I’m feeling kind of nostalgic so I wanted to reshare the amazing Vanity Fair photos for The Rise of Skywalker. Enjoy!
First off, here are the covers for the Vanity Fair magazine. Um, awesome!
Here we see a look at the native inhabitants of the brand new planet, Pasaana (so it’s not Jakku after all) which is exciting in itself. These clothes, these outfits, it’s beautiful. I have a feeling this film is going to be visually captivating. Continue reading Revisiting the Photos for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’
Yesterday I was reacquainting myself with one of my favorite movies, The Force Awakens, and, as always, I was having a blast. In 2015 I went to see the movie five times in the movie theaters. It’s the most I’ve ever dragged myself to the theater to rewatch a film that utterly blew me away.
Yes, The Force Awakens is practically a rehash of A New Hope, but it’s still an amazing movie with fascinating themes and wonderful characters. And its conclusion is one of the best cliffhangers I have ever seen.
Rey arrives at Ahch-To seek out the beginning of her destiny, John Williams’ incredible score crescendoing with the falling of my tears. I don’t know what it is but no matter how hard I try I cannot refrain from releasing a tear or two while watching this chill-inducing movie ending. But it’s also rather interesting how the tears have changed over the years.
In 2015-2017 I cried mystified awe. I mean, Mark Hamill was back! Luke Skywalker was now a part of our lives once more and he seemed cooler than ever. I couldn’t stop crying tears of joy to see such an iconic character back on the big screen.
In 2018 I cried with a different feeling inside. The feeling that I now knew what happened to Luke in The Last Jedi and I was kind of sad yet still wowed by how the story evolved.
And now, in 2019, I cry with a sense of utter disappointment (and perpetual admiration of the fantastic scene.) The Last Jedi has grown on me, and not in a good way. I haven’t watched The Last Jedi in months and the more I think about it the more I realize it isn’t a Star Wars movie. Yes, the story does make sense if you look at it in context with ALL of the other films but it’s still annoying to watch on the fly. The only way I can tolerate it these days is if I watch it after a Star Wars marathon, which can be tasking. Continue reading Four Years Later and I Still Cry At the End of ‘The Force Awakens’
Star Wars has been a classic tale of good versus evil since it arrived over four decades ago in the form of A New Hope. You had the lovable heroes; Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, and the droids, C-3PO and R2-D2. And then there was the ultimate villain, Darth Vader, who emitted menace as soon as he walked in a room.
Over the years the Star Wars franchise has kept up that narrative of the heroes versus the villains in new, exciting ways. Lately, the movies have tried to blur the divisions between the protagonists and antagonists to keep viewers guessing but at the end of the day, there is still the dark side and the light. It’s fascinating stuff.
But then there’s that constant question: who’s cooler? Well, that’s what I’m here to find out. Enjoy!
Continue reading ‘Star Wars’ Heroes vs. Villains: Who’s Cooler?
A few months ago I would share with you the newest Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures shorts that would debut on the Star Wars Kids channel on Youtube…and then I got slack. I stopped watching the shorts until a few days ago when I decided to binge-watch all of the episodes that I had missed.
Turns out there were about fifteen shorts that I hadn’t seen and many of them were kind of amazing. So, today, I’m here to share with you my ten favorite shorts so far.
10. Leia and Han-The Han Rescue
Who doesn’t love the relationship between Leia and Han? It’s a beautifully told love story that has transcended generations and this short only highlights Leia’s powerful role in this romance. No, she is not treated as a damsel in distress and I LOVE that. Hence, this is one of my favorite Galaxy of Adventure shorts. Continue reading The Ten Best ‘Galaxy of Adventures’ Shorts…So Far
The Rise of Skywalker is less than six months away and the tension is rising. With each passing month, the fervor surrounding the film grows as I begin to wonder more and more what the heck is going to happen. With a heavy hitter like Emperor Palpatine returning to reprise his role in this Skywalker saga finale the questions I am dying to have answered are flying around inside my brain like a miniature cyclone.
Why is Palpatine back? If The Last Jedi wasn’t the end to the topic of Rey’s parentage then who are her parents? Who is the title, The Rise of Skywalker, talking about? Will Kylo Ren be redeemed? On and on and on my thoughts are racing about this final movie and yet I know I won’t have a definitive answer until I’m walking out of that theater after having finally watched the film on December 20. But…being a Star Wars fan, there’s always the chance that one can, as Darth Sidious said, “discover the secret.” Maybe there’s a hidden clue lying about in Star Wars lore that contains the key to the entire Rise of Skywalker plot. And I think I may have found that key. Continue reading What Could These Prophecies Mean for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’?