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 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; 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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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:
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.
Continue reading Mirroring Relationships: Han Solo and Qi’Ra/Kylo Ren and Rey
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.
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.
Continue reading I Didn’t Know It But Rey Has Already Gone to the Dark Side Once
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.
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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Star Wars is a wonderful franchise that has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world and part of the reason why is because of the characters. Without those incredible heroes like Luke and Rey or the memorable villains, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, these movies wouldn’t be half as entertaining as they are now.
Throughout the years there have been incredible character duos in Star Wars that have made the movies so much more fun to watch and today they are part of my weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Here are all of the Star Wars duos (this is solely based on the movies.)
Finn and Rey
Finn and Rey have had quite the journey through the trilogy so far. In fact, their individual journeys ended up leading them apart for the majority of The Last Jedi. But when they are together it’s like a match made in heaven.
Before we were reacquainted with Han Solo and Chewbacca in The Force Awakens we were following the stories of youngsters Finn and Rey and they were so immediately lovable I didn’t even miss the Star Wars veterans. Their friendship is part of the reason why I love The Force Awakens so much and I can’t wait to see them have more time together in Episode IX.
Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Duo?
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.