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Counting Down my 20 Favorite Trailers: #1: ‘The Force Awakens’

Yes, my favorite trailer of all time is The Force Awakens official trailer. Why, you may ask. Simple; it makes me cry. Why does it make me cry? Well, let me share with you the trailer and then I’ll get to the tear-inducing details.

Okay, first of all, I’m a Star Wars fan, as you already know, and this trailer reminds me of a time when I was the happiest I had ever been with this franchise that I cherish so deeply. So that sense of nostalgia (and slight sense of sadness considering how I feel about the franchise now) helps pull the tears from my eyes.

Secondly, the trailer alone is a story. We first meet Rey and in a few words we learn that she is a lonely scavenger who considers herself to be “no one.” Finn is a stormtrooper who has “nothing to fight for” and has defected from the First Order. And Kylo Ren is essentially a puppet who wants to live up to Darth Vader’s greatness. “I will finish what you started,” he says as a streak of red death races across the vastness of space.

Immediately we are introduced to the films’ three primary characters and after that, the rest is history. The plot of the movie is laid out, action scenes are shown, Han Solo gets some words, the Millennium Falcon flies again, Leia is seen hugging Han Solo, and by the trailer’s conclusion, as Finn prepares himself for Kylo Ren’s onslaught and the music crescendos we can hear Maz Kanata saying, “The Force. It’s calling to you. Just let in.”

Cue the tears.

I know that Avengers: Infinity War is perfection incarnate, that Logan gives us one of the best uses of a song for a trailer maybe of all time, that The Lord of the Rings teaser is magic through and through, and that the trailer for Instellar is an utter masterpiece, but when I watch this trailer it hits my emotions in ways the other trailers can’t and that is why it is my favorite trailer.

I thank you so much for following this series. I’ll be seeing the teaser for Dune ahead of TENET tomorrow (hopefully) and if it’s good as people are saying it is that’ll be another trailer to talk about for years to come.

Have a great day.

Fan Art Wednesday

It’s time for another Fan Art Wednesday! Here we go.

Sabe

In case you didn’t know it, Keira Knightley is in Star Wars. Yeah, she plays Padme’s decoy, Sabe in The Phantom Menace and this piece featuring her as one of Amidala’s handmaidens is so fascinating not only because of the beautiful outfit but the fact that it’s Knightley! I love it.

Thorin Oakenshield

I’m not a huge fan of The Hobbit movies but I have watched each movie a numerous amount of times. Seeing this portrait of Dwarven King Thorin, son of Thrain, son of Thror, is rather delightful.

Finn and Poe, John and Oscar

I can’t get enough of this picture. It’s so beautiful and it makes me so ridiculously happy for some reason. This made my day when I first saw it yesterday and it’s still making my day.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day.

Throwback Friday: I’ve Discovered a Potential Connection Between Finn and Leia’s Outfits

While doing my Who’s Your Favorite? series which featured an analysis of Leia’s several outfits throughout her time in this franchise I noticed something that blew my mind.

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The three major characters of this sequel trilogy have been compared to the trio of the original trilogy which of course consisted of Luke, Han, and Leia, but it seems that J.J Abrams is playing to that similarity more closely than you might imagine.

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Throughout most of the original trilogy, we saw Leia in white but when she returned for Return of the Jedi they gave her a different style.

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In Return of the Jedi, she is given a rebel outfit that is completely different than the styles she had before that time.

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And like Leia, Finn’s outfit in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi was very basic, with both looks holding onto the Poe Dameron jacket.

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But if you look at Finn’s new outfit it’s a straight homage to Leia’s look. The brown long-sleeved shirt, the blue pants, the vest, it’s slightly different but it’s totally reminiscent of Leia’s Return of the Jedi look, which is absolutely fascinating!

This was an observation that I just had to share and I thank you for reading. Have a great day and May the Force be with you.

Could Jannah and Her Fellow Stormtroopers Have the Force?

A few years ago we were introduced to a character unlike any other in the Star Wars movies, a stormtrooper who became a rebel. Not only was he different than most characters in the franchise but he would wield a lightsaber into battle and have some serious Force-sensitive tendencies.

Since 2016 after having watched The Force Awakens quite a few times I began to wonder, is Finn Force-sensitive? Sure enough, it was confirmed to be the case in The Rise of Skywalker. Now I’m beginning to ask another question; are Jannah and her fellow rebellious stormtroopers also one with the Force? Continue reading Could Jannah and Her Fellow Stormtroopers Have the Force?

Who’s Your Favorite Diverse ‘Star Wars’ Character?

There was a time, long ago, when Star Wars and diversity weren’t exactly the talk of the town. The Rebellion was led and chock-full of white guys, Leia was the only woman in sight until Return of the Jedi introduced Mon Mothma to the world. Lando seemed to be the only black guy in the universe. And then the prequels arrived and we had diverse characters like Mace Windu and Bail Organa but they still were not the main event of the story. They were only pieces of the puzzle that made up a trilogy about three white heroes, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padme Amidala.

Then Disney bought Star Wars and suddenly diversity was thrust into our faces in a blunt way. Remember the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens and how it literally began; Finn, a black stormtrooper, pops onto the screen breathing heavily on a planet that, at the time, looked like Tatooine. Suddenly, it was very clear this was a new era of Star Wars. An era where its major black hero in the story wielded Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber on the official poster.

And since then, the diversity has not come to a close.

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One of the few great things about the Sequel Trilogy has been the diversity. I mean, when have you ever seen three major characters of color in one scene together in Star Wars like this particular scene in The Last Jedi? Heh, never! It’s been a fantastic change for the franchise and now that the floodgates are open it’s pretty much never going to end.

So, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I’m asking you which is your favorite diverse character in the franchise? (This list will not include the cartoon characters.) Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite Diverse ‘Star Wars’ Character?