One of the more interesting scenes in The Force Awakens is Rey’s vision. For years I have been discovering new, exciting things in that one scene but one of the elements to that part that has always fascinated me are the Knights of Ren.
They’ve only made a single, brief appearance in that temporary moment in the movie but they have captured the attention of Star Wars fan all over the world. Now, with Episode IX filming and leaks arriving on the web of Adam Driver filming heavy action scenes with people wielding spears and axes (sounds like the Knights of Ren to me) it’s pretty obvious that we will be getting a major introduction to the shady group sooner rather than later. But here’s the question; are they going to be Force-sensitive?
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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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Star Wars has been a classic tale of good versus evil since it arrived over four decades ago in the form of A New Hope. You had the lovable heroes; Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, and the droids, C-3PO and R2-D2. And then there was the ultimate villain, Darth Vader, who emitted menace as soon as he walked in a room.
Over the years the Star Wars franchise has kept up that narrative of the heroes versus the villains in new, exciting ways. Lately the movies have tried to blur the divisions between the protagonists and antagonists to keep viewers guessing but at the end of the day there is still the dark side and the light. It’s fascinating stuff.
But then there’s the question; who’s cooler? Well, that’s what I’m here to share with you and I hope you enjoy. 🙂
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One of the biggest mysteries that sprouted from The Force Awakens was the secret identity of Rey’s parents. The whole story of Star Wars is heavily themed around the idea of family. In the original trilogy Luke found out his father was Darth Vader (*gasp*) and his sister was his best friend, Princess Leia. These two twists were huge reveals and plot points in Luke’s journey and the overall trilogy.
In the prequel trilogy Anakin’s downfall was because of his attachment to the people he loved. He lost his mother, which was the first peg that fell out of his equilibrium. And then the thought of losing Padme sent him over the edge.
Now the current trilogy has circled around the aspect of family in the plotlines between Han, Leia, and their dark side son, Kylo Ren, but Rey is just as important in the family department. We just don’t know who her family is exactly.
Kylo Ren dropped a bombshell by saying Rey’s parents were essentially nobodies who died in Jakku but that just isn’t true. In fact, I have the proof which you can read here. But the question of who her parents could actually be is still lingering out there for us to hopefully and decisively discover.
I’ve read a lot of theories over the past three and a half years about who she could be related to but this latest one is so legit it’s almost scary. So, of course, I had to share it with you and my thoughts on the theory. Enjoy!
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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.) 🙂
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Star Wars and Marvel are the two mega-franchises dominating the cinema world right now so of course comparisons are going to be made. There are a lot of elements that can be compared between the two franchises but one thing that is a huge staple to a movie is its villain. If the antagonist is memorable the film is unforgettable. If the villain is kind of lame seven times out of ten that movie is going to easily be a mediocre film. Star Wars was built off of the basis of heroes and villains and Marvel has, much in the same way, been built on that same foundation too.
So, today I’m going to compare three of the franchises’ best villains and see whether Star Wars or Marvel comes out on top. Enjoy!
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Yesterday on TNT they were having a Star Wars marathon and since it was a chill Sunday for me I decided to watch it. I came into the marathon at the last twenty minutes or so of Revenge of the Sith and watched every movie after that which stretched through twelve hours of my day. It was a blast sitting on my couch letting the television feed me Star Wars movies all day but once The Force Awakens ended the party, thankfully, wasn’t over. I turned on The Last Jedi expecting it to be a viewing of mediocre enjoyment and ended up discovering just how incredible The Last Jedi truly is. So, I’m going to share with you all my experience watching The Last Jedi after participating in a Star Wars marathon. Enjoy!
Luke Skywalker, in the original trilogy, was the epitome of heroism. He blew up the first Death Star, he became a Jedi, he saved Darth Vader who in turn defeated Emperor Palpatine. In short, he was a legend and his story is made all the more mythical in The Force Awakens. He’s not a character whose story we get to follow throughout The Force Awakens. We only hear of his disappearance and his failings as one of his apprentices turned against him. It isn’t until the end of The Force Awakens that we get to see him again, in the flesh, standing on the cliffs of Ach-To looking morbid as ever.
In The Last Jedi we see him as a broken man who’s been beaten down mentally over the last thirty years. He’s not the same hero we once knew and it’s a jarring realization but in the context of the entire Skywalker saga it feels…right. I always imagined a happy ending for Luke but Rian Johnson gave us instead a realistic approach to his final chapter. Could we really expect Luke to be the exact same person that he was thirty years before? No. Han had changed, Leia had changed as well, why couldn’t Luke change, even if it wasn’t the pretty picture that we could’ve predicted?
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