So yesterday I watched Rogue One and it was fantastic, to say the least. But then as the credits were rolling I thought to myself, what are the moments in Star Wars that always brings a tear to my eye, from either the sheer happiness I feel for the moment or the immense sadness that the situation entails. Great Star Wars films are like emotional rollercoasters, that’s why they’re so enjoyable. There are certain times in the movies that can make me the happiest person on Earth while there are other moments that can literally leave me in a bath of tears. And so, here are the five instances in Star Wars that happen to always make me at least a little emotional.
One of my favorite aspects of Star Wars are the locations. Whenever there’s a new planet I’m always excited to see what it’ll look like, such as the new planets in The Last Jedi, Crait and Cantonica. Throughout the Star Wars films, there have been many, many planets that I have found are absolutely incredible. So, on that note, here are my favorite planets.
Mustafar is one of the most original locations in Star Wars. The fact that it’s a moon that consists of only lava and volcanic rock makes this, undoubtedly, one of the coolest planets in Star Wars. And thanks to Rogue One, we now know that Darth Vader built his castle on the fiery world. That is a very awesome fact.
Captain Phasma is one of the coolest characters in the Star Wars universe. First of all, she’s a female stormtrooper which already makes her unique. And then, her chrome armor and blaster are absolutely beautiful. I was so excited to see her in The Force Awakens but alas, I was ultimately disappointed by her utter lack of involvement in the film. She was used as just a poster child for the movie and barely had a role despite her obvious importance. And then, it seemed like she wasn’t even going to make it to the next film because Finn, Han, and Chewie dumped her in a trash compactor. Thankfully, she escaped, a scenario that will be explained in the near future through the Captain Phasma comic.
Lucasfilm, however, realized their huge mistake by not incorporating her into the film more and now it looks like they’re going full steam ahead into revealing everything about Phasma leading up to The Last Jedi.
So, because I love Captain Phasma so much, there was no way I wasn’t going to get a book all about her. And so, this is my review.
So this is exciting news in the Star Wars galaxy. I have to say, I was very relieved when LucasFilm got rid of Colin Trevorrow for so many reasons. First, I didn’t like Jurassic World that much, and mainly because of the woman in the film. The fact that she was running from dinosaurs, trekking across mud, and never once got rid of those heels she was wearing was not realistic and rather irritating. You can’t have a director who treats their female characters like that in charge of a movie about heroines like Rey, that just doesn’t work. And secondly, the movie he directed this year, The Book of Henry, was so terribly critiqued that I was really starting to become nervous for Episode IX. Would he end this fantastic trilogy in the wrong way? Would it become another blotch in the Star Wars timeline like the prequels? So, obviously, LucasFilm didn’t like what they were seeing and got rid of him and I was ecstatic to see who they would replace him with.
And then it was announced two days ago that J.J Abrams would write and direct Episode IX and I’m two parts excited two parts disappointed. This is why.
I love Star Wars for so many reasons. I love the stories, I love the action, I love the environment, and I absolutely love the characters. And of course, each character has their own special style and part of that style is their hair. So, on that note, here are my six favorite Star Wars hairstyles.
6. Qui-Gon Jin
Qui-Gon is cool for so many different reasons and one of those reasons is his impeccable hairstyle. First of all, it’s totally a look that I would imagine a Jedi Master having. It’s simple yet elegant in a way, it has this kind of Samurai warrior vibe which is totally sensible considering that George Lucas’s inspiration for the Jedi was from Samurai, and it perfectly defines Qui-Gon. He’s also the only character in Star Wars, so far, with a hairstyle like this. Now I think Rey is going to go a little Qui-Gon on everyone with her new look but that’s a whole other topic.
However, at the moment Qui-Gon Jin has the coolest hairstyle as a Jedi so far.
I love Star Wars for so many reasons and one of those reasons is the lightsaber duels. When I was a little girl I remember watching Revenge of the Sith and The Phantom Menace and then taking my Star Wars toys and remaking those lightsaber battles in my own little way. It was so much fun to not only watch but to also reenact. And then I got a little older and I finally saw the original trilogy and those lightsaber battles were less flashy but all the more incredible. That’s why when Rogue One was coming out I was a little worried, I’m not gonna lie.
There had never been, up to that point, a Star Wars movie that didn’t have at least one Jedi or Sith and at least one lightsaber duel. Now, of course, Darth Vader did cause some serious carnage at the end of the film with a lightsaber but that doesn’t count. His victims were helpless, they had absolutely no way to defend themselves. This post is about actual duels between two individuals with lightsabers. I’ll also only be ranking the duels in the movies. So on that note, let me start.
Reading is one of my favorite activities. I love fiction and non-fiction, fantasy and American History, I love it all. The books I have never happened to read in my nineteen years of living, however, have been Star Wars books. As much as I love Star Wars I never was very interested in the books. I liked the movies and tv shows, I liked being able to see the characters and planets and watch things unfold visually. That’s why after I went to one of my local libraries and read for the first time, a Star Wars book, I was blown away.
The book, in particular, was Catalyst, the prequel to Rogue One.