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‘Star Wars: Rebel Rising’ Has Reaffirmed Why ‘Rogue One’ Is My Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars film mainly for its gritty, no-nonsense storytelling that fully displays the ugliness and unforgiving aspect of war, leading to the (SPOILER ALERT) ultimate demise of the movie’s primary cast.

One of my personal favorite Star Wars novels was Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel which features Galen and Lyra Erso during their days as Imperial enthusiasts and their evolution into the people we see by the time of Rogue One. Like Catalyst, Star Wars: Rebel Rising gives us Jyn Erso’s backstory, delving deep into the psyche of the character and all of the challenges she had to face growing up.

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Fan Art Wednesday

It’s another week of beautiful art but this week I wanted to change the pace a little and share both original and fan art. Enjoy!

In the top left piece we’ve got a sketch of Mando wielding his new Beskar staff. I already know Favreau and Filoni are giving him this weapon as a setup for his imminent duel against Moff Gideon later this season. That’s a confrontation that I am so freaking excited to see, if that does in fact happen.

The next piece is also inspired by the latest episode of The Mandalorian but what I love about it is how it not only highlights Ahsoka Tano, the bad*** that she is, but this newcomer, Morgan Elsbeth who simply oozes coolness.

And last but not least, this stunning and very lovely picture of Jyn and Cassian. There are so many romantic pieces drawn for the likes of Rey and Kylo Ren (geez, it’s overwhelming…and not in a good way) but I think people are sleeping on one of the best romances in the franchise: Jyn and Cassian. There’s nothing complicated or nonsensical and even though they’re only given one movie to build a foundation on their relationship I love their story more than every other couple in Star Wars (besides Kanan and Hera of course.) Hence, I love this piece! They, as well as this movie, deserve more love from the fan art community!

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What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Poster?

Who doesn’t love a good poster? For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I’m looking back at some of the greatest posters ever made; the Star Wars posters. Enjoy!

The Phantom Menace

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With the classic drawn-look of the prequel trilogy posters we get to see all of the main characters of this story with young Anakin standing front and center and Darth Maul lingering in the background as a menacing (get it😉) presence. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Poster?

What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Novel?

Star Wars is a fun franchise because of its gripping movies, lovable characters, and intertwining tales of delusions and grandeur, but it can also be just as fascinating for all of its seemingly endless content.

Star Wars novels are some of the best books you could ever read, providing brand new stories that either enlighten one’s view of a certain character known in the movies or introducing us to brand new characters in brand new corners of the galaxy that haven’t been explored yet.

My favorite Star Wars novel is the type that expands upon the movies. You know, the ones that give a certain favorite character more depth or helps expand my knowledge of a certain film.

That description fits such novels such as Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, written by James Luceno, The Legends of Luke Skywalker, written by Ken Liu, or Phasma, written by Delilah S. Dawson. These three novels are superb, delving into the backstories of characters like Galen and Lyra Erso in Catalyst, providing several accounts of Luke’s awesomeness through the eyes of others in The Legends of Luke Skywalker, or telling us Phasma’s origin story in, you guessed it, Phasma.

But my favorite Star Wars novel of all just so happens to be the extended novelization of The Last Jedi. Jason Fry took Rian Johnson’s material and expanded it in a way where I could see the brilliance of the film, a brilliance that was not translated very well in the actual movie. The novel helped give Rose’s relationship with Finn more depth, we got to see why Poe Dameron ended up running around like a chicken with his head cut off, and Rey’s urge to the Dark Side was also elaborated upon as well.

It was absolutely fascinating, brilliant, oh I could give it so much praise, but it is undoubtedly my favorite Star Wars novel, as of right now. I’m really intrigued in finally reading Queen’s Shadow and Queen’s Peril, written by E. K. Johnston because FINALLY we’re getting a story that features Padme Amidala. That should be fun indeed.

What’s your favorite Star Wars novel? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

Fan Art Saturday

I forgot Fan Art Wednesday so…here we are. Today, I’m having a bit of fun by highlighting some really cool fan art featuring from my favorite characters from Rogue One. Enjoy!

This piece is so cute. The simplicity stands out as each character gets a chance to shine in their own way. It once again reiterates my love for this band of ragtag heroes who came together to try and defeat the Empire.

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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!

11. The Rise of Skywalker: 52%

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Yep, The Rise of Skywalker sits at the bottom of this list and I’m not surprised. This movie had its exhilarating moments but it had plenty of horrible moments as well. Too many to count on two hands.

Audience Score: 86%

The audience liked it more than the critics did, obviously. I’m on the side of the critics. Continue reading These Are the Rotten Tomatoes scores for Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie: from Worst to Best