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I Finished ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ The Other Day…But Why Was It So Hard?

I’ve been trying to finish Solo: A Star Wars Story for over a year now. Here’s the drill.

The first step to watching Solo is experiencing extreme boredom. Once I am extremely bored I always manifest the idea: “I’m going to watch Solo today.” There are usually three places I end up stopping; after the train heist (which is the best part of the movie), when they reach Kessel, or during the Kessel Run. If I make it past the Kessel Run sequence I’ll finish the movie.

When I watched Solo for the first time in theaters three years ago I was pleasantly surprised. The movie was actually pretty entertaining. But after subsequent viewings I began to dislike the movie more and more.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not bad. In fact, it’s a solid Star Wars movie. But there is one common denominator that makes it a challenge to finish (and enjoy) this movie…and that is Alden Ehrenreich.

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‘The Book of Boba Fett’ and All of the Characters That Could Appear in the Show

Well, it’s official. The Book of Boba Fett is in fact another spin-off series stemming from The Mandalorian whose third season is currently in pre-production and will most likely be filmed early next year. So, now that we’re getting a true blue Boba Fett series next December (or Christmas Day) my brain is already beginning to cook up some pretty fantastic characters that could appear in the show. So, here goes my list of characters that could appear in The Book of Boba Fett.

Hondo Ohnaka

Why the 'Star Wars' Pirate Hondo Ohnaka Deserves Your Attention /Film

When it comes to famous Star Wars characters that only appear in the cartoons Hondo Ohnaka is one of them. Being the lovable rascal space pirate that he is, Ohnaka has made quite a few appearances in both The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels so…it’s only fitting that we would see him make his live-action debut in The Book of Boba Fett.

And it’s even more plausible because he is alive during this time (thankfully I know he’s around for a while because it just so happens you can meet an animatronic version of him at Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World.)

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‘The Last Shot’ Is Just Like ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Enjoyable but Boring

I’ve read over a fourth of The Last Shot, a companion to Solo: A Star Wars Story. It features a story of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian that jumps back and forth between their years before the events of Solo and their years after Return of the Jedi.

I tried to really get into this novel, and maybe I’ll try to finish over it the next few days, but like Solo: A Star Wars Story, I couldn’t sink my teeth into this novel as much I wanted to. Daniel Jos√© Older tries to bring Lando and Han to life in a realistic way but I couldn’t connect. Lando feels too much like Lando, if that makes any sense. And Han’s constant grumpiness and lack of cockiness in this story makes him less likable than normal.

What I did like, however, were the father/son and even uncle/nephew moments with two-year-old Ben Solo. Years before he would turn evil and kill the very man who brought him to existence, years before the dark side would begin to corrupt him and he would start becoming a troubled child, he was a sweet, innocent, dark-eyed baby who was just as cute as could be.

It’s so sad. ūüė≠

Anyway, like I said before, I’ll try to complete this story but as of now, it’s good, but it hasn’t gripped me in the way that the novelization for Rogue One did. Just like I find myself unable to watch Solo anymore even though it’s good, The Last Shot won’t be making it to the top of my must-read list.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.

 

QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-Two

The Calm Before the Storm

Qi’ra knew it was going to be a busy day tomorrow so she was making sure to soak up this beautiful evening.

As she stood on the balcony of her quarters–which were perched on the highest floor of a stunning building made of glass and smoothened blue minerals–dressed in her black nightgown that was being tossed in the wind along with her dark hair, there was a sense of peace that had fallen over her. This hint of tranquility she was receiving as she gazed at the glowing full moon and the lanes of traffic that were constantly moving on by was unlike anything she had ever experienced.

Once again, she found herself thinking of Han. Of his reaction if he could’ve seen this place. Of the smile he would’ve had as they held each other on this balcony, oblivious to the eyes that might be seeing them. Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-Two

‘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.