Last week on this weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite? the topic was about Marvel’s love stories and so it only seems right that this week’s segment focuses on another incredible franchise’s love stories; Star Wars. There are a lot of enjoyable elements to Star Wars but for those who love a good romance, this franchise has that too. So, on that note, let me list these memorable love stories.
Han and Qi’ra
Han, as a young man, was madly in love with his fellow Corellian sweetheart, Qi’ra but this romance was not to last. Qi’ra moved on and became loyal to the Crimson Dawn, eventually leaving Han and ending their relationship. It was a shocking moment for Han and it would be a turning point in his young life.
With every installment in a Star Wars trilogy, it is safe to assume that the major characters’ wardrobe will change which is always one of the exciting factors of a new Star Wars movie. The major characters presented in The Force Awakens were incredible heroes and villains with their own sense of style and that style stretched onward into The Last Jedi as each character obtained a new outfit. Some looks were better than others but I’m here today to compare those looks with you all. Enjoy!
Poe Dameron doesn’t have the flashiest outfits that have ever been seen in Star Wars because the Resistance is, in essence, a ragtag band of rebels who refuse to let the First Order take over the galaxy. HIs clothing represents that rugged quality of the Resistance.
In The Force Awakens, he had a look perfect for that of somebody visiting the sweltering Jakku; his specially made jacket that’s basically a casual suit of armor, the open-necked shirt for temperature control, and then he’s got his regular pair of pants and boots.
In The Last Jedi, his look was a tad bit more conservative and officer-like. His new jacket, a dark blue one with the Resistance symbol on the shoulder screams rebel fighter, his newest shirt is fashioned more for outer space with the lack of the open neck look, and his pants’ color matches the jacket.
I love both of these looks. They’re simple yet perfectly match Poe Dameron. But I think I would have to say…I like The Last Jedi look a tad bit more.
One of the coolest things about being a Star Wars fan is theorizing the movies. Since The Force Awakens there have been a LOT of theories to pore over and enjoy but one of the theories that I have always been the most interested in is whether Finn was force-sensitive or not. If you may recall, I wrote a post about his possibility of being Force sensitive earlier this year and I’m still hoping that he does end up being a tad bit Force-sensitive in Episode IX.
And my sister shares my same imagination toward Finn. In fact, she has drawn a certain piece of fan art that imagines Finn as a Jedi and it turned out to be so absolutely incredible I wanted to share it with all of you. Here it is.
Isn’t. This. Amazing?! Not only is it a beautiful drawing but it looks nearly identical to the actual John Boyega!
I’ve always imagined Finn as a Jedi but to see what it could possibly look like is even more fantastic. Who knows? Maybe it’ll become true and we’ll get to see him use the Force in an exciting way in Episode IX. Maybe he’ll turn out to be like Leia. She had the Force but she didn’t exactly become a Jedi. She was able to use the power for intuition and even, in dire circumstances, to save herself from death but she was never a full-blown Jedi knight. Maybe Finn’s Force-sensitivity will be on the same level.
Whatever the case, this painting is awesome and I’ve loved sharing it with you all.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.
When you think of Star Wars romance may not be the first thing that comes to mind but it’s, surprisingly, one of the franchise’s greatest aspects. The reason why the original trilogy was such a well-rounded trio of movies is because every aspect of those films were perfect, especially the romantic side of things. Han and Leia’s love story is, in my opinion, the greatest romance in science-fiction movies and it helped make The Empire Strikes Back easily one of the best (or best) Star Wars films ever made.
Since then the aspect of romance in this franchise has been a little sub par. The love story between Anakin and Padme was straight down icky for a couple of reasons. One; Padme knew Anakin when he was a boy and she was a teenager so to think that she fell in love with him when he grew up is kind of weird. And two; their chemistry was so off watching them together just didn’t look right. You could tell Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman were acting like they liked each other and that’s bad.
Star Wars is a wonderful franchise that has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world and part of the reason why is because of the characters. Without those incredible heroes like Luke and Rey or the memorable villains, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, these movies wouldn’t be half as entertaining as they are now.
Throughout the years there have been incredible character duos in Star Wars that have made the movies so much more fun to watch and today they are part of my weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Here are all of the Star Wars duos (this is solely based on the movies.)
Finn and Rey
Finn and Rey have had quite the journey through the trilogy so far. In fact, their individual journeys ended up leading them apart for the majority of The Last Jedi. But when they are together it’s like a match made in heaven.
Before we were reacquainted with Han Solo and Chewbacca in The Force Awakens we were following the stories of youngsters Finn and Rey and they were so immediately lovable I didn’t even miss the Star Wars veterans. Their friendship is part of the reason why I love The Force Awakens so much and I can’t wait to see them have more time together in Episode IX.
Episode IX is officially under way and to celebrate yesterday’s first day of filming for the movie J.J Abrams shared a vague behind-the-scenes photo commemorating the beginning of this incredible journey that we are about to partake on. Here’s the tweet.
Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go. Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part. #IXpic.twitter.com/FOfnGwVut5
Another glorious week has passed and it has definitely been an exciting week for Star Wars fans. The Clone Wars cartoon was announced to be getting a final season which will debut on Disney’s new streaming service and the official cast announcement for Episode IX was released on Friday. So, in the spirit of Star Wars, this week’s segment is focused on, well, Star Wars characters of the current trilogy. Who’s your favorite of the new troupe? Here are the characters.
Until Finn there had never been a story about a stormtrooper-turned-rebel fighter and that’s why Finn is so great. He’s a special man and on top of that he is as heroic as they come. He didn’t have to turn against the First Order but he did because he knew the First Order was wrong in what they were doing. He didn’t have to save Poe but he did (mainly because he needed a pilot’s help.) He didn’t have to save Rey from getting killed by the stormtroopers on Jakku but he did because he’s a good man.
I could keep going on and on about his heroics but you get the point. All of the heroic things he did he didn’t have to do. He could’ve remained a mindless stormtrooper who does what he’s told despite the obvious fact that he would be doing wrong or he could make a difference and defy those who wanted him to kill innocents without mercy. I’m glad he took the latter. (Finn’s great.) 🙂