When The Force Awakens arrived J.J Abrams had one thing in mind; make iconic characters as lovable as the Original Trilogy characters. Rey, Finn, and Commander Poe Dameron were born from this goal and we did fall in love with these heroes who were doing whatever they could to stop the forces of evil. Now, nearly four years later, the finale to their story is fast approaching and Finn and Poe are at the helm of this Skywalker saga finale.
They have become more than determined allies, they have become best friends and I can’t wait to see this friendship evolve throughout The Rise of Skywalker. So, I thought it would be great to have them be the topic of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? On that note, let’s take a closer look at their journeys so far. Continue reading Poe Dameron or Finn: Who’s Your Favorite?
When George Lucas created Star Wars he was making a fantasy epic for children and it just so happened to be one of the greatest movies ever made that resonated with people of all ages. As the years have gone by some of the Star Wars films have continued to cater mostly towards the younger people of the world while some of the franchise’s installments have been a little more frightening than others.
Today I’m listing the five kid-friendliest Star Wars movies. Enjoy! 🙂
5. Attack of the Clones
Attack of the Clones definitely isn’t a dark film and easily one of the most kid-friendly in the Star Wars franchise. (Take it from me. My sister and I used to watch this movie every day as children.) The only thing that could provide caution for younger children are the scenes with Anakin and Padme gallivanting around Naboo and pledging secret love to each other on the planet of Geonosis. Besides that though there isn’t anything scarier in this movie than Anakin talking about sand. Actually, that’s pretty scary. (Lol.) Continue reading The Five Kid-Friendliest ‘Star Wars’ Movies
For all of you fellow Star Wars fans, I have some VERY exciting news to share with you all. Yesterday the rumors began to mill about that Ewan Mcgregor had signed on to return as the beloved Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi for a Disney+ series.
There have been rumors before that he would return to the Star Wars universe but I think it’s real this time, with big-name entertainment sites like Deadline and The Guardian even getting in on the news. So yeah, it’s an unofficial official announcement.
It’s suspected that we will hear the announcement next week during the D23 Expo.
How do you feel about this news? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you, always.
After watching Solo: A Star Wars Story nearly my entire view surrounding Han Solo and Chewbacca’s stories has changed, as this standalone film has filled in gaps I didn’t even know I wanted to be answered and provided me tantalizing ideas for the future of Star Wars as well. So, with no further delay, let me relay to you all of the ways Solo has changed the way I look at these movies. Enjoy!
How Han Got His Name
Oh my goodness, undoubtedly one of the coolest moments in Solo for me was learning how Han got his iconic name, Han Solo. I always figured that the name was probably made up because the idea of someone having the name Solo didn’t exactly quantify as a legitimate last name to me. I thought that maybe Han called himself that after realizing that he didn’t have any friends, except for Chewbacca, but to learn that an Imperial recruiter provided him the title, Han Solo, is simply one of the coolest things that have ever happened in Star Wars. It was definitely much cooler than when Emperor Palpatine named Anakin “Darth Vader”.
Han’s Lucky Dice
Who knew a simple pair of golden dice would become so important to Star Wars in the last couple of years but it truly has and now, seeing these dice, I feel a pang of sadness because of what they represent. In Han’s younger days the dice meant good luck and for the most part that strange sense of luck he always managed to have during his adventures could be contributed to those magical dice.
And then the dice extends beyond his life and into the complex story of The Last Jedi where we see them, given from Luke Skywalker to Leia, as a sign of that continuing hope and then later disappearing away into nothingness in Kylo Ren’s hands. For Leia, the dice’s symbol of luck won out and the last of the Resistance, by luck, managed to escape. And then for Kylo Ren, on the other hand, the dice symbolize that he just might be the unluckiest guy in the galaxy. I love the way Star Wars is slowly connecting the dots and enhancing these films by utilizing simple things like a pair of dice.
Continue reading All the Ways ‘Solo’ Has Impacted the Way I See ‘Star Wars’
I’ve been wanting to read Children of Blood and Bone since it broke to prominence last year during the same time Black Panther roared into theaters, breaking box-office records left and right. When I went to my local library last week and saw it sitting on one of the shelves my eyes widened with excitement. I hurriedly took it off the shelf and immediately started reading before checking it out so I could finish it at home.
This morning I finally finished it and I’m sad to report that I’m disappointed.
As someone who LOVES fantasy novels (it’s what I always gravitate toward when looking for a new fiction novel to read), I was beyond excited to read this story focusing on the genre from a black woman’s perspective. While the first 150 pages gripped me with an iron grip, sucking me into a world I didn’t want to leave, it wasn’t long before I realized it was just like every other YA fiction novel I had read before it. Continue reading ‘Children of Blood and Bone’: A Great Fantasy Novel and Yet…I’m Not a Fan