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Throwback Friday: The Tragedy of Love in ‘Star Wars’

eI decided to take a vastly different approach by focusing on the tragic outcomes of these romantic relationships in this incredible franchise. I mean, think about it. Every love story ends badly. Don’t believe me? Well, read on.

 Cliegg Lars and Shmi Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker carries his mother

When Anakin Skywalker left Tatooine with Qui-Gon Jinn his mother Shmi was left behind. However, a man named Cliegg Lars would go on to marry her and they would have a happy life together…until Tusken Raiders captured her in the night and tortured her to death. Talk about a tragic ending. Continue reading Throwback Friday: The Tragedy of Love in ‘Star Wars’

The Tragedy of Love in ‘Star Wars’

Last Valentine’s Day, I shared a post ranking the romantic moments in Star Wars from worst to best. This year, I decided to take a vastly different approach by focusing on the tragic outcomes of these romantic relationships in this incredible franchise. I mean, think about it. Every love story ends badly. Don’t believe me? Well, read on.

 Cliegg Lars and Shmi Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker carries his mother

When Anakin Skywalker left Tatooine with Qui-Gon Jinn his mother Shmi was left behind. However, a man named Cliegg Lars would go on to marry her and they would have a happy life together…until Tusken Raiders captured her in the night and tortured her to death. Talk about a tragic ending. Continue reading The Tragedy of Love in ‘Star Wars’

Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla: The Greatest Love Story in ‘Star Wars’?

I say it all the time. I’m a sucker for love stories. Love stories can help intensify the emotional stakes of a film and, subsequently, leave you in a puddle of your own tears if anything sad (or happy) happens. Star Wars is practically one gigantic love story that’s transcended the generations.

First, it was Han and Leia, then it was Anakin and Padme, and now it’s…well now it seems that a love bomb has stricken the Sequel Trilogy, resulting in a bunch of different love-story shipping categories that hopefully will reach a conclusion in The Rise of Skywalker.

However, love has not escaped the other projects in the Star Wars universe, whether we’re talking about Han and Qi’ra’s passionate romance in Solo: A Star Wars Story or Cassian and Jyn’s subtle but just as blatant romance in Rogue One. And now, thanks to Star Wars: Rebels, I have been introduced to a new love story that I previously had little knowledge about and have now been emotionally touched by thanks to a rapid binge-watching session of the series.

And of course, that love story belongs to Jedi Kanan Jarrus and Rebellion leader Hera Syndulla.

My first contact with Kanan and Hera and their beautiful relationship began with the novel, A New Dawn. Continue reading Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla: The Greatest Love Story in ‘Star Wars’?

My Review of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

There were a lot of good movies that obtained deserved recognition last year for telling powerful stories. If Beale Street Could Talk was one of those films.

Adapted from the novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, written by the legendary James Baldwin, this movie tells the beautiful yet tragic love story of a young, pregnant black woman trying to prove that her unofficial-but-totally-official husband didn’t commit a heinous crime.

Written and directed like a musical from the 50s’ and 60s’, this film takes you on an emotional journey that details the growing romance between main characters Tish and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt and how a simple misunderstanding would completely change their lives. Continue reading My Review of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

‘Pocahontas’ Is An Ultra-Romantic Disney Movie

Through most of my years growing up, I didn’t watch Disney movies often. I remember, as a child, seeing Snow White and the Seven DwarvesAladdinTarzan, and Mulan but those were the only Disney films that I ever watched. It was only until recently that I started getting into the Disney classics as I revisited Mulan and Tarzan, rewatched The Lion King for the third time, and finally saw, for the first time, the classic Beauty and the Beast film after enjoying the live-action version. But then I decided to tackle one of Disney’s most mysterious movies to me, Pocahontas.

Growing up it never appealed to me to watch it even though it contained one of my favorite Disney songs, “Colors of the Wind”. But after having seen nearly all of the Disney classics (I still need to watch The Little Mermaid) I figured I might as well check it out. And I have to say, it was pretty good.

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Pocahontas is a classic love story that’s been told many times before. It follows the story of, well, Pocahontas, as she yearns to discover what her destiny is. Her father, the chief, wants her to marry the handsome young Indian warrior of her tribe but she finds him too stern for her liking. But as English settlers arrive on her people’s shores she meets the man that she would ultimately fall in love with, Captain John Smith. Continue reading ‘Pocahontas’ Is An Ultra-Romantic Disney Movie

‘Frozen’ Is A Disney Masterpiece

When Frozen came out five years ago (can you believe it’s already five-years-old?) it was all the rage. You couldn’t go two seconds without hearing something about the latest Disney movie phenom, Frozen. That next year I finally got to see it for the first time after I bought it and I was blown away. Disney princess movies are hard to make. Especially ones as good as the classics like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast and yet Frozen managed to capture that same magic in a bottle in a modern way.

I was hooked. I couldn’t stop watching the movie. But then, after a while, I finally gave it a rest. So, after not having seen the movie in years, I decided to watch it last night and as I watched the film that captured the fancy of moviegoers all over the world I remembered why I loved this movie so much.

Major Spoiler Alert! If you’ve never watched this film then be warned. I’m delving into major spoiler territory moving forward. I thank you for heeding this warning. Continue reading ‘Frozen’ Is A Disney Masterpiece