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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.

 

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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Disney, I Hope You Didn’t Forget About that Lando and Jannah Series

I watched The Rise of Skywalker a couple of nights ago and I remembered something; the last scene with Lando Calrissian was totally setting up what could be an awesome Disney+ series featuring none other than Lando and Jannah.

Judging from how good The Mandalorian is the thought of a Disney+ series following these two characters as they try to decipher Jannah’s lineage sounds fascinating. Plus, I’ve got a theory that defected stormtroopers are Force-sensitive individuals like Finn, meaning we could potentially get a story showcasing Jannah’s journey to becoming a Jedi. Now how cool would that be?

Honestly, The Mandalorian has opened an entire range of possibilities for the future of Star Wars entertainment and I’m here for all of it.

Don’t forget, we’re still getting that Cassian Andor series. And the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. It’s going to be so much fun!

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

‘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.

 

What’s Your Favorite Scene in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’?

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a good Star Wars film with plenty of great moments. It’s a riveting adventure from beginning to end and truly captures the essence of what Star Wars¬†films are all about. But what makes it such a fun installment to the franchise? The film’s various scenes of course. From beginning to end this movie deals out incredible moments that will bring a smile to any casual Star Wars¬†movie watcher’s face. So, on this week’s segment of¬†Who’s Your Favorite, I’m asking you what your favorite scene in¬†Solo¬†is? Here are the film’s most important moments.

The Speeder Chase on Corellia

The film doesn’t waste time getting to the action and the speeder chase that takes place as Han and Qi’ra strive to escape Corellia is beyond awesome. It features Han’s incredible piloting skills before he got his hands behind the controls of a ship complemented with an upbeat musical score that made the scene even more riveting.

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The Story Threads Moving Forward After ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

How can one tell The Rise of Skywalker was co-written by Chris Terrio, the co-writer of one of the most despised superhero movies ever made, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice? Easy. Both films have the chance of being something epic but devolve into horribly-paced, hugely incomprehensible, hodgepodges of interesting action sequences and cool characters bogged down by ridiculous storytelling. And sprinkled throughout both of these films are plot threads acting as insurance policies just in case if the movie bombs it will still entice moviemakers to make spinoffs presented in the film.

The Rise of Skywalker¬†had plenty of this in abundance, leaving one dissatisfied by the actual product but intrigued about what could come next. Today, to detract from the rant rampage I’ve produced about¬†The Rise of Skywalker¬†for the last couple of weeks, I’m looking to the future of what we could see produced on Disney+, in future novels and comics, and potential movies.

Poe Dameron and Zorii Bliss Have a Disney+ Series

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It’s been made very clear by Oscar Isaac that he is in no way eager to return to the role of Poe Dameron in a Disney+ series. Good thing, he may not have to.

In¬†The Rise of Skywalker, Poe Dameron has to return to a world he thought he’d never have to revisit called Kijimi where he runs into an old acquaintance, a smuggler named Zorii Bliss. Apparently, he and Zorii were once very close in a romantic sort of way but he gave up the life of a spice runner to join the New Republic, leaving Bliss behind in a way that left her very sore.

I found Zorii to be immediately rather interesting, mainly because she has such a nice outfit, and her dynamic with Poe was instantly infectious. I, for one, would love to know more about them and their escapades as spice runners before the days of the New Republic.

Oscar Isaac and Keri Russel may not return to reprise their roles but find younger actors to portray a young Poe and Zorii and we could get a riveting Disney+ series that would surely please the masses and provide even more insight into our knowledge of Poe Dameron. Continue reading The Story Threads Moving Forward After ‘The Rise of Skywalker’