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My Ranking of the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

It’s been a very long time since I ranked anything in this franchise. In fact, it hasn’t been since The Rise of Skywalker that I did this which is a bit shocking. Now that Obi-Wan Kenobi is finished though I figured it’s finally time to get back to ranking installments in this franchise. Enjoy!

19. Star Wars: Resistance

This cartoon had some interesting ideas and could’ve been really good. Instead, it felt like it was the first animated series to be catered to an audience under eight-years-old. Hence its boring story and forgettable characters.

18. The Clone Wars Movie

This movie actually isn’t that bad but it has some musical choices that are so atrocious I had to place it this low on the list.

17. The Book of Boba Fett

When I learned Boba Fett was getting his own spin-off I couldn’t be more excited…and then I watched the show. Week after week the series departed further and further from the character I knew and loved. Boba Fett’s cold ruthlessness and iconic awesomeness was sacriced to turn him into a not-as-cool caricature of Mando.

The series treated the title character so poorly that he was sidelined for two of the episodes in favor of Mando. And yes, those were the best episodes.

Plus, the Starburst-colored space Vespas and that gang of half-cyborg youngsters were the absolute WORST. And why was the show called The Book of Boba Fett again?

16. The Bad Batch

I liked some of the episodes in this show and the overall story is pretty intriguing. It’s just a little annoying and a tad bit boring on more circumstances than I would’ve liked.

15. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ron Howard was the director, Woody Harrelson was Han Solo’s cynic mentor, it seemed like a recipe for success right? Unfortunately, the film is totally unnecessary, Alden Ehrenreich wasn’t a very likable Han Solo, and the story is ultimately quite boring. The best thing about the movie is Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra and unfortunately she hasn’t been given a Disney+ series yet.

14. The Attack of the Clones

I like this movie and I don’t like this movie.

13. The Rise of Skywalker

This movie is filled with near-irredeemable flaws…and yet I watch it more than the other Sequel Trilogy movies these days. Hmm…

12. Return of the Jedi

This movie has some powerful/iconic moments but when I think about the other installments on this list I can’t place this any higher than #12.

11. The Phantom Menace

Darth Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn are the best things about this movie…and the creation of the Duel of the Fates piece composed brilliantly by John Williams.

10. A New Hope

This movie is a classic for a reason. The music is chill-inducing, the story is brilliantly simple, and the characters are unforgettable. But, compared to the other movies and shows on this list it’s definitely a bit lackuster.

9. The Last Jedi

Where this movie excels is the storyline with Rey, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker. Unfortunately, Rian Johnson didn’t provide nearly enough dedication to Finn, Leia, and Poe’s story resulting in a film that is both powerful and boring as heck. Hence its spot on this list.

8. The Mandalorian

This show singlehandedly saved Star Wars. With that being said, this show would be higher on the list if it was easier to rewatch but it just isn’t. I love the characters, I love the story, and I love the many guest stars the second season provided but I cannot get myself to binge watch this show. And that’s kind of unfortunate.

7. The Force Awakens

Despite being a near-carbon copy of A New Hope this movie is still incredibly magical. Rey and Finn’s friendship was beautiful to witness and Kylo Ren was at his best. Plus, it brought back Harrison Ford in a sizable role as Han Solo which was perfect. It’s too bad the Sequel Trilogy could never top this film.

6. The Clone Wars

This cartoon is incredible. Spanning seven seasons and twelve years, the series let us dive deeper into Anakin and Obi-Wan’s stories while giving us one of the greatest characters in this franchise, Ahsoka Tano. And its final four episodes, I can definitively say, are some of the best in television.

5. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Even though there are some who don’t like this show I think it is undoubtedly one of the best things Disney has done. It fits like a glove after Revenge of the Sith, it’s well-written, and it’s actually kind of perfect. I unabashedly love this show.

4. The Empire Strikes Back

There’s no doubt that this movie is one of the best of all time. It’s a timeless sequel with one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history and it can easily be considered the best Star Wars movie ever made. With all that being said, the next installments on this list are becoming more and more special as this story expands.

3. Revenge of the Sith

As I grew up this was always my favorite film of the prequels. Now, with the end of The Clone Wars and its connections to other installments, Revenge of the Sith has become an incredibly powerful chapter in the Skywalker Saga.

2. Star Wars: Rebels

I have been invested in animated characters but none quite like the Ghost Crew. Their story over the course of four years/four seasons is beautiful, heartwarming, riveting, heartbreaking, and powerful. I’m so excited to see Sabine and Hera’s stories continue in Ahsoka next year.

And 1. Rogue One

So far, this movie still hasn’t been topped because it, in a word, is extraordinary. It’s a gritty, intense two hours of pure Star Wars storytelling and I hope Andor is just as compelling because if it is… Well, I will be very pleased.

So there’s my long overdue updated ranking. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.

My Top 20 Posters of the Last Decade: Part Two

Okay, it’s time to share my next five favorite posters. Enjoy!

15. Mr. Knight Gets a Poster

I love a good character poster and this one blew my mind. I’m still kind of in shock that we’re actually getting the Mr. Knight persona in Moon Knight. I barely know anything about the character but I do love his outfit and yes, Marvel Studios has brought it to life. I’m so excited.

14. The Beginning of Doctor Strange

The Doctor Strange movies have always had some of the best posters and this one, of course, is no exception. The colors, the fact that you can still see Cumberbatch’s face through his fingers, and the iconic window of the Sanctum Sanctorum acting as a backdrop is just the perfect layout for this remarkable poster. Marvel Studios really did cast the PERFECT person to play Doctor Strange.

13. Marc Spector is the Moon Knight

Simple yet brilliant, this poster’s supernatural vibe lets us know that this show will be entirely different than anything we’ve seen in the MCU before and that alone is worth getting excited about.

12. The Legacy of the Jedi

When this teaser poster first came out I remember staring at it for days for any clues it could provide about the film. It was a fascinatingly bold poster with so much thought put into it.

Its obvious connection to the poster for A New Hope made one realize that Rey was truly the next hope for a new generation of Jedi. Her lightsaber, changing from blue to purple to red made me wonder if this poster was hinting toward her turn to the dark side. Luke Skywalker didn’t exactly look benevolent, Kylo Ren would be an important figure in Rey’s story, and the striking red color made me instantly think of the Sith.

It was a lot to process but beyond all of the movie implications the poster was signaling, it’s also a beautiful poster as well.

11. The Avengers Have Assembled

Avengers: Infinity War was one heck of a movie and this poster made it very clear that we would get to see roughly every MCU superhero take a stand against one of the greatest movie villains of all time, Thanos. How the artists managed to fit every single character onto this poster without it ever feeling overstuffed is impressive enough as it is, and then the poster’s actually gorgeous too?!

When I first saw it my mind was blown and even now I still love to look at it.

So those are the next five posters to make my list. Now we’re about to get into my top 10 and I am very excited to share them with you.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.

Is Luke Skywalker the Worst Jedi Master Ever?

Well, The Book of Boba Fett is over. I can honestly say I’m relieved. The show had its moments of brilliance (mainly when it was The Mandalorian 2.5) but ultimately, as a whole, the show was a bit ridiculous. There was too much going on, too many flashbacks, and not enough awesome Boba-ness. (Yes, they Disney-fied Boba Fett.)

Forget that though. Let’s talk about Luke Skywalker and his track record of being a TERRIBLE Jedi Master.

In The Last Jedi we see Luke as this grumpy, hopeless old man who wants nothing to do with the Jedi. Even when his sister begs for his help he goes about his business on Ahch-To with a scowl on his face, refusing to teach Rey the ways of the Jedi.

When he finally does decide to teach her the ways of the Force it’s with only one goal in mind; to show her why the Jedi are so awful. He has a point which only reaches a catalyst after his nephew Ben falls to the dark and destroys his Jedi Academy. He ends up infuriating Rey so badly that she found herself willing to trust Kylo Ren more than the very man who once saved the galaxy from the Empire and Palpatine. Ouch.

His nephew Ben turned to the dark because apparently Luke was being a terrible mentor and Snoke was able to manipulate him. Snoke, a twisted being who seems like the last person you should trust seemed more trustworthy than Ben’s uncle, Luke Skywalker.

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Are Loki and Sylvie Marvel’s Kylo Ren and Rey?

Loki has been quite the ride so far and while I may have written a post on whether Loki would finally have a love interest in his own series I definitely did not expect it to happen like this…

Loki episode 3: The MCU gets its first official bisexual character - CNET

In the third episode we spend forty minutes with Loki and Sylvie bonding. The fourth episode takes that bond to the next level. And before I go any further, yes that bond is romantic. A lot of people are hoping it’s a platonic situation happening but everything is pointing to Loki falling for Sylvie and vice versa. Just think about it.

They met, despised each other at first, and then when they had the chance they began to talk. He showed her some fireworks from his hand, he sang to her, she couldn’t keep her eyes off of him, and from there on their friendship blossomed.

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This Segment of ‘The Last Jedi’ Perfectly Sums Up Leia’s Entire Journey and Her Constant Triumphs

I’ve watched The Last Jedi over twenty times now and during my latest viewing of the film one of the scenes that surprisingly struck me was in fact one of the quietest moments in the movie and that was when Leia was sitting by herself in the cruiser, Ninka. Throughout Leia’s involvement in Star Wars we haven’t seen her grieve a lot even though she has experienced so much loss. She lost nearly her entire crew aboard the ship, Tantative IV, to Darth Vader and his stormtroopers. Then she had to watch her home planet of Alderaan get obliterated before her very eyes (and her mother and father along with it.) She had to endure seeing Han Solo getting frozen in carbonite, nearly dying in the process. And then even after the Rebellion defeated the Empire the hardships she would face were far from over.

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When we see Leia again thirty years after the end of the Imperial war the struggles that she has faced can be plainly seen on her face. From the political obstacles she had to face during the creation and rise of the New Republic to the new war that was on the brink of the horizon with the meager Resistance against the mighty First Order. There’s also the more personal losses she has had to deal with as well along the way with the sudden and total absence of her beloved brother, Luke Skywalker, the agony of knowing that her very son, Ben Solo, was a First Order leader and dark side fanatic, and the depressing separation between her and the man she loves in Han Solo.

Leia has not had an easy life, in fact she’s had if not the hardest, one of the toughest journeys in Star Wars and this is really apparent in The Last Jedi.

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This Is The Funniest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

So I was just checking out starwars.com to see what was new and as I scrolled down the home page I saw this two-minute long video displaying the LEGO version of The Last Jedi. Now, let me give you a brief history of my experience with legos. When I was younger I had a Wii and a few of my favorite games was LEGO The Lord of the Rings (fantastic game by the way,) LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, and LEGO Star Wars. These games made me love the LEGO version of some of my favorite movies. Then when I got an XBOX One I also ended up getting LEGO The Hobbit and LEGO The Force Awakens, both of which I enjoyed playing immensely. If there just so happened to be a LEGO The Last Jedi I would own it on the first day, that’s how fun and hilarious these games are.

So anyway, like I said before, I saw this two-minute video of the LEGO version of The Last Jedi and I just had to watch it. Check it out:

This is literally one of the funniest things I have ever seen. It’s the entire story of the original trilogy plus The Force Awakens plus The Last Jedi all within two minutes and it’s just absurdly perfect and comedic. I love legos, I loved The Lego Movie when it came out four years ago (I actually own it,) I love seeing these characters I know so well depicted as LEGO toys, and the child narrating the short film only made it funnier.

I love hilarious stuff and you can’t go wrong with legos. I hope this made you laugh as much as it made me laugh and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day and May the LEGOs (hee-hee) be with you.