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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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There Are New Entries Into the Star Wars Databank!

On starwars.com there is a databank that has nearly every character, alien, planet, etc. from Star Wars in it. Think of it as a virtual encyclopedia. Well throughout the months, new entries have been added to the databank from The Last Jedi and after the new trailer was released a whole bunch of new things were added and I’m here to share them with you. Enjoy!

Resistance Bomber

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So, these Resistance Bombers are cool because they drop proton bombs onto Star Destroyers, as long as they can get to them. That’s where the Starfighters come into play. They act as a defense against the First Order while the Resistance Bombers get into position. The new trailer has given a better look at the dogfight that’s going to happen above D’Qar and I can’t wait to see it in its full glory.

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