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Should Poe Have a Love Interest in ‘Episode IX’?

When you think of Star Wars romance may not be the first thing that comes to mind but it’s, surprisingly, one of the franchise’s greatest aspects. The reason why the original trilogy was such a well-rounded trio of movies is because every aspect of those films were perfect, especially the romantic side of things. Han and Leia’s love story is, in my opinion, the greatest romance in science-fiction movies and it helped make The Empire Strikes Back easily one of the best (or best) Star Wars films ever made.

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Since then the aspect of romance in this franchise has been a little sub par. The love story between Anakin and Padme was straight down icky for a couple of reasons. One; Padme knew Anakin when he was a boy and she was a teenager so to think that she fell in love with him when he grew up is kind of weird. And two; their chemistry was so off watching them together just didn’t look right. You could tell Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman were acting like they liked each other and that’s bad.

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This Description of ‘Episode IX’ from Oscar Isaac Sounds Amazing

Episode IX is of course on top secret mode until it premieres next year in movie theaters around the world but that doesn’t mean the actors aren’t talking about it. As Star Wars star, Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) goes through publicity for his latest movie, Operation Finale, questions of Episode IX are sure to arise and this time he had a little bit to tell us. Here is what he said.

“It is a war movie. I mean, above and beyond, it is a movie about warriors.”

This next section is about his standing with his character, the Resistance leader, Poe Dameron.

“You want to get people [to question him] as opposed to have some sort of easy answer of like, ‘Yeah, yeah, he did the right thing. He was a hero.’ What’s the cost of this stuff?”

And this next section is easily the most interesting part.

“[The Resistance] are guerrilla fighters, adhering closer to something like the Revolutionary War fighters or even the guerrillas in Cuba with Che and Fidel and all these guys living in the mountains, coming down to do some attacks, and going back and trying to hide from the ’empire’ of the United States. It’s that kind of ragged at this point. 

You hear about stories with [George] Washington as a general, where lots of people died based on their orders, but that is part of leadership and that push-and-pull in the fight for figuring out what’s the way to move forward.”

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The Trailer For ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Is Here

After the final season of Star Wars: Rebels ended earlier this year people began to wonder what the next Star Wars cartoon would be. Well, the animated series is called Star Wars: Resistance and it will focus on a young pilot named Kazuda Xiono who works as a spy for the Resistance. This cartoon will feature Poe Dameron, voiced by the actual Oscar Isaac, Captain Phasma, voiced by Gwendoline Christie, and everyone’s favorite droid, BB-8. Here’s the trailer.

What I like about this trailer are two things. One; I love the animation. It’s different and yet it’s just as detailed and concise as The Clone Wars cartoons. And the second thing I’m liking about this trailer is that it isn’t really showing anything.

This cartoon is interesting because it’s showing the Resistance shortly before the events of The Force Awakens which is really exciting. That means we’ll see characters we know plus maybe some plot points that’ll be elaborated further on in this animated series.

The cartoon will have an hour long premiere on the Disney channel on October 7. I’m totally going to watch it and share with you my reviews of the first couple of episodes.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force (and the Resistance) be with you. 🙂

What’s Next For Poe?

The Last Jedi was and wasn’t the best film for Poe Dameron. In The Force Awakens Poe was the greatest pilot ever! He was so cool and I was SO happy that J.J Abrams didn’t kill him off like he originally was planning to because he was such an awesome character that it would’ve been sad to see him go. Rian Johnson took this incredible character that I loved so much and made a story for him for the better…and the worse. He elevated the character by evolving him from a simple pilot to a wise leader but he also might’ve hurt Poe by making him a little too brash and confused at times. Star Wars viewers started to dislike the character and now Poe has gone from a fan favorite to a slight annoyance of the trilogy. But what’s next for this charming king of the skies? Well. that’s what this post is about. Enjoy!

Poe Is Now A Recognized Leader of the Resistance but What New Obstacles Could He Face?

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Poe went from a Resistance hero to a demoted disappointment and then back around to a trusted leader but was The Last Jedi his biggest test or is his toughest obstacle still to come? I think it’s safe to say that when we see the delightful Poe again he’ll be a general of the Resistance considering how much of a leader he was by the end of The Last Jedi but if it’s a substantial time gap what will he have to face? What will the last leg of his journey present to the trilogy as a whole? Well, I think a side of him that we have never seen before is him protecting someone that he truly loves.

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Even though he obviously loves Leia as a surrogate mother and he cares deeply about his friends he’s always thought more of himself than others. That’s why he disobeyed Leia when she called off the attack on the Dreadnaught. That’s why he tried to concoct a plan to save the Resistance…himself, and Leia stunned him for his mutinous actions. He’s always been a little self-centered, it’s part of his endearing charm, but it can make him, in the eyes of others, a little conceited. But now that Poe has a level head and is making decisions more rationally what would happen to him if he had to confront the reality of someone he romantically loves on the front lines of the Resistance? He would undoubtedly want to keep that person safe and that could lead him back to that selfish personality that haunted him so badly in The Last Jedi. Would he make a possible war ending decision if it meant that his loved one could potentially be killed or would he jeopardize the Resistance to save the life of someone he loves?

These are obstacles that he hasn’t been faced with and could serve as a very emotional final chapter that could end the trilogy with a glorious triumph or a resounding heartbreak. This is the storyline that I would give Poe considering that Rian Johnson already provided him a worthy development in The Last Jedi and I think J.J Abrams should just build on that evolution.

I thank you for reading this fascinating theory that I had so much fun writing and I hope you have a magnificent day. Make sure to tune in later as I give you my almost-live reaction to Avengers: Infinity War. I can’t wait to tell you what I think of it. 🙂

 

 

Could Kylo Ren and Poe Be Good Leaders?

The Last Jedi has been out on Blu-Ray and Digital for quite some time now and after having seen the film a numerous amount of times I can finally start looking forward to the future and what this movie might be setting up. I’m not trying to create any outlandish theories or bring any exciting ideas to the table just yet, I’ll let other people do that, but I am starting to look at what Rian Johnson left in Episode VIII and what it could mean moving forward. Like the aspect of new leadership by the end of The Last Jedi for the Resistance and the First Order.

At the beginning of The Last Jedi both Poe and Kylo Ren were headstrong commanders making forging their own paths in the universe but by the end of the movie they are both powerful leaders heading into the next movie but can they handle that responsibility of being, well, a leader? And that’s what I’m excited to talk with you about in this post and I hope you enjoy.

So, let’s first look at Kylo Ren.

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‘The Force Awakens’ vs. ‘The Last Jedi’: Which One Wins?

One of the fun things about being a Star Wars fan is enjoying a fascinating Star Wars marathon. The movies, by themselves, are enjoyable but when you watch the films back to back to back it gives an entirely different perspective on the movies’ stories and character developments and that’s what happened for me yesterday. The marathon started with A New Hope (I barely watch the prequels anymore) and I watched all of the following episodes through The Last Jedi and I have to say, it was a remarkable experience. Seeing the stories of Luke and Leia, Han and Chewbacca, and the other iconic characters of the original trilogy transcend decades and continue on in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi was just simply incredible. But after watching The Force Awakens which I highly enjoyed and then The Last Jedi immediately afterwards it was a jarring realization in how different the two movies really are.

The Empire Strikes Back was, of course, much different than A New Hope. It was a darker film, the situations were more complex, and all in all it was just a much more serious film than its predecessor but The Last Jedi is different than any Star Wars film ever made. The Force Awakens truly feels like a Star Wars movie. It feels like it belongs in the universe, whereas The Last Jedi is not what I’ve come to expect in a Star Wars film in the slightest. Yes, there are space battles and lightsabers, the Force and blasters, but the overall feeling of The Last Jedi is wildly unique compared to its predecessors, which isn’t exactly a bad thing. It’s just something I’m still getting used to. And so after watching Episode VII and Episode VIII back to back I just knew I had to write a post comparing the two films and which movie I feel is better and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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The Four Best Deleted Scenes of ‘The Last Jedi’

Yesterday I got the Blu-Ray for The Last Jedi and immediately proceeded to watch the fourteen deleted scenes that came with it. While they were all enjoyable four of the deleted scenes really stood out to me and I’m here to share them with you. Enjoy!

Rey Goes to “Save” The Caretakers

Thanks to The Last Jedi novel I already knew about this scene where Rey goes to save the Caretakers from “raiders” seeking to plunder the Caretakers’ village but seeing it in motion was really enjoyable. It showcased Rey in a different light than her other scenes in the movie because she was at her most, I’d say, heroic but it was also startling to witness because she was also very much enthralled with the dark side during this scene. I mean she was so angry and that anger fueled her strength during this part.

I wonder if this is a kind of precursor to a fault she might face in Episode IX. She is very protective of the people she loves or cares about and what if she was faced with a choice; turn to the dark side and save your friends or remain with the light and lose them. I have a feeling she wouldn’t hesitate to turn to the dark side if it meant the survival of her friends. Uh-oh.

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