.

Hawkeye may get a lot of flack for being the most…regular Avenger but I love him. And his storyline in Avengers: Endgame was truly the icing on the cake. So, with no further delay, here is the story of his redemption. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 2

Is There a Maul/Qi’ra Disney+ Series Coming Our Way in the Future?

The Star Wars rumor mill is ramping back up and it seems that word has emerged that a Disney+ series focusing on Maul and Qi’ra could be coming our way. That’s right. Along with the recent speculation that Donal Glover would reprise his role as Lando Calrissian for his own Disney+ series, this Solo spinoff featuring two of the coolest criminals in the galaxy (Maul and Qi’ra) sounds like a win-win situation.

I have been fascinated with Qi’ra ever since she decided to leave Han on Savareen to fly off to an audience with Maul. I felt that her story needed to be continued in whatever capacity Disney was willing to give us and I’m sure they feel the same way.

It would also be a fascinating series because of how different the storyline can be. This isn’t anything like The Mandalorian or any of the other Star Wars movies. This would be a story about villains and their dominance over so many poor souls in the galaxy. Qi’ra would be Maul’s right-hand man in the operation, following his orders while waiting for the right opportunity to take him down herself in the same way that she did Dryden.

Maybe, through some conflict with Qi’ra, it will explain how Maul ended up on Malachor as nothing more than a desperate hermit trying to unlock the secrets within the Sith Temple.

Ooh, the possibilities of a Maul/Qi’ra series are endless, and it would be a good choice on Disney’s part to greenlight this story asap.

Would you like to see a Maul/Qi’ra series? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Gave Us One of the Best Scenes in ‘Star Wars’

The Rise of Skywalker is the finale to a saga that has consumed nearly 100% of my lifetime. As a one-year-old baby, my parents went to watch The Phantom Menace in the movie theater and I was there, intrigued by the big screen whenever I heard something interesting happening. Star Wars is in my bones, it’s partially made me who I am today, and I thank my parents for introducing me to a story that I love so much.

Now, The Rise of Skywalker isn’t perfect. Far from it, in fact. There are so many plot holes, so many convenient scenarios, and it’s clearly a rushed story with a bunch of content crammed into a movie that isn’t given the time to be anything special. But there is one scene that is perfect. A scene that has made me cry since the first time I saw it and made me ball my eyes out last night after watching The Rise of Skywalker for what I think is my…seventh viewing.

And that scene, of course, is Kylo Ren’s turn to the Light with Harrison Ford reprising his role one last time as Han Solo.

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There is something so beautiful about this scene and how it mirrors the tragic scene in The Force Awakens where Kylo Ren kills his father on StarKiller Base. Kylo Ren is undoubtedly the most interesting character of the Sequel Trilogy and, for a while, became my favorite Star Wars character (that is, until Ezra Bridger and Mando entered my life.)

Despite having the personal weakest storyline of the trilogy as Kylo Ren fawns after Rey for basically the entirety of The Rise of Skywalker instead of being his good old scary self, this moment where he rejects the dark side to fulfill his mother’s dying wish is golden.

From the subtle music that doesn’t overtake the power of this moment to Adam Driver’s perfect acting chops coming to life as he slowly becomes Ben Solo before our eyes, culminating in the words that’ll melt any and every Star Wars fan: “Dad”, “I know.” And then, when he throws that lightsaber away and John Williams pairs the moment with a powerful swell of redemptive music I often find myself weeping profusely and praising the film for that scene.

No, this movie isn’t perfect, but if the whole film had been like this one part, it would undoubtedly be my favorite Star Wars movie.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day. May the Force be with you.