I can’t believe it. It’s been 40 days since I sold my first short novel PIL and since then, numerous people have read my book. Not only that, but I got my first review of my story and I’m just so happy.
(If you’d like to read the review you can find it here.)
I want to thank you all for your support since I joined this site. You have inspired me to continue to do what I love, watch movies, and write.
Of course, PIL is not the end, it’s only the beginning. Be sure to keep an eye out for the next story in my series, The Women of Adalor.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.
When Ewan McGregor said he was reprising his role of Obi-Wan Kenobi we, the fans, went nuts with excitement. He was back! After years of speculation, he was finally back. And then we got a second surprise. Hayden Christensen would be back too as the legendary Darth Vader for another epic showdown. The shock was palpable, the excitement was electric, and all in all, I absolutely couldn’t wait to see this show.
Now that it’s here, it’s far better than I could’ve imagined. Parts I and II were already special and utterly transfixing but Part III was undoubtedly some of the best Star Wars I’ve ever had the fortune of witnessing. From the first second to the last the episode reveals that is not going to be a boring episode. In fact, it established instantly that the episode would, on many occasions, be designed to emotionally wreck Star Wars fans. And that’s what it did.
Obi-Wan’s time with Leia has been spectacular and emotionally rewarding. The line where she asks him if he’s her real father gets me choked up every time. But it’s the episode’s last ten-fifteen minutes that will stand out as some of the tensest, most incredible minutes in Star Wars history. And that, of course, involved the return of the legend, Darth Vader.
If you’ve seen the newest episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi you will understand the reason for this post’s title. My mind is utterly blown right now. I gasped, I cried, my jaw dropped. This was an emotional rollercoaster that I was not expecting! Not in the slightest.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.
So, to give some early context to this review, I am a young Black woman who loves Tom Cruise movies and yet never had an interest in watching the original Top Gun film. I knew it was one of his most iconic movies, I knew it had a major following, I knew that it became one of the iconic films of the 80s’, and yet there was always something that made me not want to watch it. Even as I prepared to watch its highly-anticipated sequel, even as I noticed that it was available to watch on Netflix, I could never get the urge to watch the film. That being said…the sequel is a phenomenal movie.
It’s nearly half-past 2am as I write this, yet I am absolutely wide awake because I just watched the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and my mind is blown. The trailers did not give anything away. In fact, what you see from the trailers is practically everything from these two episodes.
From the literal first second the show lets you know that this was made for the fans. It’s been seventeen years since we thought we’d never see Star Wars again, leastwise Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story continued and yet…here we are. From there, as Samuel L. Jackson says so eloquently in Jurassic Park: “Hold onto your butts.”
Both episodes together combine for a total of an hour and a half of Star Wars greatness. And through this magical runtime, there’s a lot to experience as a Star Wars fan. One can feel emotion at simply Obi-Wan’s pained expression or you can feel a sense of wonder watching Kenobi being the sand hermit we always knew he was. There’s also a genuine sense of fear when the villains come around because they are exactly that: villains.
As an MCU fan, this week has been an absolute feast.
First off, a couple of days ago, this new official look at Thor: Love and Thunder revealed better looks at the two women who will most likely steal the show in MCU’s next film, Thor: Love and Thunder.
Tessa Thompson returns for her third MCU appearance as King Valkyrie and yes, she looks like royalty.
Next to her is Natalie Portman who has very much been transformed by the Marvel regimen and become freaking Mighty Thor. I mean look at her! This multiversal version of Padme would’ve given Anakin something to think about if he tried to turn against her.
And in the bottom-right corner is, supposedly, our first human version of Bast, the Panther Goddess who granted the Wakandans the power of the Black Panther. If that is her, she looks absolutely stunning.