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Throwback Friday: My Ten Favorite Movie Heroines

Another week has passed and today’s topic for Throwback Friday¬†is a fun one for me, for it’s focused on an old post I wrote about my ten favorite movie heroines. And with more incredible heroines like Captain Marvel appearing in the near future, there isn’t a shortage of awesome female movie characters in the future. So, on that note, I hope you enjoy this week’s Throwback Friday! ūüôā

I love movies. I love seeing stories play out onscreen, I love watching actors portray different characters that I will either love or despise, I love action films, but most importantly, I love a movie with an off-the-chain heroine. There are hundreds of great films with male heroes but when a woman can come into the fold and kick butt that’s when a movie, for me, becomes really awesome and lately that’s become a regular occurrence.

Last year Wonder Woman finally got her own blockbuster film after being around for decades and there have been a bunch of critically acclaimed indie films and television shows led by women in the past year. Three of the last four¬†Star Wars¬†films have been led by women (and each film has made over a billion dollars), an idea that at one time would seem preposterous to the Hollywood elite. And last year’s highest grossing films were all female-led,¬†Beauty and the Beast,¬†Wonder Woman, and¬†The Last Jedi.

So, because women are clearly awesome, I’m going to share with you the ten movie heroines that I have come to love the most, at least, so far.

10. Dorothy

The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies of all time. I remember seeing this film as a child and it was one of the most magical films I have ever seen still to this day. To think that this movie was made in 1939! is beyond incredible and in the center of this epic tale is Dorothy.

Dorothy is a special character. She has those ruby slippers, she sings like an angel, she has the cutest dog ever, Toto, and she’s so sweet.¬† She faces flying monkeys, an evil witch, and many other obstacles but at the end of it all she survives the adventure and helps save the Land of Oz while never refraining from being herself. If you really think about it, Dorothy is very brave. To face all of that strange stuff; a talking scarecrow, a talking lion, a tin man, munchkins, witches, etc. without utterly freaking out is very impressive.

Without Dorothy,¬†The Wizard of Oz¬†would not be the same magical movie that it has been for almost a century and that’s why she is one of my favorite heroines.

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A Fun Twitter Poll About Rey

A couple of days ago I tweeted a fun twitter poll about one of¬†Star Wars‘ greatest new characters; Rey and to my great surprise it got a lot more traction than I expected. It was a day-long poll so it’s over with but what was so incredible about the poll were the results. And so, I wanted to share those results with you all because it’s just fun.

So as you can see from this tweet I asked everyone in which film did they prefer Rey and look at those numbers!¬†The Force Awakens¬†just barely managed to edge out¬†The Last Jedi. Isn’t that awesome?

A lot of times I say that Star Wars fans are divided about these current trilogy movies straight down the middle but there is never an actual statistic to back that claim but this proves that point immensely.

I was so fascinated by the results of this poll that I felt that I had to share it with you all and I hope you enjoyed. Next week I will introduce another¬†Star Wars¬†but this time I’ll make sure to write a post about it that day so you all can get in on the action as well. ūüôā

If you were to choose which movie you thought Rey was the coolest which movie would you pick? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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

(And by the way, I pick Rey from¬†The Last Jedi.) ūüôā

‘The Force Awakens’ or ‘The Last Jedi’: Which Outfit Was Better?

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

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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.

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

The Last Jedi¬†and¬†Solo: A Star Wars Story¬†are the latest installments in the¬†Star Wars¬†franchise and were both surrounded by controversy.¬†The Last Jedi¬†was harangued for its bold narratives that strayed away from the norm, infuriating a decent percentage of¬†Star Wars¬†fans. And¬†Solo¬†was received poorly due to its lackluster marketing, the fact that nobody really wanted to see the movie, and its dismal box-office run that put Lucasfilm on notice (no, we obviously don’t want a¬†Star Wars¬†movie every year.)

While both of these films had their ups and downs they also had their triumphant moments as well. But which of the two movies was better? Well, that’s what I’m here to share with you. Enjoy!

(By the way, this is an extensive post.)

The Major Characters:

Han Solo

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Han Solo is one of the most beloved¬†Star Wars¬†characters for all of the above reasons; he’s awesome. He’s charming, hilarious, heroic, and he’s just a fun guy to watch in this franchise.¬†Solo¬†was no exception.

Alden Ehrenreich took the character and made it his own in an impeccable fashion. He didn’t make me miss Harrison Ford’s rendition of Han Solo and he brought an exciting youth to the character that was perfect for the film. I’ve always liked Han Solo but, now especially after this movie, I love Han Solo.

Rey

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Rey; a powerful heroine who doesn’t let anything (or anyone) dictate what she believes is right. Rey is one of the few characters that I truly look up to because of her incredible strength. I love her vulnerability. It shows that she’s still a human being like everyone else but she constantly finds way to overcome the obstacles set before her in powerful ways.

For years I always dreamed of a female Jedi being the lead in a Star Wars movie and Disney has truly made that dream come true. Daisy Ridley is an awesome actress and she makes this character all the more lovable.

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Mirroring Relationships: Han Solo and Qi’Ra/Kylo Ren and Rey

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:

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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.

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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.‚Äč

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.‚Äč

I Didn’t Know It But Rey Has Already Gone to the Dark Side Once

One of the biggest aspects to a Jedi’s story in a¬†Star Wars¬†film is their struggle of resisting the temptation toward the dark side. Anakin tried to resist the pull of the dark side for two movies straight but ultimately failed. And Luke also was tempted by the dark side of the Force on numerous occasions but was able to suppress those urges. And now there’s Rey.

She’s the galaxy’s next hope of defeating Kylo Ren and the First Order but to do that she must remain, well, good. That seems easy right? Wrong. Rey isn’t your typical Jedi. She doesn’t exactly follow the Jedi “code” and she kind of just wings it rather than basing her decisions off of what the Jedi believe is right. Yeah, she fights with the good guys but she’s much more prone to turn to the dark side than you might expect. In fact, she already has turned to the dark side and it was right beneath our noses. Let me tell you how.

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