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Padme’s Ten Best Looks

There are a lot of beautiful and imaginatively inventive outfits that are made for characters in cinema. Star Wars is a field day of unique but practical looking clothing that gives each character their own identity and Padme’s clothing, throughout the prequel trilogy, was stunning, to say the least.

As a child, my sister and I would discuss which outfits were more beautiful and marvel at the gorgeousness of Padme’s dresses. Even now, I still find myself staring at Padme’s wardrobe in sheer awe. No Star Wars character has come close to having a ravishing clothing collection as beautiful as hers. But not only were the clothes but the hairstyles and accessories paired with each dress or jumpsuit were just as impressive.

Today I would like to share with you my ten favorite looks from Padme Amidala. Enjoy!

 

10. Wedding Dress

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When Padme Amidala got married it was pretty much a big deal and she was going to make sure she looked more beautiful than the very environment surrounding her. This dress flatters her beautifully and the hairstyle is just as magnificent.

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And from far away it’s even more spectacular, flowing so perfectly with the lovely head covering melding with the dress. This dress makes me wonder what Leia’s wedding dress looked like. Continue reading Padme’s Ten Best Looks

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These Are the Rotten Tomatoes Scores for Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie: from Worst to Best

A few months ago I wrote a post sharing all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores of the Marvel movies at that time. Now I’ve decided to do the same for all ten Star Wars movies. Let’s see which movies prevail and which movies the critics deem the worst in the franchise. Enjoy!

10. The Phantom Menace: 54%

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Children (me being one of them) loved and still love The Phantom Menace. Adults, obviously not so much.

Audience Score: 59%

The audience was a tad bit more lenient, but it was still rotten.

9. Attack of the Clones: 65%

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Moving out of Rotten territory, Attack of the Clones is looked upon with a little more fondness upon critics. This isn’t, by any means, a good score though.

Audience Score: 56%

Audiences however were not very fond of the Star Wars prequel sequel, giving it a score worse than The Phantom Menace.

8. Solo: A Star Wars Story: 70%

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Solo was fraught with behind-the-scenes conflict, resulting in a film that not only lost money for Disney but would become one of the franchise’s worst reviewed films. But it is Certified Fresh so that’s a relief.

Audience Score: 64%

While it’s not considered Rotten among audiences it was very clear that they were not in love with this second standalone Star Wars movie.

7. Revenge of the Sith: 80%

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While it is clearly deemed far better than its prequel predecessors by critics this film is far from glory in terms of Rotten Tomatoes scores. But hey, at least it reached 80%.

Audience Score: 66%

Audiences were not as lenient. With Darth Vader’s infamous “NOOO!!!!!!” echoing in their ears it was destined for this score to sit under 70%.

6. Return of the Jedi: 81%

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While A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back were clear cinematic masterpieces Return of the Jedi is clearly the weakest of the original trilogy. I mean come on, Ewoks. Giant teddy bears with spears? Not that cool…at all. But that’s just my opinion.

Audience Score: 94%

Clearly the audience felt differently.

5. Rogue One: 84%

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Now this is ridiculous. This movie is clearly better than an 84% score. But I guess critics didn’t feel the same way. I think because Jyn’s story wasn’t developed more and it moved along at a super fast pace, concluding with a very long battle sequence that can honestly be a bit tiring to most, it would leave some walking out of the theater with a dazed brain. Hence, 84%.

Audience Score: 86%

Well at least audiences had a little more sense. This movie is amazing. Pure and simple.

4. The Last Jedi: 91%

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While this film was met with plenty of searing backlash by fans critics actually liked the film, heralding it for its thoughtful storytelling and epic qualities.

Audience Score: 44%

While this score was mainly affected by the ridiculous Star Wars trolls that bombarded Rotten Tomatoes to give the film a horrendous score it is no secret that this movie split fans straight down the middle with its polarizing themes, characters, and use of classic heroes.

3. The Force Awakens: 93%

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J.J Abrams revived the Star Wars franchise with an agreeable film that left critics pleasantly surprised. No, it wasn’t the best Star Wars movie ever made but it was pretty darn close.

Audience score: 87%

Star Wars fans weren’t as easy to please but it was very clear that this movie managed to please the masses.

2. A New Hope: 93%

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Beginning what would be four decades of happiness for generations of families A New Hope is the only Star Wars movie to be nominated for Best Picture and it deserved it. The movie would go on to be the greatest cultural phenomenon of all time.

Audience Score: 96%

It wasn’t the critics that took this film to the heights that it reached but rather the avid fans as they could not stop thinking about the movie that transported them to a galaxy far, far away.

1. The Empire Strikes Back: 95%

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It’s no surprise that this is the best rated Star Wars movie on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s literally perfect from beginning to end. Will it ever be topped? It’ll take an Oscar-worthy Star Wars film to dethrone the Jedi Master.

Audience Score: 97%

Fans thought A New Hope was amazing but they were not prepared for what would come next. With the film taking a dire turn and dropping the greatest movie bombshell in cinema history it’s very deserving of this vs near-perfect score.

So these are all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores. Some are surprising, some, not so much, but it’s fun to see nonetheless.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.

What’s Your Favorite Lightsaber Duel?

Lightsabers. They are part of the wonderful mystique of the Star Wars franchise. And one of the best things to see in these films is the infamous lightsaber duels. From the first one ever created in A New Hope to the latest one in The Last Jedi, lightsaber duels help make these movies even more enjoyable.

So, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I decided to bring forth one of my favorite things in movie history; lightsaber duels. Enjoy.

(In this post I will not include the jaw-dropping Geonosis battle sequence from Attack of the Clones or the incredible Praetorian guard scene from The Last Jedi considering that those scenes are not technically lightsaber duels.)

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A Deeper Analysis of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Title

Last Friday Star Wars fans were finally provided with a tantalizing teaser for Episode IX where we not only got to see our favorite heroes and villains again but also were introduced to the name of this Skywalker saga finale, The Rise of Skywalker. The title was met with mixed thoughts. Some loved it and immediately began to theorize about what the name could mean, while there were those who didn’t like it and thought it was just a straight up stupid name. For me, I found myself in the middle of both realms. On one hand, I like the title and then, on the other hand, I find myself confused by the title’s pronunciation, for it doesn’t flow off the tongue as easily as some of the other Star Wars titles.

But last night, after watching The Last Jedi, I realized that there may be way more meaning to this name than first conceived. There are plenty of theories out there in the world about the title and what it could mean for the movie. One of the theories is that “Skywalker” is a new term for the supposed Jedi. While that may seem silly (and clearly not right) I think these theorists may be closer to the answer behind the meaning of this title than they think and I think I may have solved at least a portion of the title’s meaning. So, on that note, here’s a deeper analysis into the title: The Rise of Skywalker.

(The words in bold are to emphasize certain points in the post.)

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Throwback Friday: Reevaluating ‘Revenge of the Sith’ After ‘The Last Jedi’

Star Wars is one of the reasons why I love life. I’ve watched these movies since I was a child, learning the scenes and memorizing the dialogue to the point where I can recite it at will. And while not all of the Star Wars film are equal I love analyzing these films to the core, discovering the intricacies of the story. That’s why for this week’s Throwback Friday I’m resharing this post I wrote a while back. Enjoy!

Since Disney has acquired Lucasfilm I haven’t watched the prequel trilogy as often as I once did. After The Force Awakens, my enjoyment of the prequels lessened considerably and then after Rogue One managed to blow my socks off it’s rare for me to want to watch a prequel film, or at least be able to watch a prequel through one sitting. So imagine my surprise when I suddenly got the urge to watch Revenge of the Sith last night. I haven’t sat down and really watched this movie in years, why would I want to watch it now? But there was this certain sense, this urge I felt to see how I perceive Revenge of the Sith after the somewhat shortcomings of The Last Jedi. So, I turned it on and I watched it.

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