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‘The Last Jedi’ Is Really Kylo Ren’s Movie

The other day I watched The Last Jedi (mainly because I wanted to see the Praetorian Guard part again) and as I was watching the movie I realized that while the movie, of course, focused on every character the overall heart and soul of the film was provided by Kylo Ren. Rian Johnson has said many times that Kylo Ren was the character he was most excited to tackle and you can totally tell. He provided a compelling storyline to the Star Wars villain that helped incorporate him into the trilogy in a fascinating way while most of the other characters weren’t treated with as much care and attention. And I love that!

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When J.J Abrams introduced this new villain in Kylo Ren I liked him but he ultimately felt too much like a ripoff of Darth Vader’s iconic character. He needed a little more substance and identity so that I could look at him and not immediately see this Darth Vader-wannabe. His best scenes in The Force Awakens were the scenes that involved him without his helmet because not only did we get to see him as his true self but Adam Driver is such a fantastic actor that you want to see his face and his emotions when he’s experiencing things. Rian Johnson knew this so he had Kylo Ren destroy his helmet within his first five minutes in The Last Jedi. Brilliant! That was the first step to his ultimate transformation and a sign that this movie was going to approach this character much differently. Continue reading ‘The Last Jedi’ Is Really Kylo Ren’s Movie

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My Thirteen Favorite Quotes in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is a marvelous and magical franchise jam-packed with exciting moments, beautiful locations, and iconic, lovable characters and today I’m going to share with you my favorite quotes from the various films’ many hilarious and epic moments.

13. “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” (Princess Leia in A New Hope)

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This is one of the most iconic quotes in movie history and it really set in motion a whole lot of events. Luke going to find Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan showing Luke a lightsaber for the first time and telling him about the Force, and the eventual decision that Luke made, due to his uncle and aunt being murdered by the Empire, to learn to become a Jedi. Without that secret message delivered by Princess Leia events in the galaxy would’ve gone on unknown and the still extending story of Star Wars would not be here today. This is a pretty incredible quote in Star Wars.  Continue reading My Thirteen Favorite Quotes in ‘Star Wars’

Throwback Saturday: My Favorite New Things From ‘The Last Jedi’

As what happens every once in the blue moon I forget to share with you all a Throwback Friday post, leaving me to have to write a Throwback “Saturday” post. But this one, in particular, is fun because it’s a look back two years ago when the Vanity Fair issue featuring The Last Jedi came out. So, on that note, here’s a flashback to that exciting day two years ago. Enjoy!

Two Years Ago

The Last Jedi is coming out later out this year and I am ecstatic! In April fans (like me) were finally shown a teaser for the highly anticipated film and was introduced to a brand new character, the small but mighty Rose. Ever since the Star Wars Celebration, there has been little news about The Last Jedi, even fewer spoilers, and a whole bunch of theories fans have tried to glean from the teaser. Then out of nowhere last Tuesday Vanity Fair let loose a fantastic spread for The Last Jedi and it blew my mind. There were exclusive photos, interesting interviews, and new characters to marvel over and theorize about. So on that note let me talk about some of my favorite moments from the awesome spread.

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Throwback Friday: ‘The Last Jedi’ Is the ‘Star Wars’ Movie I’ve Been Waiting For

The Last Jedi, oh what a special film it is. To some, it is a travesty to the Star Wars franchise. To others, it is a breath of fresh air for something new. It’s kind of amazing to think that just a little over a year ago I saw this film for the first time. Now the countdown begins with Episode IX. Exciting! And that’s why, for this week’s Throwback Friday, I’m going down memory lane and looking back at only the second time I ever watched The Last Jedi. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

So I went to see The Last Jedi last week and when I came out of that movie theater I was kind of livid. At the time I thought Rian Johnson had royally messed up this wonderful story J.J Abrams had created. Nearly everything that I had theorized and predicted didn’t happen, which was saddening, but I wanted to see this movie again because maybe there was something that I had missed that the critics clearly saw.

When I walked out of that theater last night after seeing The Last Jedi for the second time I was utterly stunned. The movie was AMAZING! What had happened? Was I in the twilight zone? Was I in an alternate reality where this time around the movie was basically perfect? I couldn’t believe it. Rian Johnson had done it. He had pushed the story forward and made an incredible sequel that blew its predecessor out of the water.

The Last Jedi is not your typical Star Wars film. The Force Awakens was great because it was safely constructed. J.J Abrams took the model of A New Hope and made a nostalgic movie that everybody could get behind. There weren’t any risks taken in the movie, except for them killing off Han Solo. It was a fun film that introduced some lovable new characters and some interesting ideas but overall didn’t push into any unknown territory.

Rian Johnson didn’t do that. He took what we thought we knew about Star Wars and flipped it completely upside down which created a film that was destined to be controversial. I’ve watched Star Wars since before I could remember and so I’m used to a certain thing when it comes to this franchise. He did not make The Last Jedi by the rulebook and it was shocking. My brain had to grow and when it did this movie shined like no other.

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‘The Last Jedi’ Is Really Kylo Ren’s Movie

The other day I watched The Last Jedi (mainly because I wanted to see the Praetorian Guard part again) and as I was watching the movie I realized that while the movie, of course, focused on every character the overall heart and soul of the film was provided by Kylo Ren. Rian Johnson has said many times that Kylo Ren was the character he was most excited to tackle and you can totally tell. He provided a compelling storyline to the Star Wars villain that helped incorporate him into the trilogy in a fascinating way while most of the other characters weren’t treated with as much care and attention. And I love that!

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When J.J Abrams introduced this new villain in Kylo Ren I liked him but he ultimately felt too much like a ripoff of Darth Vader’s iconic character. He needed a little more substance and identity so that I could look at him and not immediately see this Darth Vader-wannabe. His best scenes in The Force Awakens were the scenes that involved him without his helmet because not only did we get to see him as his true self but Adam Driver is such a fantastic actor that you want to see his face and his emotions when he’s experiencing things. Rian Johnson knew this so he had Kylo Ren destroy his helmet within his first five minutes in The Last Jedi. Brilliant! That was the first step to his ultimate transformation and a sign that this movie was going to approach this character much differently.

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Secondly, we got a truly heartfelt final moment between Ben Solo and his mother, Leia Organa. That was another important scene in the film that helped spur the story along in a rather epic fashion and created some empathy for his character.

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