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Rose’s Greatest Moments

The Last Jedi introduced three new characters and Rose, of course, was one of them. One of the things that I liked the most about her was her unconventionality. She was a background character who was forced into the forefront, an interesting concept that made her character different than other heroines before her. And of course there’s the fact that she’s the first major Asian female character in Star Wars so that’s always awesome as well. But there were also elements to her story that made her really shine in the movie and I’m here to share with you those favorite Rose moments.

1. Meeting Finn

This is one of my favorite first interactions between two characters out of all of the Star Wars movies because it is so enjoyable and fun to watch. Seeing Rose gush over Finn is sooo cute. And then when she realizes that Finn’s trying to jump ship it’s so hilarious, and awesome, seeing her stun him with that stun prod. Not only is it one of my favorite scenes in The Last Jedi but it was the perfect introduction to her character in the movie.

2. Escaping Canto Bight

This is one of the most magical scenes in The Last Jedi for me (maybe it’s the music, I don’t know) and it’s undoubtedly one of Rose’s greatest moments. She came up with the genius plan to escape Canto Bight amidst the stampeding Fathiers and that was a great idea. This scene highlighted her ability to think on her feet and it’s just an awesome part. It’s also sweet seeing her release the matriarch Fathier into the night. Her compassion is part of her strength and it’s why she’s such a lovable character.

3. Facing Phasma

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Rose evolved throughout this movie in huge ways. At the beginning of the film she was a mechanic who wasn’t even close to the conversation of the higher echelons of the Resistance because she was always, in her words, “Behind pipes all day.” By this point in the movie the timidity that she might’ve once had was gone and she was very brave at this scene. Not only was she not afraid of the First Order but she wasn’t afraid of Phasma when she had to face her either. In fact, she shot at her multiple times, to no avail of course, but it shows how she grows from being an unknown Resistance mechanic to a Resistance fighter. Continue reading Rose’s Greatest Moments

‘The Last Jedi’ At Home

Yes, I can say it! I own The Last Jedi! Woo! I’ve been waiting for this day to come because I had only seen The Last Jedi twice in theaters and that meant there was a lot of the movie I didn’t remember that I wanted to revisit. After watching The Force Awakens it was nearly halfway through 12 midnight on early Tuesday morning when my sister and I watched The Last Jedi and after watching it I was stunned! The movie was incredible!!!!

I was skeptical, if I’m being honest. The last time I watched The Last Jedi was in IMAX and I didn’t know if seeing the movie at home on a regular television with normal sound was going to be enjoyable or not. Well, it is and I’m so excited about it. So today I’m going to share with you the positives and negatives of The Last Jedi after having seen it five times now (I watched this movie three times in one day because I’m that much of a Star Wars fanatic. *sheepish grin*) Enjoy!

The Negatives

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The great thing about The Last Jedi is there aren’t a whole lot of negatives that come with this movie. The biggest flaw this movie has is its CGI. There aren’t a lot of moments when the CGI looks particularly awful but the way Poe looks in the cockpit of his X-Wing during the beginning battle of the movie is pretty fake looking. It’s actually the worst cockpit shots I’ve ever seen in all of Star Wars but besides that the rest of the movie is beautifully CGi-d.

BB-8

There’s nothing particularly wrong with BB-8 in this movie but I did enjoy him more in The Force Awakens. There was just something incredibly adorable and innocent about BB-8 in Episode VII and in The Last Jedi it was like as if he gained this sudden change of attitude that he didn’t have before. He was much spunkier, I’d say, in The Last Jedi and that sometimes was borderline annoying. But I still love BB-8 and I hope J.J Abrams returns him to being the cute droid that he once was.

Rose Tico

I love Rose…a lot. So why is she part of the negatives of The Last Jedi you might ask? Well, here’s your answer. In The Last Jedi novel she had an attitude. For the most part she was either frustrated about something, annoyed at Finn, angry at Finn or whatever ridiculous situation they were, and just downright grumpy. I loved that about her! It gave more meaning to her story and it provided a depth to their relationship that made the part when she finally kissed Finn on Crait a very, very sweet cherry on top of the Finn/Rose sundae.

In the movie, however, that grumpy side of her that I had grown to love so much was nearly erased completely. She was always sweet and happy, she barely copped an attitude, and it was kind of disappointing. She could’ve been so much cooler but all of her personality was left on the drawing board! Hopefully J.J Abrams brings that agitated personality that made her so awesome in the first place to Episode IX because then she will legitimately become one of my favorite Star Wars characters.

The Positives

Those Force connections between Kylo Ren and Rey are clearly some of the most exciting scenes I’ve ever seen in Star Wars. Not only is the idea of them being able to talk to each other across galaxies ridiculously cool but the conversations they have every time are so riveting. So yeah, that’s a serious positive to the movie.

Well of course Luke is a positive to the movie! He brings such mystique and wonder to his various scenes and his interactions with Rey, Leia, and Kylo Ren are simply magnificent to behold. It’s also just awesome seeing a Star Wars movie containing Luke Skywalker in it again. Very cool indeed!

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From Snoke’s demise to the Holdo hyperspace maneuver and everything in between this sequence of the movie was downright EPIC!!!! I love this portion of the movie SO MUCH that it’s kind of, no, it actually is my favorite part of the The Last Jedi. But it’s not like the movie gets any worse after that because you’ve still got the awesome Crait battle and the Luke/Kylo Ren showdown. That’s a lot of awesomeness in the span of about forty minutes. The Last Jedi outdid themselves with the back half of this movie and I’m so happy about it.

Well, these have been the negatives and some of the positives (if I talked about all of the positives I’d be writing all day) from my recent viewings of The Last Jedi. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force Be With You.

 

 

 

 

I’ve Got ‘The Last Jedi’ Novel!

Woo, I’m so excited to officially own the novelization of The Last Jedi! I got it yesterday at my local Barnes & Noble and I can assure you, I’ve already read nearly half the book with my younger sister, and it is awesome!

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This is a beautiful book cover.

 

I love that the teaser poster is what graced the cover of this novel because it really speaks to the thematic element of the movie. When you read the novelization of the movie the story of Rey’s ascendance into becoming a Jedi becomes even clearer. I remember when I saw this poster for the first time I was interpreting the light from the lightsaber going between Luke and Kylo Ren’s faces and the colors changing from blue to white to red as a sign that Rey was going to turn to the Dark Side but that’s actually not the case. This poster is actually highlighting the evolution of Rey and her journey throughout the film and novel as she explores the possibilities of the light of the dark and what her place is in the universe as the galaxy’s new hope, like Luke was all of those decades ago. It’s kind of a really cool poster.

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I love The Last Jedi.

 

It’s also a few weeks until the Blu-Ray for The Last Jedi is available and I’m so glad I have this book to tie me over until then. It’s not only going to provide a better experience for me when I watch the movie because I’ll have a better understanding of the film and all of its many situations but it’s also exciting just seeing the title. I absolutely love this movie.

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The iconic words.

 

There’s nothing better than opening a Star Wars book and seeing those iconic words before you read the novel, A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Utter magic, even in a book. It just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Even though I haven’t finished the book yet it’s already exciting reading all of the scenes, extra and original, in a more detailed fashion. I’d say my favorite portion of the book so far are the Resistance scenes. In the movie the Rey/Luke scenes are undoubtedly riveting but on the other side of the galaxy you have this desperate situation going on with the Resistance and it’s exciting to see those scenes in a greater light. I’m especially loving the interactions between Finn and Rose. The two are magnetic, in a they-have-things-in-common sort of way, but when you read the book you realize Rose wasn’t very fond of Finn at first. In fact, he got on her nerves at most times. But the longer they’re together his adorable personality begins to rub off on her and you can see her fondness for him growing gradually. It’s actually rather sweet.

I also love Poe’s story in novelization form. He’s a pilot, his brain is hardwired to oblivion, all he can think about is his X-Wing and blowing stuff up, so when he’s forced to sit around and not do anything you can literally sense his agitation at all times. He’s literally about to combust and you can feel that heavily through the pages. It’s utterly fascinating. His relationship with Leia is also really sweet. To him she’s like another mother and he loves her for everything that she is. It’s kind of sad to think that in Episode IX he won’t have her to consult with anymore. 😦

All in all, this book is already perfect and I’m excited to read the rest of it today…because my sister and I are definitely finishing it today. If you haven’t gotten this book yet I highly recommend that you do. It not only sheds a greater light on the movie but it’s just fun to read. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force Be With You.

 

Superhero Women vs. ‘Star Wars’ Women: Who Is Greater?

In the past decade there has been a steady positive increase in the way women are portrayed through movies and television and last year the three highest grossing films were all led by women; Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That’s a powerful realization when just a few years ago men still highly dominated the blockbuster realm. Movies, and television shows, today are showing women not as damsels in distress but instead as complicated, strong women who don’t need men to dictate their every action or sway their minds. That’s pretty great. And the trend is only continuing. Next year we’re getting an all-female Ocean’s film (awesome) among many other movies undoubtedly helmed by incredible women.

So today, in honor of all of the powerful ladies of cinema, I’m going to compare five magnificent female superheroes against Star Wars’ five greatest heroines. Enjoy!

Scarlet Witch vs. Jyn Erso

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I like Scarlet Witch a lot. I’ve liked her since Avengers: Age of Ultron. She’s extraordianarily powerful, she has a cool outfit, and she is a strong character. Unfortunately she’s surrounded by so many more important characters that her story usually is more of an afterthought than the main focus of the movies and so she hasn’t been given the chance to shine yet. Hopefully, in Avengers: Infinity War, she’ll have an actual story in the movie and won’t be used as only a vessel for romance in the film.

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Jyn is feisty, strong, she says whatever is on her mind, and she is not afraid of anything. I would say she’s an impeccable heroine. Her role in Rogue One was also fantastic because it never felt obvious that she was the only woman in the movie, besides Mon Mothma and the Leia cameo, because she was such a leader. She helped orchestrate one of the greatest victories the Rebellion ever had and that’s very impressive. She’s also awesome because she has such a rough look.

She never once tries to make herself look good. Her hair is messily tied, her skin is dirty, and her clothes aren’t worn to flatter. I think that’s my favorite thing about Jyn and it’s important for little girls to see a heroine who’s just as tough, or tougher, than the men she’s around.

I love Scarlet Witch but because she hasn’t really been given a story yet Jyn obviously wins this round.

Star Wars Women: 1 point

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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 Ten Most Awesome Women of ‘Star Wars’

I wrote a post back in July of last year celebrating the ten most incredible women of Star Wars and now that The Last Jedi has come out it’s time to update my list. Enjoy!

10. Maz Kanata

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Maz is a pretty cool character but she’s not very original. If Yoda was female he would be Maz. Maz of course isn’t a Jedi which makes her slightly different but she does have the wisdom of a thousand years and the knowing of the Force. Her wisdom is what helped spur Rey onto her path. Unfortunately her role in The Last Jedi was very limited and she frankly could’ve been left out of the movie but she was so cool in The Force Awakens I had to put her on this list.

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Is the Romance in ‘The Last Jedi’ Worthy?

Star Wars is a fantastic franchise for many, many reasons but it also bodes one of the greatest love stories ever to be in a sci-fi film. The story of Han Solo and Leia is one of the greatest romances I’ve ever seen in a movie and it really set the bar for love stories in Star Wars. 

And then you had the prequel trilogy which is basically wrapped around the tragic love story of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. While their love story isn’t one of my favorites it is very central to the overall story of how everything came to be in Star Wars.

Now we have a new trilogy and the aspect of romance has finally been legitimately introduced in Disney’s third Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi. Now in the previous two films there were hints of romance. In The Force Awakens it is established throughout the movie that Finn and Rey’s affection for each other is slightly beyond the realm of mere friendship. And then in Rogue One Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor end up realizing they love each other just moments before their demise. The Last Jedi is the first recent Star Wars film to feature a legitimate romance and I’m glad about it. That’s a very important aspect of these new Star Wars movies that hadn’t been broached yet and I’m glad it has. The question is, was the romantic aspect of The Last Jedi a plus for the movie or an unwanted distraction?

SPOILER ALERT! I’m going to talk about some of the movie’s scenarios in great detail and so if you haven’t watched The Last Jedi yet and you don’t want to know what happened in the film I advise you to discontinue reading this now. Okay, thanks for observing this warning and I hope you enjoy.

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