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Which ‘Star Wars’ Heroine Has Your Favorite Outfit?

Last week on Who’s Your Favorite I asked you all which Marvel heroine had your favorite outfit. Today I’m tackling another remarkable franchise; Star Wars. This post will delve into the various and unique looks created for these inspiring female characters. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Qi’ra

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Star Wars is known to have heroines with durable, realistic approaches of clothing that don’t sexualize the characters in the slightest but then there are those like Qi’ra who don’t mind showing a bit of skin. We see her in Solo donning a rather elegant look with this stunning black dress.

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And then during the adventure she is still clearly elegant in this beautiful tan jacket paired with black gloves and the gorgeous leather pants. Beautiful.

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‘Solo’ or ‘Rogue One’: Which Movie Is Your Favorite?

When Disney acquired the rights to LucasFilm they came equipped with many ideas. One of those ideas was the never-before-seen Star Wars stories; standalone films that focused on certain characters or important events in the galaxy. There have only been two of these standalone films so far and there may never be more after Solo‘s dismal box-office run, which is a shame because these movies are so enjoyable. Both are completely different and unique in their own way and that’s why they’re a part of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy!

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Solo follows Han’s journey in his young adult years as he learns the dangerous ways of a smuggler in the galaxy. He meets interesting people, learns valuable lessons, and gains a best friend who would always be there for him in Chewbacca.

We get to see Han’s first moments with the Millennium Falcon, his infamous Kessel Run, and how he won the Falcon from Lando Calrissian. But most importantly, we got to learn the reason why Han is such a hero as his heroism was on full display in this film.

We even got to see Darth Maul again! And that’s pretty awesome.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Rogue One is an entirely different movie than Solo. It follows the story of a group of unlikely heroes who, with their determination, create a plan to steal the Death Star plans from underneath the Empire’s noses. This plan turns into an all-out war between the Empire and the Rebellion, with Jyn Erso at the helm of this uprising.

This film contains some very exciting moments like the entire battle on and above Scarif, Darth Vader’s return, Grand Moff Tarkin’s presence, and even a fantastic cameo by Princess Leia.

Between these two films, my favorite is clearly Rogue One. Time and time again I watch Rogue One and it always manages to bring a smile to my face while I can barely watch Solo anymore. Of course, that’s just me. The question is; which movie is your favorite?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fabulous day. May the Force be with you.

Who’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Heroine?

Star Wars heroines are some of the coolest heroines in cinema. They come equipped with independent personalities, beautiful outfits, off-the-chain powers, and undeniable leadership qualities. There has never been a bonafide damsel in distress in Star Wars and that is truly awesome. So, for this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite I’m focusing on the incredible women of this galactic franchise. Enjoy!

Jyn Erso

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Jyn Erso didn’t want the rebellious life she ended up living. As a child she was perfectly happy, playing with her toys and learning the ways of life through her mother and father. She didn’t know about her parents’ tension with the Empire but as she grew older the seriousness of the Empire’s threat grew stronger.

It wasn’t long before the Empire came knocking on her door and her world was thrown upside down. She was taught the feisty ways of the rebel from Saw Gerrera and she grew up a fighter. The skills he taught her would become tantamount to her success in leadership later in life and she managed to help orchestrate one of the greatest victories in the Rebellion’s history.

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Throwback Friday: My Review of Rogue One

Every week I like to trek down memory lane by reposting an old post I wrote a while back and this post here is about as ancient as it gets. I first posted it on January 2, 2017…nearly two years ago. It’s amazing to think of the journey that I have taken since then and all the different films I have watched (and enjoyed) since then.

So, on that note, I hope you enjoy this week’s segment of Throwback Friday. 🙂

SPOILER ALERT! I talked about everything I liked in the movie and so if you have never seen it before and you’d like to avoid spoilers I’d highly advise you to stop reading now. Thanks for heeding my warning.

(It’s a long read.)

The New Locations

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I love that this movie showed us six brand new worlds that we’ve never seen before in Star Wars. There was the planet where Galen and his family resided, Lah’Mu. The Rings of Kafrene. The Imperial labor camp, Wobani. Jedha, home to the last Jedi temple. Eadu. And Scarif. Even though it was brief my favorite new location was the trading outpost at the Rings of Kafrene. The concept of a small city placed in between two asteroids is amazing. I hope the next Star Wars has cool, original locations like Rogue One did.

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Throwback Friday: The Last Day Before ‘Rogue One’

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another segment of Throwback Friday. Today I’m sharing with you all the very first post I ever wrote on this blog. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Darth Vader Returns

One more day! One more day until I finally, for the first time, hear Darth Vader’s breathing in the movie theater, particularly in IMAX. I was brought into the fantastic world of Star Wars with the prequels Episode I, II, and III. I mean I was literally a baby just coming into my first year when I first experienced The Phantom Menace in the movie theater with my parents. Because those prequels didn’t give the backstory of Anakin Skywalker any justice when I finally did see Darth Vader in the classic trilogy of Star Wars he wasn’t as intimidating as he should’ve been.

Finally, with the help of Disney, I think he will truly become the beloved, scary, iconic villain we have all been waiting to enjoy again. I mean who can compete with “No, I am your father.” Definitely one of the best and most jaw-dropping lines in movie history. Of course, Darth Vader isn’t the only reason why I’m excited for Rogue One but he’s definitely a large part of my enthusiasm to see this film.

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Qi’Ra or Jyn Erso: Who’s Cooler?

In the past three years there have been two Star Wars Stories for me to enjoy. The first was Rogue One, a Star Wars film that highlighted the ugliness of war in the galaxy from a non Force-wielding perspective. And then Solo was a classic heist film done in a Star Wars fashion that was simply awesome to watch. Both films had compelling leading ladies who took charge when the moments arose and set their own stamp on the Star Wars franchise. But which of the two heroines were cooler? That’s what I’m here to find out. Enjoy!

Their Stories:

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Qi’Ra, like Han, was an orphan living on the rough streets of Corellia hoping to one day escape the gang they worked for. Unfortunately Han escaped and Qi’Ra didn’t and was forced to work for the crime syndicate, Crimson Dawn for the rest of her life.

In Solo we see Qi’Ra’s many chances at redemption but she’s too far in to the criminal system. She’s made a name for herself in the criminal underworld and she wasn’t about to give that up, even for Han, the man she loved. But at the end of the day, he escaped to live his life while she remained on Corellia. You have to think that through those years she acquired some bitterness to her ex-boyfriend. It’s probably why she was able to make the decision to betray him so easily.

Qi’Ra has been through the wringer and I’m super interested in seeing where her story continues.

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Jyn’s story is one of tragedy. She lost her mother when she was but a child. She was abandoned as a teenager by the only people she could call family; Saw Gerrera and his rebels. And, in an attempt to find out what the Empire was building, her only family member remaining, her father Galen Erso, was killed before her very eyes.

And yet through all of this sorrow she kept on fighting to the very end. That’s quite inspiring indeed.

Honestly, both of these women have compelling storylines that I would love to no more of. I have this category at a tie.

Qi’Ra: 1 pt

Jyn Erso: 1 pt

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