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‘Solo’ Breaks One of ‘Star Wars’ Longest Lasting Traditions and I’m Glad About It

The Last Jedi alienated a lot of diehard Star Wars fans by ending long held traditions, outright obliterating ideas presented through The Force Awakens, and taking classic characters and startlingly changing their narrative to the point of legitimate anger from some Star Wars viewers. (I, for one, am perfectly fine with all of the tweaks to the Star Wars narrative that Rian Johnson made.) Solo has continued that trend of breaking old traditions as it has become the second Star Wars movie to flip the iconic “I have a bad feeling about this” line in a different fashion. In The Last Jedi BB-8 beeped the infamous line to Poe at the beginning of the film and this time around Han Solo says “I’ve got a good feeling about this” as he gets ready to make the infamous Kessel Run. But that isn’t the only tradition that has gone up in flames.

C-3PO and R2-D2, up to this point, have appeared in every single Star Wars movie so it seemed pretty evident that they would have some sort of brilliant cameo somewhere in this latest Star Wars flick. Well, they actually didn’t and I couldn’t be happier.

Solo was a fast paced movie with an adventure that transpired through worlds far away from the likes of the burgeoning Rebellion. How could C-3PO and R2 have possibly made an appearance without them feeling unnaturally forced into the movie in some sort of goofy way? Having them make a surprise cameo in the film would not have worked in the slightest and I’m glad to see that Star Wars isn’t trying to appease fans with traditions like that to the point of ridiculousness. And besides, we’re undoubtedly going to see the two classic droids in Episode IX so it doesn’t matter if they happened to miss one out of ten Star Wars films.

How do you feel about the lack of C-3PO and R2-D2 in Solo: A Star Wars Story? Feel free to provide your opinion in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the force be with you.

Who’s Your Favorite Classic ‘Star Wars’ Character?

Another week has passed and that means a new poll has arrived. Last week explored who your favorite Marvel heroine would be and today my question is who is your favorite classic Star Wars character? Here’s the list of characters to choose from.

Luke Skywalker

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Luke Skywalker is one of the coolest characters that have ever been brought to cinema and he helped spur forward generations of Star Wars fans with his innocent heroism and his immense potential for goodness. He was the modern age Arthur (The Sword in the Stone) in a film created in the mold of a fairy tale and his evolution throughout the original trilogy was just a blast to watch. He had his ups and downs but at the end of the day he was truly the Jedi that he was destined to be and helped save the galaxy not once, but twice. Awesome!

Han Solo

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Han Solo was a rogue, a scoundrel, a criminal, but at the heart of the character he was a hero and I think that’s why he appealed to so many people. He wasn’t innocent like Luke or brave like Leia but he was just as much a hero as both of them and that’s why he always there at so many pivotal moments in the story. Without him the first, and second, Death Star might not have been destroyed and the eventual demise of the Empire realized and that’s pretty incredible indeed.

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The Greatest Duos in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is packed full of incredible characters throughout all of its nine films and while most of the characters usually head on their own path some of these lovable individuals end up becoming remarkable teams that have become iconic in film history. And so today I’m going to talk about the duos in Star Wars that have always brought a smile to my face and made the movies that much better. Enjoy!

Finn and Rose

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The latest installment in this nine film-and-counting franchise, The Last Jedi, brought a new character to the Star Wars universe, the adorable Rose Tico, and placed her alongside the lovable Finn throughout the entire movie, immediately making them one of the greatest and cutest duos in Star Wars so far.

One of my favorite scenes in The Last Jedi was when Rose first meets Finn.

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Not only is it one of the funniest scenes in the movie but we get to see how Finn has really become the “big deal” that he lied and said he was in The Force Awakens due to Rose gushing over him when she first meets him. She soon realizes that Finn was actually trying to desert and that’s when we get to see that her character isn’t one to be trifled with which I love. As she’s taking the stunned Finn to her superiors it immediately establishes the chemistry between the two characters as they realize what they must do at the same time to fix the hyperspace tracking situation. From thereon they partake in a daring mission that strengthens their friendship and highlights how great of a team they really are. And thanks to Rian Johnson not killing Rose after she saved Finn from committing suicide to save the Resistance I’m sure the two will have many more exciting adventures together and I can’t wait to see them.

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The Top Five Droids in Star Wars

What would Star Wars be without its droids? C-3PO and R2-D2 were really the first characters to be introduced to audiences way back in 1977 and I have loved them ever since I first saw them in The Phantom Menace. Now even more droids have been created and the list of incredibly cool (and funny) droids just keeps expanding. These are, however, my five favorite droids in Star Wars.

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