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My Review of ‘Force Collector’

I’ve finally read another Star Wars novel and this novel just so happened to be Force Collector; one of those stories that was leading up to The Rise of Skywalker.

Written by Emmy-winning author, Kevin Shinick, Force Collector follows the story of 17-year-old Karr Nug Sin and his burgeoning power with the Force as he finds out when he touches stuff he acquires visions that make him pass out. He wants to figure out if he has the chance to become a Jedi and he wants to learn the story of the Jedi that has been hidden away through the decades.

What transpires is a coming-of-age story that is both intriguing and sometimes boring but ultimately led to a satisfying conclusion that had me positively happy. Force Collector is not the best Star Wars novel I’ve read and honestly, halfway through, I was ready to give it a B.

But then it finally got somewhere and I have to admit, I really liked the second half of the story. So now, I have to give the novel a solid A-.

Force Collector isn’t a must-read and ultimately, it doesn’t feel that important in the grand scheme of things but yeah, it was pretty good and now if this character ever shows up in future shows, animated or live-action, I know who he is!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Disney, I Hope You Didn’t Forget About that Lando and Jannah Series

I watched The Rise of Skywalker a couple of nights ago and I remembered something; the last scene with Lando Calrissian was totally setting up what could be an awesome Disney+ series featuring none other than Lando and Jannah.

Judging from how good The Mandalorian is the thought of a Disney+ series following these two characters as they try to decipher Jannah’s lineage sounds fascinating. Plus, I’ve got a theory that defected stormtroopers are Force-sensitive individuals like Finn, meaning we could potentially get a story showcasing Jannah’s journey to becoming a Jedi. Now how cool would that be?

Honestly, The Mandalorian has opened an entire range of possibilities for the future of Star Wars entertainment and I’m here for all of it.

Don’t forget, we’re still getting that Cassian Andor series. And the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. It’s going to be so much fun!

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

That Unforgettable Moment in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

If you’re an avid reader of my blog you will know that I pretty much despise The Rise of Skywalker for practically everything that it is. The story makes absolutely no sense in context with the Skywalker saga, Rey’s Palpatine return fills like a swing from left field and possesses no weight in the actual movie, and the film’s climactic battle on Exegol feels like a joke.

But…despite my annoyance with this movie and about 90% of its narrative choices, there is one moment that feels perfect and I wouldn’t change for the world. And that is the Poe-flashlight scene.

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Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #10-‘The Rise of Skywalker’

I cannot tell you enough how excited I was to eventually see the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker and it beyond delivered! I sat in front of my television screen watching the Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration breathlessly, my heart pounding in my chest and my palms sweating. When it was time for the teaser I had to breathe calmly and prepare myself so I could soak up every second of the trailer. I wasn’t ready!

The first minute and eight seconds were breathtaking, filling me with such exhilaration as I was able to see my favorite heroine (at the time) again. The distinction between good and evil seemed clear as she was adorned in a crisp white version of her scavenger outfit in The Force Awakens.

Approaching her seemed to be none other than Kylo Ren, ominous and faceless in his TIE Fighter as he sought to run our Rey over. But oh no, what did Rey do? She flipped over the frickin’ ship!!!!

My head exploded. I exclaimed in sheer disbelief that I was seeing something so cool. It was an amazing experience. And then…we can’t forget about that chilling cackle of a villain us Star Wars fans never thought we’d see again on the big screen…Palpatine!

I screamed. And then I sat there with my mouth in disbelief. I rushed to watch the teaser again. Chills ran down my spine. My eyes were wide. I was just on another level of excitement. Continue reading Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #10-‘The Rise of Skywalker’

What’s Your Favorite Sequel Trilogy Teaser Poster?

I love movie posters! Teaser posters, official posters, they are all very, very fascinating. Sometimes posters can be a bit underwhelming but overall they provide the vibe for a movie long before you’ve seen the story. Here’s a look at the three teaser posters for The Force AwakensThe Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. Enjoy!

The Force Awakens

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This teaser poster is very simple and to the point. These four characters are the main characters of this new trilogy, the illustrated effect gives it an original trilogy feel, and there is a clear distinction between the dark and the light, with Rey unexpectedly standing in the middle. Fascinating. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Sequel Trilogy Teaser Poster?

Throwback Friday: I’ve Discovered a Potential Connection Between Finn and Leia’s Outfits

While doing my Who’s Your Favorite? series which featured an analysis of Leia’s several outfits throughout her time in this franchise I noticed something that blew my mind.

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The three major characters of this sequel trilogy have been compared to the trio of the original trilogy which of course consisted of Luke, Han, and Leia, but it seems that J.J Abrams is playing to that similarity more closely than you might imagine.

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Throughout most of the original trilogy, we saw Leia in white but when she returned for Return of the Jedi they gave her a different style.

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In Return of the Jedi, she is given a rebel outfit that is completely different than the styles she had before that time.

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And like Leia, Finn’s outfit in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi was very basic, with both looks holding onto the Poe Dameron jacket.

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But if you look at Finn’s new outfit it’s a straight homage to Leia’s look. The brown long-sleeved shirt, the blue pants, the vest, it’s slightly different but it’s totally reminiscent of Leia’s Return of the Jedi look, which is absolutely fascinating!

This was an observation that I just had to share and I thank you for reading. Have a great day and May the Force be with you.