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This Is Definitely the Best Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ So Far

The marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story has officially begun to ramp up and a few days ago they brought out a new poster for the film which actually is the greatest poster they’ve made so far. Here it is.

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So this is the international poster for the movie and I love the Rogue One vibe it’s giving as it’s stacking all of the characters in a hierarchy type of fashion and it’s kind of really cool. I also like the sunrise color scheme. It hints that the dawn of a new big shot in town is coming and that will obviously be Han Solo. Awesome! I also love seeing all of the characters as well. It’s obvious that the four most important characters will be Han, Qi’Ra, Chewbacca, and Lando, which is super exciting. I have to admit, this poster is getting me a little pumped for this movie.

I’ve also just recently gotten the main gist of the movie which is this; Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) is putting together a sort of Avengers of smugglers for a big-shot gangster, Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany) to perform a heist job that’ll obviously pay them a lot of money. That sounds ridiculously awesome because there’s never been a story like that in Star Wars before. Maybe this movie is going to be really good after all because that sounds like an awesome plot. And I’m sure this movie will be full of shocking-but-not-that-shocking betrayals that’ll reveal how Han truly became his namesake; Han Solo.

All in all, I’m actually starting to get excited for this movie. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

Rey Has An Awesome Signature Move

Rey is one of my favorite characters in cinema history for so many reasons but one of those blaring reasons is because she is such a great fighter. Through The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi she has displayed countless times her incredible combat skills but I have also noticed recently that Rey has her own, very awesome, signature move that is a rather cool staple to her character and I am so excited to share it with you. Enjoy!

I Call it The Rey Kick

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During the confrontation between Rey and Unkar’s thugs on Jakku she handled herself very easily against them but one of the most memorable moments of that fighting sequence for me is when she kicked one of the thugs away. It always makes me so happy when she kicks that assailant away and I’ve loved that part of the fight ever since the first time I watched the film. So, that’s the first example of her using her now famous kick.

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Then when she fought Kylo Ren she used her kick again to, well, kick his butt. 🙂 Awesome!

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And then during the epic Praetorian Guard fight she displayed her awesome kicking ability yet again as she kicked one of the Guards away. Rey is so cool and I’m so excited that I discovered this fantastic connection between her and all of her close-combat duels. I hope that her kick purposely is her signature move and that we’ll see her literally kicking some more butt in Episode IX.

I thank you for reading this short observation of mine and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

The Evolution of Scarlet Witch

When Scarlet Witch was introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron I was excited for a couple of reasons. One, she was another female superhero who had been added to the then meager list. Two, she was very cool. I really liked her. And ever since her debut I’ve grown to like her character more and more and now I’m legitimately excited to see her in Infinity War. So today I’m going to share with you her evolution throughout the couple of movies that she has been a part of. Enjoy!

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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Wanda Maximoff had experienced a traumatic life. She had lived with her parents and twin brother for a majority of her younger years but then lost them in an explosion that was caused with weapons bearing Stark’s name. She wanted revenge and allowed a Hydra scientist to tamper with her DNA and make her an enhanced being through the power of the Tesseract. I can’t imagine how torturous that ordeal must’ve been for her but she and her brother survived the experiment and began their revenge tour on Stark and co. a.k.a The Avengers.

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At first she was a compatriot of Ultron as she thought the AI robot would provide her and her brother the revenge against Stark that she wanted but when she found out Ultron was planning to make all life one Earth extinct she had to act. This shows the tremendous good in Wanda. If she had been truly blinded by hate and anger she would’ve stayed on Ultron’s side, despite the eventual outcome to life on Earth, and reveled in the Avengers’ defeat, which would’ve of course been terrible. But she didn’t allow that and sided with the Avengers instead, despite having to fight alongside Tony Stark, the man that she had hated for so long.

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But even then she was very unsure of herself. I mean, she had partially helped bring the monster, Ultron, to life by freaking Tony out to the point that he created the life-erasing machine. But Hawkeye, who is kind of like the sensible father to all of the Avengers, helped make her understand that yes, she had done some wrong things, but that didn’t matter. The world needed her and it was going to be the choice that she made on the floating Sokovia that would actually matter. Long story short, she took his advice and became an Avenger, her twin brother unfortunately died which was a huge growth for her considering that she would then have to continue on without him, and she became the hero that she was always meant to be.

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The Ten Characters That Should Have Their Own ‘Star Wars’ Story

When Disney bought Star Wars and announced they would be making new movies I could’ve never imagined the concept of Star Wars stories. With the addition of these new standalone films in LucasFilm’s repertoire they can tell stories in even greater detail by focusing on certain characters and events and bringing those personal tales that normally wouldn’t have been told to life. Rogue One was the first of these Star Wars stories and it showed me how versatile the Star Wars franchise has truly become as it conveyed a story that had been hinted to us but never fully realized until now. Now Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming out in little over a month and that movie is going to provide us an in-depth look into how Han became the charming rogue that he was by the events of A New Hope. Yay? And it seems that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be getting his own standalone film in the coming years.

But there are so many more fascinating stories that can be told, stories that transcend just the timelines that we know and move beyond our recollection of Star Wars knowledge to tell brand new tales waiting to be seen. Of course, those stories probably won’t be portrayed anytime soon but there are a bunch of characters in this stretch of the Star Wars timeline that need their own movies to tell their stories. So, here are ten characters who I think LucasFilm should definitely consider taking a crack at in the near future. Enjoy!

10. General Hux

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Okay, I know it sounds a little odd imagining a Star Wars story involving General Hux, a character that I’m pretty sure isn’t an ultimate fan favorite, but just hear me out. Hux isn’t a major character by any means in this current trilogy but he does have a rather interesting back story that conveys how he became the ruthless General that he is in the first place.

His father, Brendol Hux, had an illegitimate son (baby Hux) with a mistress and as a result he treated his son poorly. Younger Hux grew up with immense disdain for his father as he slowly grew higher in the ranks of the First Order. By the time he was a young man he ended up having Captain Phasma, his newfound ally, assassinate his father, Brendol Hux, and in the process obtained the rank of general. Hux looks like someone who can be manipulated and easily run over but there is a lot more calculation and ruthlessness to the young officer than meets the eye. (I learned all of that interesting stuff about the First Order general through the book, Phasma.)

I think it would be fascinating to see his story in greater detail because of a couple of reasons. One, it’ll be an excuse to bring Phasma back into another Star Wars movie. 🙂 And two, there’s never been a Star Wars movie that has focused on the political inner workings of an organization. That could provide a refreshing change of tone in what we’ve come to expect from a Star Wars movie. There probably will never be a Hux Star Wars story but it’s still an interesting idea.

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The Ten Most Wasted Characters in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is one of the greatest movie franchises ever made but while it’s filled to the brim with exciting, memorable, and iconic characters left and right through all of its movies there have been some characters who have simply gotten lost in the creative process of making these films. And so today I’m going to share with you the ten characters who should’ve been treated with a lot more love and care. Enjoy!

10. Count Dooku

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Count Dooku was introduced in the prequel trilogy in the second installment and while he was obviously played by an incredible actor in Christopher Lee George Lucas didn’t write the character into the movie correctly. Count Dooku wasn’t exactly a believable Sith. When you have characters as scary and intimidating as Darth Maul and his master, Darth Sidious, I kind of expect that frightening aspect in every Sith and Dooku just didn’t have that. He was too fancy, too polished for me, and I just couldn’t take him seriously. Then he was dead within the first fifteen minutes of the next movie and so there went his extra development. I don’t know what Lucas could’ve done to make Dooku a better character but he was definitely a wasted opportunity for something a lot more epic.

9. Saw Gerrera

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Saw Gerrera was constantly shown throughout the marketing for Rogue One as a major character and yet he was dead within the first fifty minutes of the movie. In fact, he didn’t even leave his room throughout nearly all of his scenes except for his first appearance in the film when he saved Jyn from her hideout in her home planet, Lah’Mu. He could’ve undoubtedly played a larger role in the movie and maybe he did before the infamous reshoots this film underwent but from what the finished product showed us he feels, at times, like a uneccessary block in the middle of the movie.

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Is it Bad That I’m More Excited To See Lando In ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Than Han Solo?

When I heard that Disney was going to make a Star Wars story about a young Han Solo I was skeptical but also a tad excited as well. And then when they announced that a younger Lando would also make an appearance in this film I was definitely worried. Who could possibly replace Billy Dee Williams as the cool, smooth talking smuggler, Lando Calrissean? Well, I am no longer worried because Donald Glover has taken the character of Lando to the next level! Ever since I saw his version of the suave smuggler in the first teaser I knew I was going to like this new Lando a LOT but after this latest trailer it’s pretty much confirmed that he’s going to be the coolest character in the movie. But isn’t that bad? The last time I checked this movie was called Solo: A Star Wars Story, not Lando, the Coolest Dude in the Galaxy: A Star Wars Story and that’s terrible because I feel like the only reason why I’m excited to see this movie is because of Lando, not the main character.

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I mean, he’s got himself one of the coolest droids I’ve ever seen in L3-37, he’s the rightful owner of a rather clean and pristine Millennium Falcon which is really cool, he’s got the finest outfit of the bunch, even Qi’Ra, and he’s just downright really awesome looking.

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I think another reason why I’m so excited to see Lando in this movie is because he was such a small character in the original trilogy and yet he was so intriguing. I’ve always wanted to know a little more about him but until now that wasn’t possible, from a movie standpoint anyway. With this film I’ll finally get a crash course on who Lando was before we find him as the governor of the Cloud City and I’m SO excited!

Now, I don’t know how heavy his involvement in this movie will be and that’s saddening because I’m really digging this character WAY more than Han Solo. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe Disney will see all of the positivity surrounding this new Lando and give him his own standalone film asap because he totally deserves one already. Whatever the case, I’m just hoping he’ll remain in the movie for at least an hour of the film’s time because that will make me very happy. 🙂

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

 

Cassian Andor and Bodhi Rook Are the True Heroes of ‘Rogue One’

I just recently watched Rogue One after not having seen it for quite some time and it. Was. AMAZING!!!! My focus has been on The Last Jedi for the past few weeks and for a little while I thought The Last Jedi was the best Star Wars movie ever made but the more I watch it the more flaws I’ve seen and it’s slightly began to deteriorate in quality. Rogue One has not gotten less enjoyable over the years, in fact, it’s only gotten better and it’s hands down the best Star Wars movie, in my opinion. The whole movie, from beginning to end, is absolutely incredible and I’m just so glad it exists in the Star Wars universe. But as I watched it the last time I realized something that I hadn’t really noticed before and that is the fascinating stories of Cassian and Bodhi throughout the film.

Jyn is the face of Rogue One. She is what the whole movie is wrapped around and she’s the central character to the story but, when you really look at the film, she’s not the hero of the movie. She’s one of the heroes who helped begin a destructive chain in defeating the Empire but the rebels didn’t succeed in getting the Death Star plans because of her exactly. It was the heroic acts of Cassian Andor and Bodhi Rook who made that possible. And so, in this post, I’m going to relay to you why they are the true heroes of Rogue One.

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