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‘The Last Shot’ Is Just Like ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Enjoyable but Boring

I’ve read over a fourth of The Last Shot, a companion to Solo: A Star Wars Story. It features a story of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian that jumps back and forth between their years before the events of Solo and their years after Return of the Jedi.

I tried to really get into this novel, and maybe I’ll try to finish over it the next few days, but like Solo: A Star Wars Story, I couldn’t sink my teeth into this novel as much I wanted to. Daniel Jos√© Older tries to bring Lando and Han to life in a realistic way but I couldn’t connect. Lando feels too much like Lando, if that makes any sense. And Han’s constant grumpiness and lack of cockiness in this story makes him less likable than normal.

What I did like, however, were the father/son and even uncle/nephew moments with two-year-old Ben Solo. Years before he would turn evil and kill the very man who brought him to existence, years before the dark side would begin to corrupt him and he would start becoming a troubled child, he was a sweet, innocent, dark-eyed baby who was just as cute as could be.

It’s so sad. ūüė≠

Anyway, like I said before, I’ll try to complete this story but as of now, it’s good, but it hasn’t gripped me in the way that the novelization for Rogue One did. Just like I find myself unable to watch Solo anymore even though it’s good, The Last Shot won’t be making it to the top of my must-read list.

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

 

‘The Last Shot’ Is Just Like ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Enjoyable but Boring

I’ve read over a fourth of The Last Shot, a companion to Solo: A Star Wars Story. It features a story of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian that jumps back and forth between their years before the events of Solo and their years after Return of the Jedi.

I tried to really get into this novel, and maybe I’ll try to finish over it the next few days, but like Solo: A Star Wars Story, I couldn’t sink my teeth into this novel as much I wanted to. Daniel Jos√© Older tries to bring Lando and Han to life in a realistic way but I couldn’t connect. Lando feels too much like Lando, if that makes any sense. And Han’s constant grumpiness and lack of cockiness in this story makes him less likable than normal.

What I did like, however, were the father/son and even uncle/nephew moments with two-year-old Ben Solo. Years before he would turn evil and kill the very man who brought him to existence, years before the dark side would begin to corrupt him and he would start becoming a troubled child, he was a sweet, innocent, dark-eyed baby who was just as cute as could be.

It’s so sad. ūüė≠

Anyway, like I said before, I’ll try to complete this story but as of now, it’s good, but it hasn’t gripped me in the way that the novelization for Rogue One did. Just like I find myself unable to watch Solo anymore even though it’s good, The Last Shot won’t be making it to the top of my must-read list.

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

 

Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #14-‘Rogue One’

I was skeptical about the¬†Star Wars¬†stories, I really was. I had never seen a Star Wars movie outside of the episodic films and I just didn’t know how a movie about the rebels who stole the Death Star plans would turn out.

It was this trailer that officially made me excited about this film and its prospects to be incredible. Here it is.

There was a strong sense of Star Wars-iness that made this trailer infuse me with awe and excitement. Specifically, the end, where we get to see a clip of Darth Vader paired with his iconic breathing. My brain exploded, goosebumps still course up my arms whenever I see that moment, and I am overcome with the gratitude that this movie really was as special as I’d hoped it would be.

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

‘The Last Shot’ Is Just Like ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Enjoyable but Boring

I’ve read over a fourth of¬†The Last Shot, a companion to¬†Solo: A Star Wars Story. It features a story of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian that jumps back and forth between their years before the events of¬†Solo¬†and their years after Return of the Jedi.

I tried to really get into this novel, and maybe I’ll try to finish over it the next few days, but like¬†Solo: A Star Wars Story, I couldn’t sink my teeth into this novel as much I wanted to. Daniel Jos√© Older tries to bring Lando and Han to life in a realistic way but I couldn’t connect. Lando feels too much like¬†Lando, if that makes any sense. And Han’s constant grumpiness and lack of cockiness in this story makes him less likable than normal.

What I did like, however, were the father/son and even uncle/nephew moments with two-year-old Ben Solo. Years before he would turn evil and kill the very man who brought him to existence, years before the dark side would begin to corrupt him and he would start becoming a troubled child, he was a sweet, innocent, dark-eyed baby who was just as cute as could be.

It’s so sad. ūüė≠

Anyway, like I said before, I’ll try to complete this story but as of now, it’s good, but it hasn’t gripped me in the way that the novelization for¬†Rogue One¬†did. Just like I find myself unable to watch¬†Solo¬†anymore even though it’s good,¬†The Last Shot¬†won’t be making it to the top of my must-read list.

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

 

Palpatine Needs a ‘Star Wars’ Story

Before¬†Solo,¬†it seemed that there would be many more¬†Star Wars¬†standalone films to get excited for but with the dismal failure of¬†Solo‘s box-office run Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that production for¬†Star Wars¬†movies in the future¬†was going to slow down after¬†Episode IX. When that happened all of the incredible ideas that could’ve been converted into¬†Star Wars¬†films was brought to an immediate halt.

The much-wanted Obi-Wan standalone film, the Boba Fett movie, the potential¬†Solo¬†sequels, these were films that were talked about but probably won’t ever to come to fruition. But, let’s say,¬†Star Wars¬†stories do become popular again and LucasFilm starts to crank them out once every couple of years or so like they have been doing. Well, I think it would be really fascinating to see a story focusing on Palpatine.

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Should ‘Star Wars Stories’ Become Exclusive Movies for the Disney Streaming Service?

When Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012 they immediately decided they wanted to bring Star Wars movies back into existence with a brand new trilogy and at least a couple of Star Wars standalone films called Star Wars Stories.

Both installments in the current trilogy have made north of a billion dollars and the first standalone film, Rogue One, also made over a billion dollars. It seemed that the Star Wars Stories was actually a brilliant idea. And then came Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Solo¬†was surrounded by controversy since the summer of last year after Disney decided to fire the film’s directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street,) three-fourths of the way into filming. It placed a huge monkey wrench in the production of the new standalone movie and we didn’t get a trailer for¬†Solo¬†until February of this year, three months before the actual film came out!

So, it was no surprise that Solo bombed at the box office, becoming the first Star Wars movie to do so, and now Disney is completely rethinking their entire approach with the Star Wars Stories.

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