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Yes! What Has Happened To Finn?

You may see the title of this post and think to yourself, “What do you mean ‘What has happened to Finn’? Hasn’t he been in both trailers for The Rise of Skywalker?” Well, yes, as a matter of fact, he has. He has also been highlighted in promotional material for the movie as well. But there’s something deeper going on here. It’s what has become a slow but ultimately effective elimination of the character’s grand story for only one reason; to appease a certain portion of the Star Wars fandom and I didn’t realize how bad it was until I read this post linked here in this post from a fantastic Star Wars analysis website called swshadowcouncil.com.

To give you a taste of how things have changed for Finn over the course of the last four years here’s a simple look at the official posters for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

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Finn was very important in The Last Jedi. In fact, he had the second-highest screentime in the film only behind Rey but Leia, who had far less screen time is bigger than him and Poe Dameron, who also wasn’t in the film nearly as much like him was delegated to being the same size as him on the poster.

Finn is a MAJOR character in this story and yet LucasFilm has delegated him to almost side-character status. If these posters don’t have you convinced click the link below to read more.

via Where is Finn?: The Erasure and Sidelining of a Star Wars Protagonist

You will be utterly shocked at the treatment Finn has undertaken over the years.

The question is: How will he be placed on the official poster for The Rise of Skywalker? I guess we will see in a coming couple of days.

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

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Who’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Duo?

Star Wars is a wonderful franchise that has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world and part of the reason why is because of the characters. Without those incredible heroes like Luke and Rey or the memorable villains, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, these movies wouldn’t be half as entertaining as they are now.

Throughout the years there have been incredible character duos in Star Wars that have made the movies so much more fun to watch and today they are part of my weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Here are all of the Star Wars duos (this is solely based on the movies.)

Finn and Rey

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Finn and Rey have had quite the journey through the trilogy so far. In fact, their individual journeys ended up leading them apart for the majority of The Last Jedi. But when they are together it’s like a match made in heaven.

Before we were reacquainted with Han Solo and Chewbacca in The Force Awakens we were following the stories of youngsters Finn and Rey and they were so immediately lovable I didn’t even miss the Star Wars veterans. Their friendship is part of the reason why I love The Force Awakens so much and I can’t wait to see them have more time together in Episode IX.

Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Duo?

Here are Six Caricatures I Just Can’t Get Enough Of

Every once in a while my sister draws something that blows my mind. Whether it’s the creativity, the ultra cuteness, or the sheer beauty of her pieces they always manage to blow me away. Recently my sister created six caricatures for six Star Wars characters from the Sequel Trilogy and I had to share them with you. Enjoy!

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Rey is so cute. Rey is often shown as such a serious character but in this picture, my sister provided levity to her caricature that reveals her benevolence as well as the silent but present joy she displays at times in the films. Continue reading Here are Six Caricatures I Just Can’t Get Enough Of

Comparing the ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Teasers

After the D23 Special Look for The Rise of Skywalker I was so excited, I went back and watched the trailers for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and, of course, The Rise of

Skywalker in an expectedly awesome Star Wars trailer marathon. It was so much fun. So fun, in fact, that I wanted to write about it. So, with no further delay, here’s an analysis of the correlating Star Wars sequel trilogy teasers.

The Force Awakens

 

When this teaser came out for The Force Awakens we hadn’t seen anything related to Star Wars that was new since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. In that ten-year span being a Star Wars fan was fun but all we had were the six George Lucas films, which were awesome, but old news.

Seeing this teaser, I can still feel the emotions I had while watching it for the first time, especially when seeing Kylo Ren for the first time with that amazing crossguard lightsaber.

This teaser was designed simply to display in a short amount of time, Star Wars is back! And the Millennium Falcon at the end is, of course, the icing on the cake.

As the logo displays itself in the classic yellow color the music is bright and adventurous. The teaser is designed to inspire pure elation and joy and even now, years after its release, it still manages to bring a smile to my face. Continue reading Comparing the ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Teasers

What’s Your Favorite Finn Look?

Finn has had one of the most muted styles in the Star Wars franchise but what makes Finn’s style so fascinating is his clothes are literally evolving with his story. It’s actually rather cool. So, I couldn’t wait to talk a little more about his outfits for today’s segment in this series. Enjoy!

The Stormtrooper/Rebel

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In The Force Awakens, Finn’s story is very simple. He was a stormtrooper who obtained a conscience, wanted to run to the farthest corner in the galaxy to get away from the First Order, but found himself caught in the fight between the Resistance and the First Order; and all of this is apparent in his clothing.

He’s shed the classic white armor the stormtroopers wear, hiding as a stormtrooper in plain sight with his black undergarments and stormtrooper boots. But he wears Poe’s jacket, a sign of the rebellious streak in him and his unwavering allegiance to his friends. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Finn Look?