My sister and I are avid Star Wars fans. We’re also storytellers. My sister has now combined Art and storytelling by conveying, through storyboards, an alternate version of the final scene of The Force Awakens and the entirety of The Last Jedi.
It’s a project that I have had the privilege to witness slowly come to life and help aid, every now and then. It’s a project that is near and dear to my heart, considering that my sister and I had always imagined a greater story than what we were given in the actual Sequel Trilogy. And most importantly, it’s another testament to my sister’s ever-growing skill as an artist and I am just such a fan.
So, considering that the story is well under way, I wanted to create a new segment of the week; one that focuses on the storyboard/chapter of the week. This week I will be sharing the alternate version of the end of The Force Awakens and next week, the AU The Last Jedi will begin. Enjoy!
Yes, my favorite trailer of all time is The Force Awakens official trailer. Why, you may ask. Simple; it makes me cry. Why does it make me cry? Well, let me share with you the trailer and then I’ll get to the tear-inducing details.
Okay, first of all, I’m a Star Wars fan, as you already know, and this trailer reminds me of a time when I was the happiest I had ever been with this franchise that I cherish so deeply. So that sense of nostalgia (and slight sense of sadness considering how I feel about the franchise now) helps pull the tears from my eyes.
Secondly, the trailer alone is a story. We first meet Rey and in a few words we learn that she is a lonely scavenger who considers herself to be “no one.” Finn is a stormtrooper who has “nothing to fight for” and has defected from the First Order. And Kylo Ren is essentially a puppet who wants to live up to Darth Vader’s greatness. “I will finish what you started,” he says as a streak of red death races across the vastness of space.
Immediately we are introduced to the films’ three primary characters and after that, the rest is history. The plot of the movie is laid out, action scenes are shown, Han Solo gets some words, the Millennium Falcon flies again, Leia is seen hugging Han Solo, and by the trailer’s conclusion, as Finn prepares himself for Kylo Ren’s onslaught and the music crescendos we can hear Maz Kanata saying, “The Force. It’s calling to you. Just let in.”
Cue the tears.
I know that Avengers: Infinity War is perfection incarnate, that Logan gives us one of the best uses of a song for a trailer maybe of all time, that The Lord of the Rings teaser is magic through and through, and that the trailer for Instellar is an utter masterpiece, but when I watch this trailer it hits my emotions in ways the other trailers can’t and that is why it is my favorite trailer.
I thank you so much for following this series. I’ll be seeing the teaser for Dune ahead of TENET tomorrow (hopefully) and if it’s good as people are saying it is that’ll be another trailer to talk about for years to come.
It’s time for another Fan Art Wednesday! Here we go.
In case you didn’t know it, Keira Knightley is in Star Wars. Yeah, she plays Padme’s decoy, Sabe in The Phantom Menace and this piece featuring her as one of Amidala’s handmaidens is so fascinating not only because of the beautiful outfit but the fact that it’s Knightley! I love it.
I’m not a huge fan of The Hobbit movies but I have watched each movie a numerous amount of times. Seeing this portrait of Dwarven King Thorin, son of Thrain, son of Thror, is rather delightful.
I can’t get enough of this picture. It’s so beautiful and it makes me so ridiculously happy for some reason. This made my day when I first saw it yesterday and it’s still making my day.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day.
While doing my Who’s Your Favorite? series which featured an analysis of Leia’s several outfits throughout her time in this franchise I noticed something that blew my mind.
The three major characters of this sequel trilogy have been compared to the trio of the original trilogy which of course consisted of Luke, Han, and Leia, but it seems that J.J Abrams is playing to that similarity more closely than you might imagine.
Throughout most of the original trilogy, we saw Leia in white but when she returned for Return of the Jedi they gave her a different style.
In Return of the Jedi, she is given a rebel outfit that is completely different than the styles she had before that time.
And like Leia, Finn’s outfit in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi was very basic, with both looks holding onto the Poe Dameron jacket.
But if you look at Finn’s new outfit it’s a straight homage to Leia’s look. The brown long-sleeved shirt, the blue pants, the vest, it’s slightly different but it’s totally reminiscent of Leia’s Return of the Jedi look, which is absolutely fascinating!
This was an observation that I just had to share and I thank you for reading. Have a great day and May the Force be with you.