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These Two ‘Star Wars’ Comics Are So Good!

I’ve just recently gotten into reading Star Wars comics and it’s kind of amazing. I got four comics from my local library and I’ve read two so far: Star Wars: Vader-Dark Visions and Star Wars Vol. 9: Hope Dies. Both left me kind of shook.

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Dark Visions is Vader at his finest as we see a few different stories told from another person’s point of view about the dark-clad warrior of the Force in the same writing style as The Legends of Luke Skywalker. But, this being Vader and all, the stories were either gruesome, creepy, or both.

I personally loved flipping through the comic’s pages dazzled by the art and the darkness that seemed to emanate from every panel. It was so good!

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The Last Episodes of ‘The Clone Wars’ Are So Amazing!

So I decided to watch the last three episodes of The Clone Wars last night and I think I kind of forgot just how epic and fantastic the end of the seventh season truly is.

Revenge of the Sith is pretty much my favorite Star Wars movie because it is the darkest Star Wars movie. The tragedy of the Jedi and their instant fall as Emperor Palpatine has his diabolical plan realized is unlike any other event in Star Wars. It affects all Jedi and turns the story of Star Wars into something very serious and interesting, leading into the aftermath which sees the likes of Kanan, Ezra, Cal Kestis, Ahsoka, and Luke Skywalker having to navigate their way through a galaxy whose entire goal is to see them destroyed.

The Clone Wars is regarded as one of the best things to ever happen to Star Wars because it doesn’t take itself lightly. There is sadness weaved throughout the series and the last three episodes of The Clone Wars completely embrace the darkness of Revenge of the Sith in both tone and circumstance in a way that is astounding.

It’s a piece of the puzzle that I didn’t know I needed but now I can’t imagine not knowing about Ahsoka/Rex and how they both dealt with the events of Order 66.

It’s sad, it’s appropriately dark, and it actually makes Revenge of the Sith better.

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My Ten Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Characters: Updated

I haven’t done this in a while because I actually haven’t cared to. I want to make a top ten Marvel heroes list but there are so many shows and movies these days it’s constantly changing (I’ll probably still write one next anyway.)

Star Wars on the other hand is a lot easier to decipher when it comes to ranking my favorite characters because there aren’t as many that I truly love. I think the last time I shared a ranking it was before The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian had come out so…this should be interesting. Enjoy!

10. Rey

There was a time when Rey was my favorite Star Wars character hands down but thanks to Abrams and Johnson’s clashing visions of the character she was dumbed down into a chosen-one type of hero with no clear inclinations as to why.

I liked Rey as a nobody, then she became a somebody, and now she’s a Skywalker. It’s draining. Plus, I love Daisy Ridley but it seemed like she was trying just a bit too hard to convey all of this emotion in Rey for the finale and ultimately just came across as a kind of annoying emotional wreck.

The only reason why I still have Rey in my top ten is because if they announced a Rey Disney+ series right now I would lose my mind so I definitely still harbor some love for the character.

9. Kylo Ren (Pre-The Rise of Skywalker)

And who surpassed Rey as my favorite character for quite a long while? Kylo Ren. It was The Last Jedi that did it as Rian Johnson fleshed out his character by making him a victim of Luke’s failure rather than just a crazed baddie. I loved the character development and was super into Kylo Ren’s story and his potential to return to being Ben Solo.

Then The Rise of Skywalker happened and suddenly he was no longer cool, he was no longer interesting, and he literally got no lines to speak as Ben Solo except for, “Ow.” What type of mess is that?

I remember leaving the movie theater after having watched The Rise of Skywalker the first time asking myself, “What did they do to my boy, Kylo?” I was furious, and still am in fact.

So, while I did love Kylo Ren a whole heck of a lot before The Rise of Skywalker it’s his story in the finale that ruined his character for me. It is only because of his role pre-The Rise of Skywalker that he’s on this list.

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Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #14-‘Rogue One’

I was skeptical about the Star Wars stories, I really was. I had never seen a Star Wars movie outside of the episodic films and I just didn’t know how a movie about the rebels who stole the Death Star plans would turn out.

It was this trailer that officially made me excited about this film and its prospects to be incredible. Here it is.

There was a strong sense of Star Wars-iness that made this trailer infuse me with awe and excitement. Specifically, the end, where we get to see a clip of Darth Vader paired with his iconic breathing. My brain exploded, goosebumps still course up my arms whenever I see that moment, and I am overcome with the gratitude that this movie really was as special as I’d hoped it would be.

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

Who’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Dad?

Star Wars is heavily wrapped around the basis of family and it’s Father’s Day! So, I’m asking you my fellow Star Wars fans, who’s your favorite Star Wars father? Here is my list of the galactic dads of the franchise.

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Galen Erso is one of the secret heroes in the Star Wars universe as he purposely sabotaged the Death Star to eventually get blown up. He risked his life creating the diabolical plan and had to sacrifice so much to get it done. While he isn’t on the poster of Rogue One he was easily one of the film’s biggest contributors.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader just might be one of the most iconic movie fathers of all time. He may have played the part of the villain for the majority of the original trilogy but through all of those wires and that cold exterior was a heart of gold that couldn’t be denied. He helped end the reign of the Empire as he killed Palpatine and even though he died he perished doing what was right and that is why he’s such a great character.

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My Ten Favorite Moments In ‘Star Wars’: Updated

Star Wars is one of the greatest franchises in film history and what makes these go-to flicks so beloved are the iconic moments in these movies. Here’s a much-needed updated list of my ten favorite moments in Star Wars. Enjoy!

10. Rise, Rey

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I’m not a fan of The Rise of Skywalker but even I cannot deny the awesomeness of the moment when Rey is lifted from the throes of death by practically every cool Jedi that has ever been in the franchise. Their voices blend together in a undulating “Rise” that gives me chills every time. Now, why she is so special, the trilogy never seemed to answer that question, and yeah the actual destruction of Palpatine is a bit lame, but I love this part no matter what. I loved it the first time and I love it still.

9. When Rey Finds Luke (The Force Awakens)

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This used to be my favorite scene in all of Star Wars. Unfortunately, it only reminds me now of where everything went terribly wrong. I still love it though.

8. “No, I Am Your Father” (The Empire Strikes Back)

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This is one of the most iconic scenes in film history. If I don’t put this on the list then…that seems a bit strange.

7. Han’s Unfortunate Demise

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This scene conflicts me every time I watch it because not only is it one of my favorite scenes in Star Wars but it’s one of my least favorite too. Here are the pros and the cons of this tear inducing moment in Star Wars. The reason why this is such a good moment is because of its impact to not only the rest of the movie but even the Sequel Trilogy. First of all it was the turning point The Force Awakens needed to turn it from being a good movie to a great movie. Secondly it completed Kylo Ren’s ultimate path to redemption. Plus, it’s a really intense, quiet moment that always draws my attention, no matter how saddening it still is to watch. Now the bad thing about this scene is simply the fact that Han Solo dies! I still can’t believe they killed him off like that. A lightsaber through the stomach, really? And then he had to fall off the bridge didn’t he? Ugh. So yeah, this scene’s on my list but it’s still painful to watch.

6. “I am a Jedi like my father before me.”

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Luke Skywalker is one of the greatest Jedi ever to live and it’s because of moments like this. After a brief plunge to what was essentially the dark side as he thoroughly kicked Darth Vader’s booty he realized, upon seeing his father’s severed robotic hand, that he was slowly becoming the thing he would never want to become.

Like a true Jedi Knight, he threw down his lightsaber before the Emperor, no matter the consequence, and stood proudly as a Jedi “like his father before him.” How can you not get pumped?! Ooh, I’m getting chills just thinking about it.

5. A Death Star Is Born

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After the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker the Not-Wise the conclusion of Revenge of the Sith is nothing short of powerful and this moment here, as Vader and Palpatine stare at the battle station that would mean the ultimate dominance for the Empire being constructed, I get goosebumps on my goosebumps. Such an incredible moment with some serious musical score prominence from, yours truly, John Williams.

4. “Hey kid.”

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I mean come on! In the movie theaters I was crying. I cry at home whenever I see this scene. And yeah, it would’ve been downright INCREDIBLE if it had been Anakin to talk to him in this moment but I’m not complaining. It was a beautiful way to bring Ben Solo back.

3. Darth Vader’s Greatest Scene

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I love Darth Vader. He’s undoubtedly one of the coolest, if not the coolest, villains in film history. All those times I watched Episodes IV-VI I didn’t realize there was one thing he never did that would’ve been so amazing to see, and that is for him to go plum off on a group of non-Force wielding enemies like he did in Rogue One. I really didn’t think I’d ever get to see a scene that looked like something out of the game, The Force Unleashed so of course I’m putting this on the list.

2. Luke Skywalker Is Awesome!!!!

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Luke Skywalker’s story in The Last Jedi may have not been what people expected (or wanted) but it was a powerful conclusion to his arc. His confrontation against the First Order and Kylo Ren will go down as one of the most epic moments in Jedi history. The first time I saw this scene I was in sheer awe and even now I just can’t get enough of it.

Plus, the music is really great too.

1. The Best Scene in Revenge of the Sith

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The prequels can be annoying at times but Revenge of the Sith actually is pretty great and it’s because of scenes like this. His disturbing conversation about Darth Plagueis and his ability to save people from death is chilling because he knows Anakin wants nothing more than to learn this power to save Padme. It’s the ultimate bait and the true beginning of the end for Anakin as a Jedi. When Anakin asks at the end of the scene, “Is it possible to learn this power?” and Palpatine answers, “Not from a Jedi” I’m always like wow, Palpatine you are super crafty.

But what makes this scene most terrifying is the padawan he speaks of killing Plagueis…is himself. 😬

So, this is an updated list of my ten favorite moments in Star Wars.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a thrilling day. May the force be with you.