It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for another weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Last week’s segment was a fun one as I asked all of you who your favorite Justice League hero is? This week I’m heading back to a galaxy far, far away and giving you another fun topic; Darth Vader versus Kylo Ren. Both of these characters have delighted us, scared us, and provided their respective trilogies complex and engaging storylines that keep us coming back for more. And that’s why I made them the topic of this week’s segment. Enjoy!
Darth Vader has had quite the journey. As a young man, he was an accomplished Jedi Knight who was believed to be the Chosen One who would bring peace back to the galaxy. But Palpatine had another plan in mind.
He used Anakin’s deepest, darkest fears against him and turned him into the heavy-breathing, lightsaber-wielding, masked-cyborg, Darth Vader.
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The filming for Episode IX is underway and that means leaks and rumors are bound to seep through the cracks. Well, there’s a new rumor going around that has fans divided again over whether they should be excited or worried that J.J Abrams is taking us backward instead of forward.
Before I tell you what the rumor is let me provide you a disclaimer moving forward because this could potentially be a MASSIVE SPOILER for Episode IX. Of course, all rumors have to be taken with a grain of salt but still, we won’t know if it’s false until we watch the movie.
So now that you’ve read the disclaimer this is the leak.
Continue reading Is This Rumor for ‘Episode IX’ Worrying or Exciting?
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.
The Last Jedi: 1 pt.
Continue reading ‘The Force Awakens’ or ‘The Last Jedi’: Which Outfit Was Better?
Not much was known about Han Solo’s past except for the legendary rumors that he ran the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs and that he won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a game. Solo, however, helped clear up a lot about his past and it turns out that the film predicted much of his future as well. And I’m talking about one scene in particular.
Tobias Beckett is Han’s Ben Kenobi. He’s the older, wise guy who helps direct young Han through life and introduces him to the criminal world just like Ben Kenobi helped introduce Luke Skywalker to the concept of the Force and the Jedi. But unlike Ben who is clearly benevolent Beckett is a smuggler through and through and his life lessons are a lot more cynical.
At one point in Solo: A Star Wars Story Beckett berates Han for trying to bring Qi’ra back into his life. Han tells Beckett that Qi’ra is perfectly fine and will never try to do him wrong but Tobias knows better. He tells Han, and I quote, “Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed.”
At first glance it seems that this disturbing wisdom is only a setup for Beckett’s betrayal later in the movie but actually it sums up Han’s entire life in a few words. Let me give you a quick rundown of Han’s journey after Solo.
Continue reading How One Line In ‘Solo’ Sums Up Han’s Entire Journey
The other day I wrote a post regarding my opinion on the ten ugliest deaths in Star Wars but it wasn’t until yesterday that I remembered I had missed adding onto the list one of the most memorable and heartbreaking demises in the entire franchise; Han Solo’s death.
What happened to Han Solo is unbelievably horrific. I will never forget how I felt when I watched this scene for the first time. Up until this point in the film there hadn’t been any substantially dark moments but this scene was so quiet and intense and terrifying that a piece of popcorn could’ve dropped in the movie theater and everyone would’ve heard it.
I remember thinking to myself (because the film was so reminiscent of A New Hope) that Han was about to become the old Obi-Wan of this new trilogy. And then Kylo Ren tricked me! by acting like he was about to good.
He looked at his father, with those tears in his beautiful eyes, and I was converted. I just knew that J.J Abrams was switching the narrative this time around by having Kylo go good instead of killing his father in the way that Darth Vader “killed” his former mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. And then he ran his lightsaber straight through Han’s and nearly every Star Wars‘ fans heart at the same time.
After that horrific moment, watching Han Solo fall off the side of the bridge was one of the most heartbreaking developments I have ever seen in any film. I wasn’t the same for the rest of the movie.
I walked out of that theater as a distraught, red-faced, weeping mess because all of it was too much to handle. Between Han’s death and that epic ending with Luke Skywalker on the cliff my emotions were all over the place.
Han Solo’s death is so terrible, in fact, that I still shed a tear or two every time I watch it. So yeah, if I had remembered Han Solo’s death for the list I made the other day I probably would have placed him in the 3rd spot just behind Mace Windu’s death and Luke’s uncle and aunt’s awful demise.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magnificent day. May the Force be with you.
Solo may seem like a pointless prequel that doesn’t bring a lot of meaning to the Star Wars universe but in actuality it’s possibly one of the most important movies in the franchise and this is why:
Han Solo has always been one of the most important characters in Star Wars but if you look at the original trilogy it clearly seems that the movies revolve around Luke’s story and that Han and Leia are supporting characters. But, with the release of the current trilogy films and the latest installment, Solo, it’s safe to say that Han Solo has become more important than one may have thought a few years ago. Now his storyline truly matters, as it may contain clues and revelations for some of his son’s past, present, and future actions in the Star Wars universe.
In fact, during my latest viewing of Solo I realized that the relationship between Han and Qi’Ra is loosely similar to Kylo Ren and Rey’s companionship. This is why.
Continue reading Mirroring Relationships: Han Solo and Qi’Ra/Kylo Ren and Rey
As I’m sure you may know by now my sister is an artist who loves to draw many incredible things but one of her latest works was so awesome I had to share it with you all. It’s a picture of Rey and Kylo Ren facing off in a lightsaber duel but what makes it so cool is the video of how this picture came to life. Here it is.
Isn’t this awesome? I’m always riveted by how these pictures come to life. Especially when you see the picture in its entirety after all of the variations it went through to become the final version.
I hope you enjoyed and I thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day.