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The Greatest Duos in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is packed full of incredible characters throughout all of its nine films and while most of the characters usually head on their own path some of these lovable individuals end up becoming remarkable teams that have become iconic in film history. And so today I’m going to talk about the duos in Star Wars that have always brought a smile to my face and made the movies that much better. Enjoy!

Finn and Rose

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The latest installment in this nine film-and-counting franchise, The Last Jedi, brought a new character to the Star Wars universe, the adorable Rose Tico, and placed her alongside the lovable Finn throughout the entire movie, immediately making them one of the greatest and cutest duos in Star Wars so far.

One of my favorite scenes in The Last Jedi was when Rose first meets Finn.

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Not only is it one of the funniest scenes in the movie but we get to see how Finn has really become the “big deal” that he lied and said he was in The Force Awakens due to Rose gushing over him when she first meets him. She soon realizes that Finn was actually trying to desert and that’s when we get to see that her character isn’t one to be trifled with which I love. As she’s taking the stunned Finn to her superiors it immediately establishes the chemistry between the two characters as they realize what they must do at the same time to fix the hyperspace tracking situation. From thereon they partake in a daring mission that strengthens their friendship and highlights how great of a team they really are. And thanks to Rian Johnson not killing Rose after she saved Finn from committing suicide to save the Resistance I’m sure the two will have many more exciting adventures together and I can’t wait to see them.

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Is the Romance in ‘The Last Jedi’ Worthy?

Star Wars is a fantastic franchise for many, many reasons but it also bodes one of the greatest love stories ever to be in a sci-fi film. The story of Han Solo and Leia is one of the greatest romances I’ve ever seen in a movie and it really set the bar for love stories in Star Wars. 

And then you had the prequel trilogy which is basically wrapped around the tragic love story of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. While their love story isn’t one of my favorites it is very central to the overall story of how everything came to be in Star Wars.

Now we have a new trilogy and the aspect of romance has finally been legitimately introduced in Disney’s third Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi. Now in the previous two films there were hints of romance. In The Force Awakens it is established throughout the movie that Finn and Rey’s affection for each other is slightly beyond the realm of mere friendship. And then in Rogue One Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor end up realizing they love each other just moments before their demise. The Last Jedi is the first recent Star Wars film to feature a legitimate romance and I’m glad about it. That’s a very important aspect of these new Star Wars movies that hadn’t been broached yet and I’m glad it has. The question is, was the romantic aspect of The Last Jedi a plus for the movie or an unwanted distraction?

SPOILER ALERT! I’m going to talk about some of the movie’s scenarios in great detail and so if you haven’t watched The Last Jedi yet and you don’t want to know what happened in the film I advise you to discontinue reading this now. Okay, thanks for observing this warning and I hope you enjoy.

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‘The Last Jedi’ Is Only Three Days Away!

As the days go by the moment we have all been waiting for is drawing ever closer and I can’t believe it. When The Force Awakens came out two years ago I would’ve never imagined the story evolving into what it is now and I’m simply excited to finally see what happens next on these characters’ incredible journeys.

Today critics’ reviews for The Last Jedi will be released and I’m not reading any of them. I saw the reactions on Twitter and those were all of the reviews that I needed to know. The commercials, trailers, and featurettes have spoiled enough content. I don’t want to know anything else about the movie that I might not know about already. Besides, I’m going to find out everything in three days. I think I can wait a little longer to see what’s going to happen in this movie.

So, here’s the teaser for today.

This teaser is simply a compilation of everything that’s already been shown, with the exception of maybe two clips that go by so fast if you blink you could miss it. I love that though. The people behind LucasFilm are absolute pros when it comes to marketing Star Wars movies. When The Force Awakens was coming out I thought Finn was going to be the new Jedi of the trilogy and come to find out it was actually Rey. And then with Rogue One nearly all of the footage shown in the trailers and tv spots wasn’t even in the actual movie! That means that even though there have been over two dozen tv spots and several trailers for The Last Jedi I won’t truly know what this movie is about until I sit in that movie theater on Friday and that is an exciting thought.

And the Character Today Is…

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Everyone’s favorite ex-stormtrooper, Finn! First, Finn is one of the most original characters to have a major role in a Star Wars film. I mean, he’s not your typical Star Wars hero. He isn’t a heroic Resistance pilot like Poe. He isn’t a benevolent scavenger like Rey. He’s literally a stormtrooper! He was one of those faceless robots who wouldn’t hesitate to murder innocent civilians if ordered to. Up until The Force Awakens stormtroopers were never given a second thought. We didn’t know or care about the people underneath the white helmets. Then Finn obtained a conscience and turned good and you suddenly realize that stormtroopers aren’t just clones programmed to kill. They have emotions just like everyone else in the galaxy.

Finn’s journey in The Force Awakens was a blast to watch. He went from being a mindless soldier of the First Order to becoming a hero of the Resistance by the end of the movie. And even though he nearly died fighting Kylo Ren in a lightsaber duel his bravery was inspiring and I’m really glad that they didn’t kill him off.

Now his journey will continue in The Last Jedi and I am super excited to see where his story will take him this time around. I know he has a showdown with his old boss, Captain Phasma, which I can’t wait to see. I know he’s involved in some sort of secret mission which will have him going with Rose to the beautiful city of Canto Bight. And I know he’ll participate in the battle on Crait but besides those three things I am truly in the dark about his story and I would like to keep it that way.

Finn is one of my favorite characters to ever appear in Star Wars and I’m super excited to see him again in this next movie.

I thank you for reading and I hope you a great day. May the Force Be With You.

 

 

5 Things I Would Love To See in The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is drawing closer by the second and that means my skepticism about the movie is expectedly heightening. Now, I have no doubt The Last Jedi is going to be enjoyable but it does have to broach some topics or include some moments that’ll make the movie worth this long wait. Here are those things.

1. Luke and Leia’s Reunion

 

Luke and Leia haven’t seen each other for a very, very long time. I think not only would be a great moment, story-wise but to see Luke and Leia together again after all of these years would not only be beautiful but would also probably be one of my favorite moments of the movie. I’m pretty sure it would be very emotional too. Woo, I can just imagine my tears flowing already.

The cool thing is in the special Vanity Fair issue that came out earlier this year it had a picture of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill speaking with Kathleen Kennedy. That could only mean that they did happen to film some scenes together and that means there will be a reunion. I’m really hoping there is.

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The Last Jedi Has New Posters and They Are Awesome!

The D23 conference in Orlando showed out for the past couple of days with new looks at the Star Wars land in Disney World, a behind the scenes sneak peek at The Last Jedi which I will elaborate on in my next post, and a whole lot more. They also happened to reveal some brand new character posters for The Last Jedi and I want to talk a little bit about each of them because that’s how excited I am.

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The Last Jedi Teaser Is Finally Here!!!

It has been almost a year and a half since The Force Awakens came out in the movies. Since its debut I have been so ready to find out what’s going on in this next installment. Last year we were introduced to the first anthology film in Star Wars which was Rogue One. Yes it was a fantastic movie and yes it is now my favorite Star Wars movie of all time but it still is nothing compared to my excitement for The Last Jedi. Well, the teaser, after this eternal wait is finally here. Enjoy!

Before This Christmas

So this trailer was full of gorgeous shots, exciting moments, and no knowledge of what the movie is exactly about which is always great. The first section of the movie before This Christmas showed up was enjoyable. It showed a lot of Rey, Luke was speaking for the first time which was incredible! All in all it was a pretty impeccable first section of the movie. It wasn’t really anything special, I will say. Yes it’s Star Wars but it was like every other Star Wars teaser I’ve seen before. Fantastically put together clips, epic music, and someone talking. Then the rest of the trailer started and I was immediately entranced. Let’s talk about the second half of this trailer.

 Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma

The Force Awakens introduced the world to their evil villain Kylo Ren. Kylo Ren at first wasn’t a true villain to me due to his immense confusion throughout the film. Then after he killed his own father, the iconic Han Solo (is it just me or does it hurt to say that Han Solo is dead?) I knew he was going to be one to worry about in the next film. Kylo Ren is scary because he will kill the characters you like the most (like Luke or Leia) without any remorse and that is frightening. Seeing him in this trailer, no matter how brief it was was amazing. First of all I’m glad that they chose a shot where he didn’t have his mask so we could see his scarred face. The shot they chose however did not allow a full view of his face so you could only see the top half of the scar which makes it exciting to see him again in other trailers. Secondly, we’re definitely going to get a better insight into Captain Phasma in this new Star Wars. She looked frighteningly beautiful in that firelight alongside her menacing stormtroopers. It definitely looks like she’ll have more to do in The Last Jedi which is appreciated. And that shot of what I’m guessing was Luke dropping to his knees as he looked upon a burning building was the same thing that was occurring in Rey’s vision in The Force Awakens where it showed Luke placing his metal hand upon R2-D2 with firelight in the left side of the screen. This was the best section of the trailer because the Dark Side is always very cool in these Star Wars films.

Everything Else in the Trailer

The rest of the trailer was just as fun to watch. The ships flying over that white flatland with red smoke streaming from the backside. Epic! And if you pause at that part you can see the silhouettes of walkers in the far distance. That’s exciting! There was Finn in some sort of tank thingy. I can’t wait to see what he’s up to. Poe’s black X-Wing got destroyed which is a shame. I loved his X-Wing. There was Rey running at night with her lightsaber. That shot of Leia was fascinating. I’m sure this movie is going to make her place in the Star Wars universe even more legendary. Wow, I can’t believe it. This was the actual teaser. The teaser has finally arrived and it was awesome!

The Conclusion of my Thoughts About This Trailer

What this teaser shows me is the fact that The Last Jedi is clearly going to be better than The Force Awakens and Rogue One which I am pleased about. I watched this trailer over a dozen times and it seems to get better!

The music for this trailer is also very telling because it’s underlying tones were sad. That isn’t good. And with Luke saying at the end of the trailer that the Jedi will have to end, what is that all about?! I have a feeling I’m going to come away from The Last Jedi crushed in some sort of way. Let’s hope Luke doesn’t die. Disney, please don’t kill Luke, or anybody else that’s cool.

If you’re just excited as me then I hope this trailer made you just as happy as it made me. Now, after this teaser December seems a long way from now which is slightly depressing. But at least we finally have seen the teaser. I hope the next trailer will have another shot of Kylo Ren without his mask, maybe a glimpse of Snoke, and a look at the new characters in this next film. Until that time I can’t wait to go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 so I can see this teaser in all of its glory at the movies.

Thank you for reading this post and May the force be with you! December 15th you all, December 15th!

 

Rey’s New Look Is Finally Here!

Yes! It’s been over fourteen months since The Force Awakens first came out and in those fourteen months I have wondered what Rey would look like in Episode VIII. In The Force Awakens she had the “Three Knobs” which was an awesome original look for a new Star Wars character. In The Last Jedi I had predicted that she would either have her hair tied back into a braid or her hair would be laid down. I figured she would definitely have a look that doesn’t involve a lot of maintenance because Rey isn’t the type of character who’s going to fret about her hair. To see that she actually does have her hair down is awesome. I’m guessing from the way it’s tied she has a ponytail in the back. This is the perfect hairstyle to give her because it really screams “Jedi” while also having a sort of samurai feel. forcefridayii-tall

Besides learning that Episode VIII would be called The Last Jedi this is the most exciting news in regards to Episode VIII. Of course we can’t forget the other two people who are on the box. Poe is just in his flight suit which isn’t anything new. It is nice to see him though. Finn is also about the same except he’s wearing a different shirt. The interesting thing about Finn however is the fact that he is wearing Poe’s jacket. I thought after that slash he took to the back in The Force Awakens the jacket would be ruined. Obviously it wasn’t and I’m glad to see that he’ll still be wearing it because as Poe said, “It suits him.”

Now I can only wonder what the next announcement will be for The Last Jedi? Will it be the teaser or will it be something else even more jaw dropping? Who knows. At least I no longer have to wonder what Rey’s hair will look like anymore.