The Sequel Trilogy had its ups but it had a whole lot downs. The Force Awakens brought Star Wars back with flying colors. The Last Jedi divided the fandom in two. The Rise of Skywalker underwhelmed the fandom greatly and honestly, if it wasn’t for The Mandalorian, my faith in Star Wars would be dead.
Now…do you want to know what the best Star Wars content in the last decade has been? No, it’s not the material under Disney. It is the trailers for the Knights of the Old Republic PC game which tell a story so epic that I’ve watched it regularly for the last ten years.
It may be twenty-four minutes long but this compilation of trailers may just be the best thing you’ve seen all day. Check it out.
While watching these cinematic trailer masterpieces I found myself once again getting mad at Disney.
Why is Marvel Studios so successful? Because Kevin Feige realized he had a treasure trove of epic Marvel comics and storylines that he could adapt to the big screen.
Lucasfilm has a treasure trove of emotional, deep, profound storytelling in the Old Republic era that for some reason they’re afraid of tackling. Instead, they’ve created this High Republic era that doesn’t seem NEARLY as interesting as this stuff.
I mean, who doesn’t want to see twenty Jedi fighting twenty Sith on an IMAX screen? That sounds like the coolest thing ever!
What do you think? Do you wish LucasFilm would tackle the Old Republic era? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you.
I know it’s been three years since Infinity War entered theaters and shattered box-office records and expectations like Thanos crushed the Avengers’ souls but after watching a Youtube video featuring the audience reactions to both Infinity War and Endgame this morning I was reminded the extent of magic these movies cast on us. I remember watching Infinity War and being blown away.
In my mind, I deemed Thanos this generation’s Darth Vader and Infinity War the closest thing we had ever gotten in pop culture to The Empire Strikes Back. Three years later, I can stand firmly on that belief because it really was that impactful.
Like The Empire Strikes Back, one of the greatest (and most copied) movies ever made, Infinity War perfectly balances humor, romance, and intensity while delivering a shocking conclusion that had people utterly astounded. Of course, there will never be a plot twist as great as Darth Vader’s iconic “No, I am your father” moment but Thanos’ Infinity Snap comes pretty darn close.
The cries of anguish from fans invested in these stories as their favorite heroes disintegrate before our eyes are not only chill-inducing but so telling. It’s not every movie that has entire theaters around the world reacting in the way these Marvel films make us react. And Infinity War/Endgame are at the top of that audience reaction list.
And yes, Endgame got the most raucous moments from audiences in theaters but it is Infinity War‘s profoundly surprising plot twists that set up what would be an epic conclusion in Endgame. Infinity War had us salivating for a year to see what would happen next. I’m sure back in the early 80s’ when fans had to wait those three looooong years for Return of the Jedi there was an equal, if not greater, level of excitement and anticipation.
Will we ever get another Marvel movie like Infinity War? Honestly, I’m not quite sure. Infinity War was special. It’s been 41 years since The Empire Strikes Back and no matter how hard Lucasfilm has tried there has never been another Star Wars film quite like it. That alone just goes to show how incredible these two movies are and why I cherish them.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.
Yes, this post is a little late but it’s been a busy day. Usually for May the 4th I have an elaborate Star Wars post to write for you all. Instead, today, I’m simply enjoying the celebration, basking in the mild Star Wars news that dropped today…like the fact that Disney World’s new Star Wars resort will have lightsabers that actually turn on and retract like real lightsabers.
I’ve watched The Last Jedi over twenty times now and during my latest viewing of the film one of the scenes that surprisingly struck me was in fact one of the quietest moments in the movie and that was when Leia was sitting by herself in the cruiser, Ninka. Throughout Leia’s involvement in Star Wars we haven’t seen her grieve a lot even though she has experienced so much loss. She lost nearly her entire crew aboard the ship, Tantative IV, to Darth Vader and his stormtroopers. Then she had to watch her home planet of Alderaan get obliterated before her very eyes (and her mother and father along with it.) She had to endure seeing Han Solo getting frozen in carbonite, nearly dying in the process. And then even after the Rebellion defeated the Empire the hardships she would face were far from over.
When we see Leia again thirty years after the end of the Imperial war the struggles that she has faced can be plainly seen on her face. From the political obstacles she had to face during the creation and rise of the New Republic to the new war that was on the brink of the horizon with the meager Resistance against the mighty First Order. There’s also the more personal losses she has had to deal with as well along the way with the sudden and total absence of her beloved brother, Luke Skywalker, the agony of knowing that her very son, Ben Solo, was a First Order leader and dark side fanatic, and the depressing separation between her and the man she loves in Han Solo.
Leia has not had an easy life, in fact she’s had if not the hardest, one of the toughest journeys in Star Wars and this is really apparent in The Last Jedi.
So I was just checking out starwars.com to see what was new and as I scrolled down the home page I saw this two-minute long video displaying the LEGO version of The Last Jedi. Now, let me give you a brief history of my experience with legos. When I was younger I had a Wii and a few of my favorite games was LEGO The Lord of the Rings (fantastic game by the way,) LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, and LEGO Star Wars. These games made me love the LEGO version of some of my favorite movies. Then when I got an XBOX One I also ended up getting LEGO The Hobbit and LEGO The Force Awakens, both of which I enjoyed playing immensely. If there just so happened to be a LEGO The Last Jedi I would own it on the first day, that’s how fun and hilarious these games are.
So anyway, like I said before, I saw this two-minute video of the LEGO version of The Last Jedi and I just had to watch it. Check it out:
This is literally one of the funniest things I have ever seen. It’s the entire story of the original trilogy plus The Force Awakens plus The Last Jedi all within two minutesand it’s just absurdly perfect and comedic. I love legos, I loved The Lego Movie when it came out four years ago (I actually own it,) I love seeing these characters I know so well depicted as LEGO toys, and the child narrating the short film only made it funnier.
I love hilarious stuff and you can’t go wrong with legos. I hope this made you laugh as much as it made me laugh and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day and May the LEGOs (hee-hee) be with you.