Movies, Romance, Star Wars

Ranking the Romantic Moments in ‘Star Wars’; from Worst to Best

I remembered this post I wrote last year and decided to revisit it with a much-needed update. Enjoy!

21. The Secret Wedding

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While this is clearly a beautiful scene (I mean come on, Naboo’s gorgeous) I skip it every time. Padme is absolutely stunning in her wedding attire and it’s supposed to be a heartwarming scene but I’m just not a fan of Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman’s smooching scenes. Ugh. Hence, my least favorite romantic moment. Continue reading “Ranking the Romantic Moments in ‘Star Wars’; from Worst to Best”

Art, Characters, Marvel, Star Wars

Fan Art Wednesday

It’s time for another Fan Art Wednesday! Enjoy.

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Thor and Mighty Thor by Uzuri Art

Thor and Mighty Thor are going to be awesome in Thor: Love and Thunder but until then this is pretty cool.

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Art, DC Comics, Marvel, Star Wars

Fan Art Wednesday

For the first time in my weekly segment of Fan Art Wednesday, I will be sharing a collection of work from artists around the world and their fantastic fan art for franchises that I love. So, with no further delay, here is this week’s Fan Art Wednesday. Enjoy!

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Jack Sparrow by @Lucky_TwoFive

This pencil drawing of Jack Sparrow is absolutely fantastic and seriously stopped me in my tracks. So cool! Continue reading “Fan Art Wednesday”

Characters, Entertainment, Movies, Star Wars, Women

Should ‘Star Wars’ Get More Creative?

I wrote this post nearly two years ago when I noticed that, despite the new stories Disney was providing, everything seemed to revolve in the same loop of similarity. Two years later and there still isn’t anything new.

The franchise lacks imagination! Big-time. And that became once again very apparent after watching the trailer for the new game coming this October, Star Wars: Squadrons. Let me give you a blunt rundown of where this franchise refuses to take risks.

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When The Force Awakens came out it was practically a replica of A New Hope. The First Order is simply a remastered version of the Empire with barely any new creations. Rey is Luke Skywalker. Han Solo plays the role of Ben Kenobi. Kylo Ren is Darth Vader. Poe is this trilogy’s version of Han Solo. The Starkiller Base is the Death Star.

And this story never tries to go anywhere the story has never gone before.

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The Rise of Skywalker ends up being a remake of Return of the Jedi. Rey faces Palpatine like Luke had to, the Resistance fights the First Order and win, Kylo dies after saving Rey’s life like Darth Vader died after saving Luke’s, there is no sense of creativity whatsoever.

And it doesn’t end there.

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Entertainment, Rogue One, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Star Wars

My Ten Favorite Moments In ‘Star Wars’: Updated

Star Wars is one of the greatest franchises in film history and what makes these go-to flicks so beloved are the iconic moments in these movies. Here’s a much-needed updated list of my ten favorite moments in Star Wars. Enjoy!

10. Rise, Rey

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I’m not a fan of The Rise of Skywalker but even I cannot deny the awesomeness of the moment when Rey is lifted from the throes of death by practically every cool Jedi that has ever been in the franchise. Their voices blend together in a undulating “Rise” that gives me chills every time. Now, why she is so special, the trilogy never seemed to answer that question, and yeah the actual destruction of Palpatine is a bit lame, but I love this part no matter what. I loved it the first time and I love it still.

9. When Rey Finds Luke (The Force Awakens)

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This used to be my favorite scene in all of Star Wars. Unfortunately, it only reminds me now of where everything went terribly wrong. I still love it though.

8. “No, I Am Your Father” (The Empire Strikes Back)

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This is one of the most iconic scenes in film history. If I don’t put this on the list then…that seems a bit strange.

7. Han’s Unfortunate Demise

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This scene conflicts me every time I watch it because not only is it one of my favorite scenes in Star Wars but it’s one of my least favorite too. Here are the pros and the cons of this tear inducing moment in Star Wars. The reason why this is such a good moment is because of its impact to not only the rest of the movie but even the Sequel Trilogy. First of all it was the turning point The Force Awakens needed to turn it from being a good movie to a great movie. Secondly it completed Kylo Ren’s ultimate path to redemption. Plus, it’s a really intense, quiet moment that always draws my attention, no matter how saddening it still is to watch. Now the bad thing about this scene is simply the fact that Han Solo dies! I still can’t believe they killed him off like that. A lightsaber through the stomach, really? And then he had to fall off the bridge didn’t he? Ugh. So yeah, this scene’s on my list but it’s still painful to watch.

6. “I am a Jedi like my father before me.”

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Luke Skywalker is one of the greatest Jedi ever to live and it’s because of moments like this. After a brief plunge to what was essentially the dark side as he thoroughly kicked Darth Vader’s booty he realized, upon seeing his father’s severed robotic hand, that he was slowly becoming the thing he would never want to become.

Like a true Jedi Knight, he threw down his lightsaber before the Emperor, no matter the consequence, and stood proudly as a Jedi “like his father before him.” How can you not get pumped?! Ooh, I’m getting chills just thinking about it.

5. A Death Star Is Born

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After the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker the Not-Wise the conclusion of Revenge of the Sith is nothing short of powerful and this moment here, as Vader and Palpatine stare at the battle station that would mean the ultimate dominance for the Empire being constructed, I get goosebumps on my goosebumps. Such an incredible moment with some serious musical score prominence from, yours truly, John Williams.

4. “Hey kid.”

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I mean come on! In the movie theaters I was crying. I cry at home whenever I see this scene. And yeah, it would’ve been downright INCREDIBLE if it had been Anakin to talk to him in this moment but I’m not complaining. It was a beautiful way to bring Ben Solo back.

3. Darth Vader’s Greatest Scene

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I love Darth Vader. He’s undoubtedly one of the coolest, if not the coolest, villains in film history. All those times I watched Episodes IV-VI I didn’t realize there was one thing he never did that would’ve been so amazing to see, and that is for him to go plum off on a group of non-Force wielding enemies like he did in Rogue One. I really didn’t think I’d ever get to see a scene that looked like something out of the game, The Force Unleashed so of course I’m putting this on the list.

2. Luke Skywalker Is Awesome!!!!

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Luke Skywalker’s story in The Last Jedi may have not been what people expected (or wanted) but it was a powerful conclusion to his arc. His confrontation against the First Order and Kylo Ren will go down as one of the most epic moments in Jedi history. The first time I saw this scene I was in sheer awe and even now I just can’t get enough of it.

Plus, the music is really great too.

1. The Best Scene in Revenge of the Sith

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The prequels can be annoying at times but Revenge of the Sith actually is pretty great and it’s because of scenes like this. His disturbing conversation about Darth Plagueis and his ability to save people from death is chilling because he knows Anakin wants nothing more than to learn this power to save Padme. It’s the ultimate bait and the true beginning of the end for Anakin as a Jedi. When Anakin asks at the end of the scene, “Is it possible to learn this power?” and Palpatine answers, “Not from a Jedi” I’m always like wow, Palpatine you are super crafty.

But what makes this scene most terrifying is the padawan he speaks of killing Plagueis…is himself. 😬

So, this is an updated list of my ten favorite moments in Star Wars.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a thrilling day. May the force be with you.

 

 

 

Characters, Movie Heroines, Star Wars, Women

Throwback Friday: Anakin, Luke, or Rey: Who Had The Best Jedi Training?

Throughout the Star Wars trilogies, there has always been the destined Jedi Knight. In the original trilogy there was Luke Skywalker, in the prequels there was Anakin Skywalker, and now, in this Sequel trilogy, there is Rey. All of these characters have experienced the middle chapter of their various journeys and today I’m going to share with you who I felt had the greatest training to becoming the Jedi (or dark lord, in Anakin’s case) that they were destined to be. Enjoy!

Anakin Skywalker

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Anakin’s middle chapter was fraught with personal conflict as he had to face the biggest challenge in his life; choosing between his love for Padme or his duty to the Jedi Order. When we first meet the older Anakin in Attack of the Clones he is still very much a padawan. His decisions and thinking are brash, he’s disrespectful to his master, Obi-Wan (mainly to impress Padme,) and he’s just a whiny (yes, whiny) mess. Anakin is trying to prove that he’s grown beyond the meager title of padawan and is now a Jedi but he is constantly faced with so many flaws.

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Entertainment, Fashion, Movies, Science Fiction, Star Wars

The Six Best Star Wars Hairstyles

(This is a post I forgot I wrote years ago so…I wanted to reshare it with you. Enjoy!)

I love Star Wars for so many reasons. I love the stories, I love the action, I love the environment, and I absolutely love the characters. And of course, each character has their own special style and part of that style is their hair. So, on that note, here are my six favorite Star Wars hairstyles.

6. Qui-Gon Jin

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Qui-Gon is cool for so many different reasons and one of those reasons is his impeccable hairstyle. First of all, it’s totally a look that I would imagine a Jedi Master having. It’s simple yet elegant in a way, it has this kind of Samurai warrior vibe which is totally sensible considering that George Lucas’s inspiration for the Jedi was from Samurai, and it perfectly defines Qui-Gon. He’s also the only character in Star Wars, so far, with a hairstyle like this. Now I think Rey is going to go a little Qui-Gon on everyone with her new look but that’s a whole other topic.

However, at the moment Qui-Gon Jin has the coolest hairstyle as a Jedi so far.

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