I watched Wonder Woman back in June and I loved it. I thought it was a great introduction to the Amazonian warrior and I thought it was a huge step in the right direction for the DC Universe. Wonder Woman was beautiful, smart, benevolent, powerful, everything that you would want Wonder Woman to symbolize and to be. The movie had its flaws but overall it was an enjoyable film.
So, Wonder Woman is now available to watch at home and I was excited to see it again. And I watched it hoping that it would be just as great as it was when I watched it in the movies. And for the most part, it was.
I absolutely loved the section of the movie when Diana was still at her home, Themyscira.
I mean who doesn’t love seeing a land where there are countless powerful women, of all colors, shapes, and sizes, in one place? It’s a girl’s dream to see something that powerful and epic and it involving only women. So the first portion of the film is hands down my favorite section of the movie but the movie still was rather enjoyable even after that.
A lot of the great storylines in Star Wars revolves around family matters, from the whole father/son struggle between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker to now the conflicts between Kylo Ren, formerly Ben Solo, and his parents. And even though it is the mothers that bring these characters into the world they’re not really celebrated or utilized into the weaving of these fantastic stories as much as they should. So I figure it’s only fair to write a post celebrating these extraordinary women who have had a huge but usually overlooked impact on these Star Wars films.
I know it’s not even a month until Thor: Ragnarok comes out but the closer it gets to November 3 the more excited I’m starting to get. It’s getting closer and closer to the days when Avengers: Infinity War will be the movie I’ll be waiting for and Thor: Ragnarok, I’m sure, will have a lot of nods towards that Avengers film. I’m also excited to watch this new Thor film because it looks so different than all of his other movies.
So this is exciting news in the Star Wars galaxy. I have to say, I was very relieved when LucasFilm got rid of Colin Trevorrow for so many reasons. First, I didn’t like Jurassic World that much, and mainly because of the woman in the film. The fact that she was running from dinosaurs, trekking across mud, and never once got rid of those heels she was wearing was not realistic and rather irritating. You can’t have a director who treats their female characters like that in charge of a movie about heroines like Rey, that just doesn’t work. And secondly, the movie he directed this year, The Book of Henry, was so terribly critiqued that I was really starting to become nervous for Episode IX. Would he end this fantastic trilogy in the wrong way? Would it become another blotch in the Star Wars timeline like the prequels? So, obviously, LucasFilm didn’t like what they were seeing and got rid of him and I was ecstatic to see who they would replace him with.
And then it was announced two days ago that J.J Abrams would write and direct Episode IX and I’m two parts excited two parts disappointed. This is why.
The past week of women’s tennis has been thrilling to watch. From the quarter-final match between Sloane Stephens and #13 Stevaslova to the semifinal match between unranked Stephens and #3 Venus Williams. This semifinal was amazing this year. First of all, all four women were American. When does that ever happen? And secondly, three of the four women had never had opportunities like this before. Stephens managed to, after an amazing last set, beat Williams and advance to the final for the first time. And Madison Keys blew past Coco Vandeweghe as if her competitor wasn’t even good. She had so much focus and control that it was truly incredible to watch. She also has advanced to the final for the first time in her career as well.
This is very heartening for American tennis to see two Americans in the final of the US Open. Not only is it a great accomplishment for our country but Venus and Serena Williams are on their way out, whether I like it or not, and I’ve always wondered when they’re gone who will take their place? Now there are three talented American female tennis players who, if they continue like this, can take the tennis world by storm and I’m just so happy. Of course, this could just be a lucky year and this could possibly never happen again but I’m loving it while it lasts.
There are a lot of superheroes spread across Marvel and Dc Comics and, unsurprisingly, most of them are men. There are, however, the female superheroes who help protect the world and stamp their awesomeness in a male-dominated genre. Now, just to let you know, I won’t be ranking any female characters off of the various Marvel tv shows simply because…I don’t watch them. So since that’s out of the way let me start ranking
Nebula, once villain turned hero, is undoubtedly a cool character. The fact that she’s half robot is fascinatingly different and she just simply looks cool. Her story, thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has also made her much more important in the imminent event of facing Thanos. I read somewhere that in an early draft of the first Guardians of the Galaxy she was going to die at first. I’m so glad they changed that.
There are a lot of different characters in Star Wars, I mean a whole lot of them. There are new characters, old characters, famous characters and background characters, and every single one of them has a unique style about them that makes them memorable, whether it’s good or bad. So, on that note, in this post, I’m going to see who reigns supreme in the realm of fashion in the galaxy. Enjoy.
10. Luke Skywalker
From the sandy deserts of Tatooine to the mountainous islands of the new planet Ach-To, Luke Skywalker has always been cool. Now after years of his absence on the big screen the infamous Luke has returned and his wardrobe has gotten surprisingly better since we last saw him. I remember when I first saw him at the end of The Force Awakens. I expected him to be wearing a black cloak and maybe a dark brown robe but when I saw him in a slightly dirty, old tan, hooded cloak with a robe underneath to match I was amazed. He really looked like a master now, not the young Jedi that he was in Return of the Jedi. So, because of that alone, I have put him as tenth on my list.
9. Jyn Erso
I like Jyn’s outfit a lot. First of all, the outfit she wears throughout the entire film looks very logical for her field of work. I love that there aren’t any low necklines or ultra tight leggings to try to sexualize her. And I love the dark brown. There haven’t been any main female characters in Star Wars, so far, who have worn dark colors. Padme was always in something vibrant or colorful except for a few times. Princess Leia (not General Leia) was always in white or if not that color at least green. And even Rey’s clothing is a sandy color. Jyn was the first female protagonist to wear some dark clothing and I love it. And by the way, are her pants for sale anywhere because they look so comfortable?
What makes Rey’s outfit stand out is the loose fabric draped over her like a curtain. It kind of gives the illusion that she’s wearing a robe or maybe a tunic yet really all she’s wearing is a tank top and a pair of capris. It really differentiates her and gives her that scavenger look that makes Rey so special. I also love love, love the makeshift sleeves on her arms. It keeps her from being too exposed and that’s important in this new age of representation for women and girls.
7. Jango Fett
Despite the many flaws of The Attack of the Clones Jango Fett did manage to stand out, and one of those reasons was because of his beautiful silver and blue suit. One of my favorite toys as a child was Jango Fett because he was so cool. He definitely was going to earn a spot on my list.
6. Director Orson Krennic
Director Krennic is a villain. That’s why when I first saw him in that first teaser over a year ago I was so shocked. He was an Imperial behemoth yet he was wearing white! No one in the Galactic Empire dons any colors other than the usual gray or black. It made him stand out and actually made him a little more frightening. And his cape was simply stunning. I really wished he had been a better character than he was.
5. General/Princess Leia
Princess Leia’s most famous white dress has always been stunning to me, even since I was a little girl. Its beauty provides all of the elegance for this outfit but the designers provided a toughness to her from the flat footed boots she wore. Absolutely perfect. This outfit will go down as one of the most iconic outfits in cinema history. And her style, according to The Last Jedi, hasn’t diminished in the slightest.
4. Darth Vader
Darth Vader is scary, plain and simple. He could’ve looked corny back in 1977 when he made his debut in the public’s eye but I mean look at him! He embodies the essence of a villain. And yeah he’s got those red and green buttons on his chest. It’s because he’s basically a robot! What an ingenious creation. And his cape is so perfect and his armor is so shiny, he was undoubtedly going to be in the top five on my list.
3. Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren is cool, cool, cool, and did I say he was cool? His short cape that goes over one shoulder, the gloves, the silver lined mask, the belt, I mean his entire outfit is perfect. And what’s even better is the fact that his wardrobe is getting even better in The Last Jedi! I know he’s, or at least he used to be, a Darth Vader wannabe but his style is so impeccable I can’t not have him in the top three.
2. Captain Phasma
Need I say more. This picture tells it all. Just like Kylo Ren she’s rocking that cape over one shoulder look. And then her chrome armor is so stunning and gloriously shiny that all I can do is shake my head in appreciative awe. When I had finished watching The Force Awakens I was bummed to think that she died after having such a minimal part. I’m glad to know she’ll get a little more justice in the next installment. And by the way, one of these Halloweens I am totally dressing up as Captain Phasma. She’s too cool not to.
1. Padme Amidala
And the owner of the best outfit…or outfits in her case, is Padme Amidala. I’m not a fan of her character, at least in the second and third episodes of Star Wars. She was turned into a sappy love interest who became infatuated with a young man she knew when he was nine-years old, (super yuck,) and lost all of her cool points. One thing, however, that never did diminish about her was her wardrobe, especially in the second one.
From her flirty yet still elegant attire in Naboo, hairstyles and all,
to even her deathbed at the end of Revenge of the Sith.
Every one of her garments is something I would actually wear if I could, and that’s why she is number one on this list. I hope there will eventually be another main female character in Star Wars with a wardrobe as extensive and gorgeous as hers.
So, that’s my post. It’s been really fun to write and I thank you for reading it. I hope you have a beautiful day.