When The Force Awakens arrived J.J Abrams had one thing in mind; make iconic characters as lovable as the Original Trilogy characters. Rey, Finn, and Commander Poe Dameron were born from this goal and we did fall in love with these heroes who were doing whatever they could to stop the forces of evil. Now, nearly four years later, the finale to their story is fast approaching and Finn and Poe are at the helm of this Skywalker saga finale.
They have become more than determined allies, they have become best friends and I can’t wait to see this friendship evolve throughout The Rise of Skywalker. So, I thought it would be great to have them be the topic of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? On that note, let’s take a closer look at their journeys so far. Continue reading Poe Dameron or Finn: Who’s Your Favorite?
Whenever I get a chance to go to my local library I love to find whichever Star Wars novels I haven’t read yet and yesterday I found a book I’ve been waiting to read since 2016; Before the Awakening. It follows the stories of Finn, Rey, and Poe shortly before The Force Awakens and each story is so fascinating that I decided to write this review in three parts. So, because the story started with Finn, here’s my review of his section of the story.
(This review will have SLIGHT SPOILERS.)
Finn, the Stormtrooper
We all know of Finn’s story after he betrayed the First Order and joined his newfound friends Rey and Poe in an adventure of a lifetime. What we aren’t as knowledgable about, however, is his life before he gave up the First Order insignia for good.
I always felt that it would be somewhat boring learning of his days as a sanitation worker/burgeoning stormtrooper. Oh, how wrong I was. Before the Awakening doesn’t focus on his duties cleaning floors and…bathrooms *shudder* but rather his time as simply a stormtrooper training for the impending battle. Continue reading My Review of ‘Star Wars: Before the Awakening’: Part 1
I’m feeling kind of nostalgic so I wanted to reshare the amazing Vanity Fair photos for The Rise of Skywalker. Enjoy!
First off, here are the covers for the Vanity Fair magazine. Um, awesome!
Here we see a look at the native inhabitants of the brand new planet, Pasaana (so it’s not Jakku after all) which is exciting in itself. These clothes, these outfits, it’s beautiful. I have a feeling this film is going to be visually captivating. Continue reading Revisiting the Photos for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’
Star Wars has been a classic tale of good versus evil since it arrived over four decades ago in the form of A New Hope. You had the lovable heroes; Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, and the droids, C-3PO and R2-D2. And then there was the ultimate villain, Darth Vader, who emitted menace as soon as he walked in a room.
Over the years the Star Wars franchise has kept up that narrative of the heroes versus the villains in new, exciting ways. Lately, the movies have tried to blur the divisions between the protagonists and antagonists to keep viewers guessing but at the end of the day, there is still the dark side and the light. It’s fascinating stuff.
But then there’s that constant question: who’s cooler? Well, that’s what I’m here to find out. Enjoy!
Continue reading ‘Star Wars’ Heroes vs. Villains: Who’s Cooler?
A few years ago I wrote a post sharing how I believed Finn was Force-sensitive in the sequel trilogy. This fantastic post from the writers over at swshadowcouncil.com only reaffirms my belief that he does have the Force, or a storyline that has been woven with the Force. It’s a long but undeniably outstanding read. Check it out.
via The Case for Force Sensitive Finn: Symbolism