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A Fun Twitter Poll About Rey

A couple of days ago I tweeted a fun twitter poll about one of Star Wars‘ greatest new characters; Rey and to my great surprise it got a lot more traction than I expected. It was a day-long poll so it’s over with but what was so incredible about the poll were the results. And so, I wanted to share those results with you all because it’s just fun.

So as you can see from this tweet I asked everyone in which film did they prefer Rey and look at those numbers! The Force Awakens just barely managed to edge out The Last Jedi. Isn’t that awesome?

A lot of times I say that Star Wars fans are divided about these current trilogy movies straight down the middle but there is never an actual statistic to back that claim but this proves that point immensely.

I was so fascinated by the results of this poll that I felt that I had to share it with you all and I hope you enjoyed. Next week I will introduce another Star Wars but this time I’ll make sure to write a post about it that day so you all can get in on the action as well. 🙂

If you were to choose which movie you thought Rey was the coolest which movie would you pick? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you.

(And by the way, I pick Rey from The Last Jedi.) 🙂

‘The Force Awakens’ or ‘The Last Jedi’: Which Outfit Was Better?

With every installment in a Star Wars trilogy, it is safe to assume that the major characters’ wardrobe will change which is always one of the exciting factors of a new Star Wars movie. The major characters presented in The Force Awakens were incredible heroes and villains with their own sense of style and that style stretched onward into The Last Jedi as each character obtained a new outfit. Some looks were better than others but I’m here today to compare those looks with you all. Enjoy!

Poe Dameron

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Poe Dameron doesn’t have the flashiest outfits that have ever been seen in Star Wars because the Resistance is, in essence, a ragtag band of rebels who refuse to let the First Order take over the galaxy. HIs clothing represents that rugged quality of the Resistance.

In The Force Awakens, he had a look perfect for that of somebody visiting the sweltering Jakku; his specially made jacket that’s basically a casual suit of armor, the open-necked shirt for temperature control, and then he’s got his regular pair of pants and boots.

In The Last Jedi, his look was a tad bit more conservative and officer-like. His new jacket, a dark blue one with the Resistance symbol on the shoulder screams rebel fighter, his newest shirt is fashioned more for outer space with the lack of the open neck look, and his pants’ color matches the jacket.

I love both of these looks. They’re simple yet perfectly match Poe Dameron. But I think I would have to say…I like The Last Jedi look a tad bit more.

The Last Jedi: 1 pt.

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Chewbacca and Han Are the Best!

In this post, I’m not trying to make any profound revelations or statements. I just want to say how much I love Chewbacca and Han Solo because they deserve it.

These two characters have brought smiles to so many faces since their debut in 1977. They’re funny, reckless, but most importantly, they are the best of friends.

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How One Line In ‘Solo’ Sums Up Han’s Entire Journey

Not much was known about Han Solo’s past except for the legendary rumors that he ran the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs and that he won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a game. Solo, however, helped clear up a lot about his past and it turns out that the film predicted much of his future as well. And I’m talking about one scene in particular.

Tobias Beckett is Han’s Ben Kenobi. He’s the older, wise guy who helps direct young Han through life and introduces him to the criminal world just like Ben Kenobi helped introduce Luke Skywalker to the concept of the Force and the Jedi. But unlike Ben who is clearly benevolent Beckett is a smuggler through and through and his life lessons are a lot more cynical.

At one point in Solo: A Star Wars Story Beckett berates Han for trying to bring Qi’ra back into his life. Han tells Beckett that Qi’ra is perfectly fine and will never try to do him wrong but Tobias knows better. He tells Han, and I quote, “Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed.”

At first glance it seems that this disturbing wisdom is only a setup for Beckett’s betrayal later in the movie but actually it sums up Han’s entire life in a few words. Let me give you a quick rundown of Han’s journey after Solo.

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Update: The Opening Scenes in ‘Star Wars’; Ranked from Worst to Best

Back in January of this year I wrote a post displaying my ranking of the opening scenes in Star Wars. Now, with Solo arriving, it’s time to update that list. Enjoy!

10. Return of the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi’s opening scene is my least favorite because it’s kind of boring. Yes, it shows the half-constructed Death Star and yes it highlights Darth Vader’s shuttle (which is always awesome) but this opening scene has never made me that excited.

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Can You Believe I Forgot Han Solo’s Death?

The other day I wrote a post regarding my opinion on the ten ugliest deaths in Star Wars but it wasn’t until yesterday that I remembered I had missed adding onto the list one of the most memorable and heartbreaking demises in the entire franchise; Han Solo’s death.

What happened to Han Solo is unbelievably horrific. I will never forget how I felt when I watched this scene for the first time. Up until this point in the film there hadn’t been any substantially dark moments but this scene was so quiet and intense and terrifying that a piece of popcorn could’ve dropped in the movie theater and everyone would’ve heard it.

I remember thinking to myself (because the film was so reminiscent of A New Hope) that Han was about to become the old Obi-Wan of this new trilogy. And then Kylo Ren tricked me! by acting like he was about to good.

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He looked at his father, with those tears in his beautiful eyes, and I was converted. I just knew that J.J Abrams was switching the narrative this time around by having Kylo go good instead of killing his father in the way that Darth Vader “killed” his former mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. And then he ran his lightsaber straight through Han’s and nearly every Star Wars‘ fans heart at the same time.

After that horrific moment, watching Han Solo fall off the side of the bridge was one of the most heartbreaking developments I have ever seen in any film. I wasn’t the same for the rest of the movie.

I walked out of that theater as a distraught, red-faced, weeping mess because all of it was too much to handle. Between Han’s death and that epic ending with Luke Skywalker on the cliff my emotions were all over the place.

Han Solo’s death is so terrible, in fact, that I still shed a tear or two every time I watch it. So yeah, if I had remembered Han Solo’s death for the list I made the other day I probably would have placed him in the 3rd spot just behind Mace Windu’s death and Luke’s uncle and aunt’s awful demise.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magnificent day. May the Force be with you.

Kylo Ren and Anakin Skywalker Basically Have the Same Outfit

I’ve already written a post displaying how similar Kylo Ren and Anakin Skywalker are to each other but once again I’ve found another blaring example of how the creative minds behind this current trilogy are pushing that idea in even the way Kylo dresses.

In The Last Jedi we see Kylo Ren sporting a new outfit, one with a shorter vest rather than the long robe he was wearing in The Force Awakens over a long sleeved shirt. There’s also a parting near the bottom of the vest which makes it a tad bit fancier than a simple vest.

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Anakin Skywalker has the same style going on. The long sleeved shirt, the vest with that fancy parting at the bottom beneath the belt. Even the pants and the nearly-knee high boots. It’s kind of astonishing.

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