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That Unforgettable Moment in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

If you’re an avid reader of my blog you will know that I pretty much despise The Rise of Skywalker for practically everything that it is. The story makes absolutely no sense in context with the Skywalker saga, Rey’s Palpatine return fills like a swing from left field and possesses no weight in the actual movie, and the film’s climactic battle on Exegol feels like a joke.

But…despite my annoyance with this movie and about 90% of its narrative choices, there is one moment that feels perfect and I wouldn’t change for the world. And that is the Poe-flashlight scene.

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Which ‘Star Wars’ Character Has Your Favorite Lightsaber?

Lightsabers. They are some of the coolest creations ever made. They come in all sorts of beautiful colors, each character’s lightsaber hilt is entirely different, and those that wield these ancient weapons are equipped with the power of the Force, making the laser swords all the more awesome.

That’s why for today’s Who’s Your Favorite? segment I’m tackling the topic of lightsabers. Enjoy! 🙂

(I will be focusing this post on all only the most popular lightsaber-wielding characters, otherwise, we’d be here all day.)

Ahsoka Tano

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Ahsoka Tano is one of the few characters who wield two lightsabers in battle, making her one of the most unique characters in the franchise.

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But years after her decision to leave the Jedi Order she returned with new lightsabers in tow. The blades were now white, highlighting her allegiance to neither the light nor the dark. And the hilts are very polished looking. Almost-stormtrooper-like. Cool.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Is Going To Be Amazing!

If you may not have noticed a new expansion is coming to Disneyland and Disney World this coming year that focuses on, yeah, Star Wars. If you’ve ever wanted to somehow visit the Star Wars universe it is literally going to be possible in a few months and Disney, over the past week, has released so much information about the wonderful Galaxy’s Edge that I had to share it with you all. I’m not going to delve into all of the details to keep things a bit secret but I’m going to definitely share with you some of the things coming to a galaxy very near us that are going to be AWESOME! Enjoy. 🙂

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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One of the attractions coming to this fantastic expansion is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. It’s supposed to be one of the largest attractions, if not the largest attraction in Disneyland and Disney World that immerses you in a battle involving the First Order and the Resistance. Rey, Finn, Poe, and BB-8, played by the actual actors, will accompany you in the attraction (wow!) and you’re also supposed to come face to face with Kylo Ren. Scary.

While much detail hasn’t been given about the ride it’s obviously going to be absolutely incredible.

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Wait a Minute…Luke’s Lightsaber Is Gone!

Rian Johnson’s main goal in The Last Jedi was to move Star Wars beyond the past and into the future by tearing down some of its strongest foundations such as pretending that the Jedi are the galaxy’s almighty saints when really their foolish confidence allowed Emperor Palpatine to create an army right beneath their noses that ended up destroying them. Or taking away the kind perception of Luke Skywalker and turning him into a flawed man who had lost all hope in what he claimed he believed in the most the last time we saw him; the Jedi. Or simply erasing the idea of the Jedi altogether by having Yoda strike lightning on Ach-To’s Jedi library tree. Now we know Rey had already taken the ancient Jedi relics from within the trees confines but the idea of the Jedi is what Yoda caused to go up in a spout of flames.

And there were many more ideas Rian destroyed from its predecessor, The Force Awakens, such as Snoke. He completely busted all of our theoretical bubbles by killing him out of the movie in an even less ceremonious fashion than Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace. He obliterated the idea that Rey was the daughter of someone special. And he nearly wiped out the entire Resistance to make the First Order the new rulers of the galaxy.

But while all of these larger ideas and characters were being torn asunder I completely didn’t realize that one of the most iconic pieces of Star Wars history had also been destroyed right under our noses and that is the annihilation of Luke’s lightsaber. Yes, the lightsaber.

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The lightsaber that graced this epic Star Wars poster in 1977. The first lightsaber that was ever seen in Star Wars. The lightsaber that had survived four movies, five wielders, and had even been reclaimed by Luke from the lost depths of the gaseous planet, Bespin, has finally found its end in, unsurprisingly, The Last Jedi.

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The Things That Make Me Love ‘Star Wars’

I. Love. ‘Star Wars’! I’ve loved it before I even knew I was watching it. The music, the concept of the Force, the lightsabers, the Jedi, the Sith, the story, everything about Star Wars was special to me…and those were the prequels! When I discovered the original trilogy I became even more of a Star Wars fan and now with these new movies I’m practically bursting at the seams with excitement. So today on this glorious May the 4th I’m going to share with you all of the wonderful things that make me LOVE Star Wars so much. Enjoy!

The Opening Crawl

There is nothing in cinema history that makes me more excited for the beginning of a movie than the opening crawl for Star Wars. There’s just something truly magical about seeing those words, “In a galaxy far, far away” in that iconic blue color and then hearing John Williams’ fantastic classic Star Wars theme burst into your ears as you watch the opening crawl make its way up the screen with the backdrop of the galaxy’s millions of stars. Even if a Star Wars movie ends up being a little lamer than some of its other Star Wars predecessors the opening crawl never disappoints and it’s one of the main reasons why I love Star Wars so much.

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The Fifteen Best Duels in ‘Star Wars’: Ranked from Worst to Best

I love Star Wars for so many reasons and one of those reasons are the lightsaber duels. When I was a little girl I remember watching Revenge of the Sith and The Phantom Menace and then taking my Star Wars toys and remaking those lightsaber battles in my own little way. It was so much fun to not only watch but to also reenact. And then I got a little older and I finally saw the original trilogy and those lightsaber battles were less flashy but all the more incredible. That’s why when Rogue One was coming out I was a little worried, I’m not gonna lie. The thought of a movie with no lightsaber duels seemed bogus. Thankfully the film didn’t need one because it was that good.

Now, when I wrote this post last year it was all about lightsaber duels but after The Last Jedi my idea of what a duel is had to be updated and so here is the new version of that post.

15. The Attack of the Clones: Escaping Geonosis

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This is hands down the worst lightsaber duel out of all of the Star Wars films. The duel between Obi-Wan and Count Dooku is okay. It’s when Anakin joins the party that it starts becoming ridiculous. Who decided let’s let Anakin cut off the power and have a slow motion fiasco of a red and blue lightsaber flashing by the camera while all you can see is the two duelers’ faces in the shadows? That’s so dumb! And then after that terrible duel comes super CGI Yoda ready to tangle with the former Jedi, Count Dooku. It’s laughable watching them hurl fake rocks at each other, throw lightning, and then finally start fighting with their lightsabers. I don’t know how many times Yoda flips in that one sequence but it’s very, very annoying to behold. In fact, the last time I watched it it was so bad that I vowed never to watch The Attack of the Clones again. That’s how terrible it was.

14. A New Hope: On the Death Star

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There’s nothing particularly wrong with this duel, it’s just ancient. The lightsabers look fake, the movements are slow, and it’s just boring. There’s nothing more I can say.

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