Last week on this weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite? the topic was about Marvel’s love stories and so it only seems right that this week’s segment focuses on another incredible franchise’s love stories; Star Wars. There are a lot of enjoyable elements to Star Wars but for those who love a good romance, this franchise has that too. So, on that note, let me list these memorable love stories.
Han and Qi’ra
Han, as a young man, was madly in love with his fellow Corellian sweetheart, Qi’ra but this romance was not to last. Qi’ra moved on and became loyal to the Crimson Dawn, eventually leaving Han and ending their relationship. It was a shocking moment for Han and it would be a turning point in his young life.
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.
Another glorious week has passed and it has definitely been an exciting week for Star Wars fans. The Clone Wars cartoon was announced to be getting a final season which will debut on Disney’s new streaming service and the official cast announcement for Episode IX was released on Friday. So, in the spirit of Star Wars, this week’s segment is focused on, well, Star Wars characters of the current trilogy. Who’s your favorite of the new troupe? Here are the characters.
Until Finn there had never been a story about a stormtrooper-turned-rebel fighter and that’s why Finn is so great. He’s a special man and on top of that he is as heroic as they come. He didn’t have to turn against the First Order but he did because he knew the First Order was wrong in what they were doing. He didn’t have to save Poe but he did (mainly because he needed a pilot’s help.) He didn’t have to save Rey from getting killed by the stormtroopers on Jakku but he did because he’s a good man.
I could keep going on and on about his heroics but you get the point. All of the heroic things he did he didn’t have to do. He could’ve remained a mindless stormtrooper who does what he’s told despite the obvious fact that he would be doing wrong or he could make a difference and defy those who wanted him to kill innocents without mercy. I’m glad he took the latter. (Finn’s great.) 🙂
Yesterday on TNT they were having a Star Wars marathon and since it was a chill Sunday for me I decided to watch it. I came into the marathon at the last twenty minutes or so of Revenge of the Sith and watched every movie after that which stretched through twelve hours of my day. It was a blast sitting on my couch letting the television feed me Star Wars movies all day but once The Force Awakens ended the party, thankfully, wasn’t over. I turned on The Last Jedi expecting it to be a viewing of mediocre enjoyment and ended up discovering just how incredible The Last Jedi truly is. So, I’m going to share with you all my experience watching The Last Jedi after participating in a Star Wars marathon. Enjoy!
Luke Skywalker, in the original trilogy, was the epitome of heroism. He blew up the first Death Star, he became a Jedi, he saved Darth Vader who in turn defeated Emperor Palpatine. In short, he was a legend and his story is made all the more mythical in The Force Awakens. He’s not a character whose story we get to follow throughout The Force Awakens. We only hear of his disappearance and his failings as one of his apprentices turned against him. It isn’t until the end of The Force Awakens that we get to see him again, in the flesh, standing on the cliffs of Ach-To looking morbid as ever.
In The Last Jedi we see him as a broken man who’s been beaten down mentally over the last thirty years. He’s not the same hero we once knew and it’s a jarring realization but in the context of the entire Skywalker saga it feels…right. I always imagined a happy ending for Luke but Rian Johnson gave us instead a realistic approach to his final chapter. Could we really expect Luke to be the exact same person that he was thirty years before? No. Han had changed, Leia had changed as well, why couldn’t Luke change, even if it wasn’t the pretty picture that we could’ve predicted?
As the breaking news surrounding Lucasfilm’s halt on the Star Wars stories (for now) permeated the entertainment world there has been an abrupt uprising of Star Wars fans who want to remake The Last Jedi. A lot of times fans have roared outcries against movies, harping for remakes and complete annihilation of certain movies, but it’s never been given a lot of traction. This time these fans seem kind of serious as they have started to make a petition for those wanting a remake of The Last Jedi. Even the writer/director of the film, Rian Johnson, has encouraged the fans, saying that he would love to see them remake The Last Jedi. But the question is, should The Last Jedi be scrapped and remade in the way that fans wanted it or would that make things worse? Well, here’s a few reasons why it would be nice to do The Last Jedi over again.
One of the greatest mysteries coming out of The Force Awakens was the questions involving Supreme Leader Snoke. The questions were simple. Who was he? Where did he come from? How did he convert Ben Solo to the dark side? Was he actually Mace Windu back for revenge? How was he so powerful? When The Last Jedi finally arrived I was hoping that at least one of these questions would be answered and unfortunately none of them were. Snoke was utilized into the movie only as a tool to push along Kylo Ren’s story and when he was no longer needed Rian Johnson killed him off within the blink of an eye. I couldn’t believe it. If there were to be a Last Jedi remake Snoke would definitely need more presence.
There were a lot of fan theories surrounding the identity of the mysterious Snoke but one of the most exciting rumors I remember seeing early last year was the idea that Snoke would reveal to Luke in an epic showdown that he was Luke’s grandfather. Yes, it would be another “I am your father” moment except maybe even more surprising. Not only would that have been the ultimate drop-the-mic moment in the movie but it would’ve also fixed that terrible Anakin-is-a-midichlorian-bubble nonsense George Lucas crafted. This is why.
I used to think that when Shmi told Qui-Gon Jinn that her son, Anakin didn’t have a father that it was a little fishy sounding so I always figured she was actually lying to him and not telling him who the real father was, which would make sense if he was actually this powerful and mysterious wielder of the dark side named Snoke. If she had told the Jedi Master that her son was the spawn of a Sith Lord or whatever Snoke is he would’ve definitely never agreed to try to train the boy. This would also shine a different perspective on Anakin turning to the dark side, for it would make more sense why the supposed “chosen one” was so easily tempted to do everything the Jedi Council said not to do. He couldn’t help it. His father was one with the dark side!
All in all, Snoke needed more justice and I would love to see his story revamped.
When a Star Wars movie comes out one thing is inevitable; it’s time to update my Ranking series and with Solo introducing so many new and fantastic heroines to the Star Wars universe this list was destined to be upgraded. Enjoy my newest edition of The Ten Most Awesome Women of ‘Star Wars‘.
I was honestly surprised at how temporary Val’s involvement in Solo was but her participation in the movie was very awesome indeed. I would love to see her return in either a novel or one the animated shorts from Forces of Destiny.
9. Rose Tico
This new age of Star Wars is not only cranking out fantastically enjoyable films but it has also become one of the most diverse franchises in Hollywood with women of color frequently being added to the Star Wars roster and I couldn’t be happier.
Rose is a wonderful addition to the Star Wars universe and I can’t wait to see her return in Episode IX to go on some more magical adventures.
Star Wars has been full of droids but it took until now for a major female droid to join the robot party and she definitely her placed her stamp on the Star Wars universe with her fierce attitude. She was one of the most no-nonsense ladies I have ever seen and really made me smile a number of times. Seeing her lead a droid rebellion was one of the coolest, funniest, and most awesome moments I have ever seen in Star Wars and only shows me that there is so much room for creativity in the Star Wars universe.
I have loved Star Wars since I was a little girl during the days when the only woman I could look up to in a Star Wars film was Queen/Senator Padme Amidala, a woman who was reduced from being a no-nonsense leader to a sappy, damsel-in-distress who was utilized into the films only to further Anakin’s fall to the dark side. When I finally saw the original trilogy it was like a breath of fresh air meeting Princess Leia’s fiery, strong-willed character that didn’t even let intimidating villains such as Darth Vader make her bat an eye. But I was still in a dilemma. Here were these six films that had countless major male characters and only one main woman in each trilogy. It was such a bad disparity that in the Family Guy special of Return of the Jedi they joked that the only women in the galaxy was Leia and Mon Mothma.
Disney has since fixed that problem by adding more and more strong female characters of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities in their various films, tv shows, and games. So today I’m going to share the list of all of the incredible women that have become the new forces driving this incredible franchise forward for a new generation of Star Wars fans. Enjoy!
When Disney created this new trilogy that would kickstart a brand new dawn for Star Wars they could’ve easily placed a man at the helm like the two previous trilogies but they decided to go a different route and make Rey the new face of Star Wars. The thought of a woman being the new Luke was the last thing in my mind so imagine my surprise when I watched The Force Awakens for the first time and I found out Rey was the one who was going to be destined to be the next new hope. I couldn’t have been happier! My jaw practically dropped when she Force pulled Luke’s lightsaber out of the ground, ignited it, and stood ready to fight Kylo Ren like a Jedi.
When the movie ended with her finding Luke Skywalker on that cliff and the film insinuating that the legendary master would be the one to train her to become a Jedi I was legitimately overwhelmed with happiness.
Since then she has only grown stronger with the Force and has cemented herself even further as the new hope of the galaxy because she is officially now the last Jedi. When we see her again in Episode IX her journey, I’m sure, will lead to a rather satisfying ending that’ll be worthy of her awesomeness. 🙂