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Throwback Friday: My Review of ‘The Last Jedi’ Novel

This has become quite the eventful Friday. The highly anticipated trailer for Avengers: Endgame just dropped. I’m still trying process the fact that I’ve seen actual, legitimate footage from Avengers: Endgame which is SO awesome. I’m also trying to calm down after seeing Ronin who looked so ridiculously cool that I’m still hyperventilating. But, I must stick to the normalcy of the week and share with you all a Throwback Friday post.

This week I’m revisiting my review of The Last Jedi novel which is such an amazing book. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Finn and Rose

really loved the dynamic between Finn and Rose in the novel. In the movie, it doesn’t ever delve deep into the details of their evolving relationship but after reading the book I have a completely different view on not only their companionship in the film but on Rose as a character as well. For a great deal of the novel, we see her annoyance with Finn. She didn’t like his constant harping on Rey and she was peeved by his naivety. As much as he got on nerves, however, she gradually began to realize how good a man he really was. It was almost, to her, strange to see a man who was once a stormtrooper have such an innocence about him and his kind heart is what led to her liking him…a lot.

By the time she saved him from sacrificing himself on the salt plains of Crait you realize just how much she actually loves him and it’s really sweet. I already liked Rose before but now I really like her thanks to the novel.

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Throwback Saturday: My Review of ‘The Legends of Luke Skywalker’

Yesterday I forgot to post a segment for Throwback Friday so today I’m featuring a segment called Throwback Saturday and this is an exciting topic for me today because this was such an incredible novel. And so, to celebrate this fascinating read I’m resharing it with you all. I hope you enjoy!

I’ve just recently gotten into the fascinating world of Star Wars novels and my latest addition to my Star Wars book collection is, The Legends of Luke Skywalker. This book is amazing!

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It’s so exciting getting Star Wars books that are prequels to an upcoming Star Wars movie.

First of all, it was part of the three-month buildup to The Last Jedi and it truly does feel like a prequel to the movie. This story covers unknown characters who are on a transport heading to the dazzling city, Canto Bight, learning about the very interesting adventures one of The Last Jedi’s major characters, Luke Skywalker partook.

When you read some of the experiences he’s participated in after Return of the Jedi its kind of incredible. Luke was already an amazing character and hero but his journeys after the Battle of Endor kind of delve deeper into what it means to be a Jedi. Especially for him.

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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.

Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious

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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