It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for another weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Last week’s segment was a fun one as I asked all of you who your favorite Justice League hero is? This week I’m heading back to a galaxy far, far away and giving you another fun topic; Darth Vader versus Kylo Ren. Both of these characters have delighted us, scared us, and provided their respective trilogies complex and engaging storylines that keep us coming back for more. And that’s why I made them the topic of this week’s segment. Enjoy!
Darth Vader has had quite the journey. As a young man, he was an accomplished Jedi Knight who was believed to be the Chosen One who would bring peace back to the galaxy. But Palpatine had another plan in mind.
He used Anakin’s deepest, darkest fears against him and turned him into the heavy-breathing, lightsaber-wielding, masked-cyborg, Darth Vader.
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Yesterday I wrote a post announcing the arrival of Star Wars‘ next animated project, a series of shorts available to watch on both StarWarsKids.com and the Star Wars Youtube Channel. After watching the trailer I was more than excited and after seeing the shorts today I am through the roof with Star Wars nostalgia and happiness. So, with no further delay, let me tell you about these shorts and how I’d rank them.
6. Luke Skywalker-The Journey Begins
This may be my least favorite of the shorts but that doesn’t mean it’s not epic. I honestly was a bit surprised at short these shorts are but hey, they’re awesome, so it doesn’t matter. Grade: B+
5. R2-D2-A Loyal Droid
This is by no means an unentertaining animated short because it was phenomenal. It took one of the earliest yet greatest moments in A New Hope and spruced it up a bit to make a compelling 1 minute long short that had me utterly riveted. Grade: A-
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When it was announced that there was going to be a live-action series on Disney+ focusing on fan-favorite Cassian Andor I couldn’t believe it. I was and still am so excited about this news. Cassian is my favorite Rogue One character and with this series, he can finally get the backstory that he so absolutely deserves. But there’s another exciting element to this news and that is the idea that other awesome characters can make appearances in this series. Characters we all know and love and haven’t been given enough time to shine. So, on that note, here’s a list of characters that I think could make some surprise appearances on the show.
Mon Mothma has played an important leadership role in the Rebellion for many years and as obvious from the movie she has a relationship with Cassian as his superior. I think it is inevitable to see her make an appearance or two in the series.
While it’s pretty likely that Cassian and Darth Vader will most likely never cross paths there is always a slight possibility that it could potentially. Maybe on one of Cassian’s spy missions, he’ll see Vader from afar or just barely manage to avoid him. That could be very entertaining.
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I’ve been watching Star Wars since I was a child and just saw Halloween for the first time a few days ago. Darth Vader is one of the most iconic villains of all time and Michael Meyers is also an antagonist that whether you know the film or not you know who Michael Meyers is. But there is another similarity between these mask-wearing villains that is both disturbing and brilliant at the same time and that is their heavy breathing.
Darth Vader can be detected as soon as you hear that iconic breathing that makes him the character we know to this day. That breathing is what made him frightening and what also made him stand out amidst his antagonist brethren but it seems that he’s not the only character that can be recognized by the heavy breaths.
Throughout Halloween, a lot of times the director, John Carpenter, would mess with the viewer by having us only hear but not see Michael Meyers. Like in this scene for example. You can’t see Michael Meyer’s face but you can hear him breathing very heavily in an unnerving fashion. And it’s this way throughout the rest of the movie as well.
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It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another segment of Throwback Friday. Today I’m sharing with you all the very first post I ever wrote on this blog. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
Darth Vader Returns
One more day! One more day until I finally, for the first time, hear Darth Vader’s breathing in the movie theater, particularly in IMAX. I was brought into the fantastic world of Star Wars with the prequels Episode I, II, and III. I mean I was literally a baby just coming into my first year when I first experienced The Phantom Menace in the movie theater with my parents. Because those prequels didn’t give the backstory of Anakin Skywalker any justice when I finally did see Darth Vader in the classic trilogy of Star Wars he wasn’t as intimidating as he should’ve been.
Finally, with the help of Disney, I think he will truly become the beloved, scary, iconic villain we have all been waiting to enjoy again. I mean who can compete with “No, I am your father.” Definitely one of the best and most jaw-dropping lines in movie history. Of course, Darth Vader isn’t the only reason why I’m excited for Rogue One but he’s definitely a large part of my enthusiasm to see this film.
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For the past two Star Wars movies in this current trilogy rumors have circulated that Anakin Skywalker would make an appearance in the films. In The Force Awakens they went far enough to create concept art showcasing Anakin Skywalker who would have appeared in Rey’s vision. He, unfortunately, didn’t make it into the end product of the film.
In The Last Jedi it was rumored that Rey would experience in one of her Force-training exercises a vision where one of the sea monsters (that Luke ended up milking) was living in a cave and it would transform into Anakin Skywalker. (That sounds reminiscent of Luke’s vision in the cave on Dagobah.) That also didn’t end up happening.
That rumor from The Last Jedi seemed all the more palpable because Hayden Christensen showed up at some Star Wars conventions last year, which he has’t done in a while.
No rumors have started circulating about Anakin making an appearance in Episode IX but if this is supposedly the Skywalker saga finale shouldn’t he be in it in some form or another? It’s already rumored that Darth Vader is going to make a cameo appearance so maybe he won’t show up after all.
Do I think he should be in the movie? Yeah, why not? I would love to see a Force Ghost Anakin Skywalker talk a little bit of sense into his deranged grandson, Ben Solo. I think it would be positively awesome. And one thing J.J Abrams knows how to do is to deliver a lot of fan-service moments that’ll make us all very, very happy.
What do yo think? Do you think Anakin should return in Episode IX or should he remain absent? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
This past January I updated my list of my fifteen favorite Star Wars characters and after recently revisiting that post it’s definitely time to change that list once again. Enjoy!
15. Vice Admiral Holdo
Holdo is unlike any other character that has appeared in Star Wars and that’s what makes her so unique. It’s always exciting seeing brand new characters that we can’t associate with someone we’ve seen before in the franchise and even though she was killed off in The Last Jedi she has still easily become one of my favorite characters in Star Wars.
14. Poe Dameron
Poe Dameron is easily the greatest pilot in the galaxy (besides Rey and Kylo Ren) and that makes such an awesome character to have in this current trilogy. He helps fill the void that Han Solo has left with his unfortunate death in The Force Awakens and yet he doesn’t feel like a carbon copy of the iconic Star Wars character. That’s always important.
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