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Rey vs. Kylo Ren

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.​

Should ‘Star Wars Stories’ Become Exclusive Movies for the Disney Streaming Service?

When Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012 they immediately decided they wanted to bring Star Wars movies back into existence with a brand new trilogy and at least a couple of Star Wars standalone films called Star Wars Stories.

Both installments in the current trilogy have made north of a billion dollars and the first standalone film, Rogue One, also made over a billion dollars. It seemed that the Star Wars Stories was actually a brilliant idea. And then came Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Solo was surrounded by controversy since the summer of last year after Disney decided to fire the film’s directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street,) three-fourths of the way into filming. It placed a huge monkey wrench in the production of the new standalone movie and we didn’t get a trailer for Solo until February of this year, three months before the actual film came out!

So, it was no surprise that Solo bombed at the box office, becoming the first Star Wars movie to do so, and now Disney is completely rethinking their entire approach with the Star Wars Stories.

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Snoke Has The Exact Same Storyline as Palpatine from the Original Trilogy

It’s common knowledge that Snoke resembled Palpatine in nearly every aspect throughout his involvement in the current Star Wars trilogy but I only recently realized just how much their stories mirror each other and it’s kind of shocking.

One of the big upsets of The Last Jedi was Snoke getting killed off. People had been wondering for two years straight who this strange deformed man was and some people even began to theorize that it was Mace Windu come back for revenge on the Skywalkers. That was an interesting theory but it turned out not to matter as we watched with horror, and shock, this mysterious character get sliced in two right before our very eyes.

It felt like we were being robbed of a great story just to make another character’s journey even greater and there were a few fans who were less than pleased with this surprising decision to eliminate Snoke out of the picture.

Now I, for one, was okay with it because I thought Snoke was too much like Palpatine anyway but it was a bit jarring to see him dead so soon.

Well, Palpatine had the exact same fate.

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The first Star Wars movies I watched were the prequels and so I knew everything about the rise of Emperor Palpatine but for those who watched the original trilogy for the first time back in the day they didn’t know who Palpatine was. In fact, he was just as mysterious as Snoke as he was introduced for the first time in The Empire Strikes Back as a hologram.

Just imagine how excited people were to see Darth Sidious in the flesh in Return of the Jedi only to have him chucked into the bowels of the Death Star by the end of the movie without a bit of his backstory being revealed. Because it was such a satisfying victory for Darth Vader I don’t think people cared too much about Palpatine’s demise but if there was anyone who wanted to know about the mystery hologram man they were surely disappointed.

The same thing happened with Snoke.

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In The Force Awakens we saw him as this monstrous hologram that talked to Kylo Ren and told him about the threat of a new Jedi rising against him. And then we finally got to see him in The Last Jedi just to have him brutally killed out of the movie to further Kylo’s story.

Either Rian Johnson wasn’t paying attention or he went for a straight correlation between these two characters and that’s a bit surprising. One of the reasons why Star Wars has been so loved up to this point is its abundance of originality. Just the other day I wrote a post displaying how unimaginative the Star Wars franchise has become and this observation I just obtained proves that point yet again.

Hopefully Episode IX won’t be awash in derivative moments.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.

 

This Is One of the Funniest Things I Have Ever Seen

So I was just going through some of my older posts and I came across this absolutely hilarious video depicting The Last Jedi with Legos. Oh my goodness, I forgot about this. It’s absolutely hilarious. So, for any of you haven’t seen it and might want a good laugh this video is for you. 🙂

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

The 14 Coolest Additions to ‘Star Wars’ in the Last Three Years

Star Wars is a wonderful franchise filled with fantastical things and the last three years of Star Wars movies underneath the Disney brand have presented some pretty cool creations. So, I’m going to share with you the fifteen coolest additions to Star Wars in the last three years. Enjoy!

1. Porgs

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I have to admit, I love porgs. When I first saw them I was seriously hoping that they wouldn’t be another version of Ewoks but, thankfully, they’re not. They’re actually really adorable. I immediately knew I was going to love these cute creatures when it showed them toying with Luke’s lightsaber after Luke chucked it. They were SOOO cute…and funny. I wasn’t sure if I was going to jump on the Porg bandwagon or not but yeah, I’m a Porg fan.

2. First Light

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Have you ever wondered what a yacht in Star Wars would look like? Well, look no further than Solo. The second standalone Star Wars Story introduced the film’s major gangster antagonist in Paul Bettany’s Dryden Vos aboard his ultra-fancy yacht, First Light and I can positively say it is mind-blowing. I’ve seen a lot of cool vehicles in Star Wars but this is easily one of the most awesome vessels in the franchise.

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Should Kylo Ren Return In ‘Episode IX’ With A Beard?

With every Star Wars movie I love to imagine how the main characters’ wardrobe or look may change. In The Last Jedi Kylo Ren got himself a makeover with a new outfit and less groomed hair. Rey rid herself of the Three Knobs. Finn got a new look that fit more into the Resistance. And Poe obtained a leisurely Resistance captain attire for a majority of the film rather than his usual pilot outfit.

So yeah, there were a lot of changes to the main characters’ styles in The Last Jedi and that means it is imminent that there will be more new looks at these characters by the time of Episode IX. Especially with a supposed time jump. And that’s what leads me to this question. Should Kylo Ren return in Episode IX with a beard? Well, here are the reasons why he should have one.

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Matt Smith Is Yet Another Actor To Join ‘Episode IX’

A few days ago it was announced that Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the RingsLost) was joining the cast of Episode IX in an undisclosed role and now more casting news has arrived with another big name actor also joining the fray.

Matt Smith, who you may know for his breakout role in Doctor Who and his Emmy-winning role as Prince Phillip in The Crown, has joined the enlarging cast of Episode IX for a, get this, “key role” in the upcoming Star Wars movie.

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The idea of a “key role” could mean anything. He could have a role equal to that of Lor San Tekka’s in The Force Awakens because while Tekka was only in the beginning of the film he started off the entire adventure by giving Poe the first piece to the map that would eventually lead to Luke Skywalker.

And then again he could have a role as large as say, Admiral Holdo. She might not have gotten on the poster for The Last Jedi but she played a key role in setting up some interesting things in the movie. And she performed single-handed one of the coolest maneuvers in Star Wars by making that awesome hyperspace jump through the First Order fleet. She might’ve sacrificed herself for the Resistance but at least she went out in style.

Whatever the case, this is even more exciting news about Episode IX and I can’t wait to see which characters these new actors will be portraying. *squeal* I’m so excited!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.