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Which Is the Best Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’?

It’s almost only two weeks until Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out (six days, if you count its premiere at the Cannes festival) and because it’s getting close to its world premiere I’m here to share with you with my favorite posters for the film and which one I like the most. Enjoy!

I like this poster because of its simplicity. You’ve got Han and Chewie standing in the center, the rising sun which seems to be a constant theme for some of these posters, and the Millennium Falcon flying in the sky with Tie Fighters in hot pursuit. This poster is starting to get me even more excited for this film.

I like that this poster is highlighting one of the main villains from the movie in Enfys Nest. Whether it’s a he or a she this villain has remained a mystery throughout the marketing process for this movie which makes this character even more interesting. It’s also interesting to see this character has its own poster which reveals that this will, indeed, be a major player in this film. I also like the juxtaposition of these two posters; with Solo’s poster having the rising sun in the background and Enfys’s being a setting sun. I wonder what this exactly means in the context of the movie. Thankfully I only have a little while to find out.

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Here’s a Cool Trait That Perfectly Connects Kylo Ren and Han Solo

Kylo Ren is clearly the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa but while not a lot connects the three family members besides slight facial similarities I have discovered an incredible trait that both Kylo Ren and Han Solo share and it is quite awesome. Here it is.

I Call It “The Solo Lean”

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One of the most memorable traits of Han Solo is his patented lean whenever he shoots his blaster. I’ve always laughed at the way he shoots his blaster in that fashion but now I’ve discovered that Kylo Ren does the same thing when he fights as well!

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Several times throughout his battles in The Last Jedi (mainly when he faces Luke Skywalker on Crait) he adopts a leaning stance as he prepares to fight as you can see in this picture.

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Right here you see that lean action coming back into play.

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And here’s yet another example of Kylo Ren’s Solo blood revealing itself in full form. The only character in Star Wars that performed this patented stance in battle was Han Solo and now it’s only fitting that his son, Ben Solo, would continue that trend.

That’s the fun thing about Star Wars. You can watch a movie over and over again and continue to discover something new either in the background or a slight reference that had been hiding in plain sight. This is undoubtedly one of the coolest Easter eggs I’ve discovered in quite a while and it just makes Kylo Ren that much cooler.

I hope you enjoyed this reading just as much as I have had fun writing it and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you.

If You Aren’t Excited for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ This New Featurette Might Change Your Mind

It’s almost only three weeks until Solo: A Star Wars Story zooms into theaters and we’ll finally get to see if this new Star Wars film, which features the story of a young Han Solo, will be yet another win for Disney and the Star Wars franchise. But until then more footage of the anticipated second Star Wars Story has arrived and it’s kind of awesome! Check it out.

What excites me the most about this featurette is all of the incredible new footage laced throughout its two minute and seven second run time. Not only does this footage give us an even deeper look into Han’s character and some of the experiences that he’s been through but it also just looks like a very beautiful movie. The locations, the settings, the cinematography. If anything, this movie will get a high score for visual prowess and that’s always a plus when it comes to a fantastic Star Wars movie.

I’m also loving the smuggler vibe that surrounds this film. Most of these characters…they’re kind of the scum of the galaxy and so it’s going to be interesting seeing Han navigate through a life where everyone he works with could back stab him at any second. That’s kind of rough and it’s going to undoubtedly be a little tough for him, especially as a younger man, but he’s going to learn a lesson so tremendous that it’ll make sense that by the time we see him in A New Hope he’ll be the type of guy who shoots first (yes, Han shot first) and asks questions later. But what would make him become that person? This movie is going to answer that main question and I can’t wait.

I hope this made you as excited as it made me and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day and May the Force be with you.

This Is Definitely the Best Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ So Far

The marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story has officially begun to ramp up and a few days ago they brought out a new poster for the film which actually is the greatest poster they’ve made so far. Here it is.

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So this is the international poster for the movie and I love the Rogue One vibe it’s giving as it’s stacking all of the characters in a hierarchy type of fashion and it’s kind of really cool. I also like the sunrise color scheme. It hints that the dawn of a new big shot in town is coming and that will obviously be Han Solo. Awesome! I also love seeing all of the characters as well. It’s obvious that the four most important characters will be Han, Qi’Ra, Chewbacca, and Lando, which is super exciting. I have to admit, this poster is getting me a little pumped for this movie.

I’ve also just recently gotten the main gist of the movie which is this; Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) is putting together a sort of Avengers of smugglers for a big-shot gangster, Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany) to perform a heist job that’ll obviously pay them a lot of money. That sounds ridiculously awesome because there’s never been a story like that in Star Wars before. Maybe this movie is going to be really good after all because that sounds like an awesome plot. And I’m sure this movie will be full of shocking-but-not-that-shocking betrayals that’ll reveal how Han truly became his namesake; Han Solo.

All in all, I’m actually starting to get excited for this movie. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

A New Trailer and Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Has Arrived

Last night during American Idol the second trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story finally debuted and for the most part, I enjoyed it. Check it out:

So, here’s how I feel about this trailer and what it means for the movie.

The Negatives

I LOVE Star Wars as you can probably tell from my blog but I’m also very picky as well. I love Star Wars when it’s great and I only like Star Wars when it’s kind of mediocre. This movie seems to revolve in the realm of being great and mediocre at the same time and this is why.

1. The Music

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Music is highly important for movie trailers. Music mainly illustrates the tone of a film but it also can make or break a trailer. I feel that the music for this trailer both made and broke this trailer. In the teaser the music was my favorite aspect of the trailer, along with the visuals of course. In this trailer I like the music at first with that country-western tang at the beginning and then it gets a little, well, fast paced and regular. I’ve seen many trailers with this action-based music and for the most part those movies usually turned out to be alright but not great. Now this is Star Wars we’re talking about and I know this won’t be the actual music of the movie but the fact that they put it to the trailer is a tad bit worrying.

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Should the Marketing for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Get Me Worried or Excited?

The Last Jedi has just come out on Blu-Ray (yay!) and while I’m still trying to absorb the film and all of its extra behind-the-scenes features my mind is, of course, moving ahead to the newest installment, Solo: A Star Wars Story and yet there’s nothing to think about. The teaser for the movie came out over a month ago after a trailer for it debuted at the Super Bowl and there was an article about it Entertainment Weekly but besides that it’s kind of been crickets. So, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

One of my pet peeves is when a production company starts marketing their movie way too far in advance. It shows that the production company doesn’t have faith in their film garnering enough viewers to give it a decent opening weekend at the box-office and so they hammer you with their upcoming movie for months nonstop, preventing you from forgetting it’s coming out into theaters at a certain date. Solo, however, is not doing that. In fact, they’re doing the exact opposite by barely publicizing it all and it’s honestly starting to worry me.

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After The Last Jedi debuted its teaser during the Star Wars celebration last April news about the movie was scarce but it still remained relevant as they marketed it throughout the year with the 40 year anniversary issue in Vanity Fair, the releasing of new vehicles and planets from the movie, etc. Then when the time came to really start marketing the movie after they debuted the trailer they did, releasing tv spot after tv spot and really getting all Star Wars fans hyped for this new installment in the franchise.

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Now it’s Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s time to ramp up its publicity and as I write this there’s still nothing happening in the marketing department for the movie and it’s April 1! If I wasn’t a Star Wars fan I would have no idea this movie was coming on May 25 and that’s terrible. A second trailer should be on the way soon but as it stands I’m legitimately getting worried about this film’s chances of being good.

The secrecy surrounding The Last Jedi was palpable. LucasFilm knew they had all of us Star Wars fans wrapped around their pinky finger because we were still salivating from The Force Awakens and so they didn’t have to pound us with marketing for the movie because we were going to watch it regardless of trailers or marketing whatsoever. They just had to prevent details of the movie from leaking. It doesn’t feel like LucasFilm has the same confidence for this next standalone Star Wars film.

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It took FOREVER for the first teaser to finally come out and when it did I was pleasantly surprised. The movie, at least, was visually enticing and while this new Han Solo definitely wasn’t what I expected he’s not terrible…at least not yet he isn’t. With Alden Ehrenreich’s strongly different version of the iconic smuggler it shows that LucasFilm is taking the character beyond the mold of Harrison Ford which I’m okay with, to a certain degree. Everyone else in the movie I am legitimately excited to see and I’m just hoping that Solo won’t be the Anakin of this movie ruining what could’ve been a fantastic Star Wars Story.

As it stands, the marketing for Solo is making me more worried about the movie than excited but, of course, I might just be freaking out for no apparent reason. The new trailer will undoubtedly be here soon and I’m hoping it’ll blow my socks off. If it doesn’t and it’s somehow worse than the teaser I will be truly bummed. But Disney knows how to market their movies to make you excited to see them. The Last Jedi just came onto Blu-Ray, Avengers: Infinity War is coming out in a few weeks, and I’m guessing they’re just making sure that Solo doesn’t completely dominate all movie discussion and drown out Avengers: Infinity War before the movie comes out. I don’t know, we’ll see.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you and, if you celebrate this holiday, Happy Easter!

The Five Saddest Moments in ‘Star Wars’

While Star Wars has a lot of fantastic, memorable and enjoyable moments the films have also provided some of the most surprising and saddest experiences I’ve ever had as a movie viewer. From the tears I shed when Padme died back in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith to the waterfall that poured from my eyes after the heartbreaking development of Rogue One there have definitely been some sad moments throughout the Star Wars franchise and I am here to share them with you. Enjoy!

Ahsoka Tano Leaves the Jedi Order

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I’ve just recently watched the entire series of The Clone Wars on Netflix and I was utterly blown away. I missed it when it was on Cartoon Network but in a way I’m glad because I was able to binge watch all six seasons which was a ridiculously fun experience for me. The most heartbreaking episode was definitely when Ahsoka Tano left the Jedi Order…for good. Ahsoka was an amazing character and after six seasons watching her growth from a young padawan to a talented Jedi knight she had really begun to grow on me. When she got framed for bombing the Jedi temple she went on a self-inspired investigation to prove her innocence. She was still captured by the Jedi and nearly sentenced to exile from the Jedi Order but the true culprit was caught and she was freed of all charges. But by the time her name was cleared her faith in the Jedi had been shattered and she decided to willingly walk away from the Order. It’s actually one of the saddest moments I’ve seen in Star Wars and it made me cry.

Ahsoka was one of my favorite characters in the cartoon and the end to her five season story was tragic. I know she returns in Star Wars: Rebels and even though I haven’t watched that cartoon yet either (it seems there will be more binge-watching in the future :)) I’m sure her continued story will be just as awesome.

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