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Rey Has An Awesome Signature Move

Rey is one of my favorite characters in cinema history for so many reasons but one of those blaring reasons is because she is such a great fighter. Through The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi she has displayed countless times her incredible combat skills but I have also noticed recently that Rey has her own, very awesome, signature move that is a rather cool staple to her character and I am so excited to share it with you. Enjoy!

I Call it The Rey Kick

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During the confrontation between Rey and Unkar’s thugs on Jakku she handled herself very easily against them but one of the most memorable moments of that fighting sequence for me is when she kicked one of the thugs away. It always makes me so happy when she kicks that assailant away and I’ve loved that part of the fight ever since the first time I watched the film. So, that’s the first example of her using her now famous kick.

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Then when she fought Kylo Ren she used her kick again to, well, kick his butt. 🙂 Awesome!

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And then during the epic Praetorian Guard fight she displayed her awesome kicking ability yet again as she kicked one of the Guards away. Rey is so cool and I’m so excited that I discovered this fantastic connection between her and all of her close-combat duels. I hope that her kick purposely is her signature move and that we’ll see her literally kicking some more butt in Episode IX.

I thank you for reading this short observation of mine and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

The Ten Most Wasted Characters in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is one of the greatest movie franchises ever made but while it’s filled to the brim with exciting, memorable, and iconic characters left and right through all of its movies there have been some characters who have simply gotten lost in the creative process of making these films. And so today I’m going to share with you the ten characters who should’ve been treated with a lot more love and care. Enjoy!

10. Count Dooku

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Count Dooku was introduced in the prequel trilogy in the second installment and while he was obviously played by an incredible actor in Christopher Lee George Lucas didn’t write the character into the movie correctly. Count Dooku wasn’t exactly a believable Sith. When you have characters as scary and intimidating as Darth Maul and his master, Darth Sidious, I kind of expect that frightening aspect in every Sith and Dooku just didn’t have that. He was too fancy, too polished for me, and I just couldn’t take him seriously. Then he was dead within the first fifteen minutes of the next movie and so there went his extra development. I don’t know what Lucas could’ve done to make Dooku a better character but he was definitely a wasted opportunity for something a lot more epic.

9. Saw Gerrera

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Saw Gerrera was constantly shown throughout the marketing for Rogue One as a major character and yet he was dead within the first fifty minutes of the movie. In fact, he didn’t even leave his room throughout nearly all of his scenes except for his first appearance in the film when he saved Jyn from her hideout in her home planet, Lah’Mu. He could’ve undoubtedly played a larger role in the movie and maybe he did before the infamous reshoots this film underwent but from what the finished product showed us he feels, at times, like a uneccessary block in the middle of the movie.

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General Hux: The Reason Why He’s Better in ‘The Last Jedi’ than ‘The Force Awakens’

One of the smaller and less important characters in The Force Awakens was General Hux. He was supposedly the next Tarkin of this new Star Wars trilogy of but he just didn’t emit that stern, cold persona that Tarkin possessed so easily. In fact, when I first saw Hux in The Force Awakens I didn’t take him very seriously at first. He was awfully young looking to be a general first of all, he tried to adopt a mean looking face but he couldn’t really pull it off that well, and he just seemed too animated to me.

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I honestly didn’t take him seriously until this disturbing Nazi-inspired speech and gathering that transpired halfway through the film. I distinctly remember sitting in that theater actually quietly chuckling as Hux spat hate towards the Republic and spoke of their imminent fall because he looked so silly. And then when they actually destroyed Hosnian Prime and its surrounding systems (I just recently discovered it wasn’t Coruscant that they blew up…yay) that’s when I realized he wasn’t a joke after all. He was just an angrier-than-usual General of the First Order who wanted to see everything good (the Republic and the Resistance) go up in flames. After that there wasn’t much more from General Hux because he was such a minor character in the movie. Fast forward to The Last Jedi and he’s finally obtained more of a role but it’s not the way I would’ve imagined.

Rian Johnson understood that General Hux wasn’t a Tarkin type. In fact, he saw Hux in a funnier sense, like I did, and so he utilized that slightly comedic aspect of the red-haired officer and made General Hux funny in The Last Jedi. And while it, at first, was a startling contrast to his role in the previous film I have to grown to legitimately enjoy his character because of that change.

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Hux is a serious guy, there’s no doubt about that, but I loved his sarcastic attitude throughout the movie. It made him much more interesting and memorable and I think it really elevated Hux’s character. And who doesn’t love seeing Hux getting himself into trouble with both Snoke and Kylo Ren throughout the movie? Ha-ha, absolutely hilarious.

I enjoyed Hux in The Last Jedi so much that I’m honestly hoping he returns in Episode IX for some more sarcastic remarks.

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

Is Rey the Next Chosen One or Another Darth Vader In the Making?

The story of Star Wars really harks back to the tale of destiny that has been told for centuries through fairy tales and epic plays. In the original trilogy the story revolved around Luke and his journey as he turned from being just a hopeful farm boy wanting to go an adventure to a powerful Jedi who would then bring peace and order back to the galaxy. His journey was complex and difficult but it all led to a rather satisfying end. For Anakin his journey was reminiscent to Luke’s and the exact opposite at the same time. He was a young slave boy who wanted to travel the galaxy and explore the stars but instead of him becoming a hero like Luke did he became a galactic monster as he transformed into Darth Vader and brought a terrible darkness to the galaxy. Both of these men were central figures in their trilogies and while their humble beginnings were very similar their outcomes were much different. And that’s where I come to Rey.

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Rey, like Luke and Anakin, has a nearly identical humble beginning to her incredible journey. She was a scavenger surviving day by day by providing Unkar Plutt mechanical scraps in return for food. She too, like them, wanted to journey beyond the stars and make a better life for herself. She was basically a slave, like Anakin was, and she also came from a sand planet. If you really think about it, it’s kind of odd how much alike Luke, Anakin, and Rey’s stories are.

So yeah, Rey is very much like these two past central characters but, judging from her story in the two movies of her journey so far, what does it look like the end of her journey will entail for her? Well, let’s take a quick look at that journey she’s partaken on.

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Could Kylo Ren and Poe Be Good Leaders?

The Last Jedi has been out on Blu-Ray and Digital for quite some time now and after having seen the film a numerous amount of times I can finally start looking forward to the future and what this movie might be setting up. I’m not trying to create any outlandish theories or bring any exciting ideas to the table just yet, I’ll let other people do that, but I am starting to look at what Rian Johnson left in Episode VIII and what it could mean moving forward. Like the aspect of new leadership by the end of The Last Jedi for the Resistance and the First Order.

At the beginning of The Last Jedi both Poe and Kylo Ren were headstrong commanders making forging their own paths in the universe but by the end of the movie they are both powerful leaders heading into the next movie but can they handle that responsibility of being, well, a leader? And that’s what I’m excited to talk with you about in this post and I hope you enjoy.

So, let’s first look at Kylo Ren.

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Ranking the ‘Star Wars’ Movies By Their Visuals

Star Wars has been a fascinating franchise since it came out in the May of 1977 and since then, with nine movies and several different directors and creative minds behind these films most of these Star Wars flicks have had their own, unique, artistic spin to them. So today I’m going to share with you how I rank these movies by their visual prowess or lackluster effect in the aesthetic department. Enjoy!

9. The Phantom Menace

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The Phantom Menace isn’t my least favorite Star Wars film but it definitely is the least pretty. The cinematography is boring and unimaginatively straight forward. There aren’t any stunning shots or breathtaking visuals. It’s just a Star Wars movie.

8. Return of the Jedi 

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A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back were such great films and Return of the Jedi, for me, has become kind of boring in comparison in nearly every department. This film has its exciting moments but none of those moments are accentuated by any visually jaw dropping shots.

7. A New Hope

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When A New Hope came out it was simply ahead of its time in imagination, creativity, and even special effects but, of course, now many of the Star Wars films have just gotten better at being visually enticing. But that doesn’t diminish A New Hope in the slightest. There are still some fascinating shots that have come with this movie like for example; Princess Leia putting the Death Star plans in R2-D2, Luke staring at the binary sunset, etc. I wouldn’t be an avid Star Wars fan if it wasn’t for this movie and that’s why it will always have a special place in my heart.

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The Ten Coolest Minor Characters in ‘Star Wars’

Part of the joy of being a Star Wars fan is not just about watching the movies and discussing theories about some of my favorite characters but it’s also simply a blast seeing all of the weird and fascinating aliens in the background or being introduced to some rather cool characters who are seen only briefly in the various movies and yet they manage, in their scenes, to steal the show. So, today, I’m going to share with you the minor Star Wars characters that I have found to be the coolest. Enjoy!

10. Tarfful

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For a long time the only wookie in Star Wars was Chewbacca and then, with Revenge of the Sith, not only were Star Wars fans able to see Chewie’s native home planet, Kashyyyk, but we were also able to see other Wookies which is just as awesome and the one that fascinated me the most was Tarfful. He was a little bigger than Chewbacca and I loved how dark his fur was. I wonder what happened to him? *shrug*

9. Lobot

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Lobot was Lando’s assistant in the Cloud City and what has always fascinated me about this strange mute character is the fact that he basically resembled a human robot, which is kind of creepy but very cool at the same time.

8. Jocasta Nu

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Jocasta Nu, the protector of the Jedi Archives a.k.a the Jedi librarian. So cool! One of my favorite scenes in Attack of the Clones is when Obi-Wan goes to the archives to find the planet, Kamino, and Jocasta Nu is part of the mystique of this scene. The sheer magnitude of the library and the idea that there was a Jedi, or maybe even Jedi, who watched over it is pretty awesome to me. It’s too bad what ends up happening to her (if you don’t remember, Anakin and his army of troopers destroyed the Jedi temple and all of the Jedi within its confines.)

7. Commander D’acy

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Commander D’acy was a very interesting character that was introduced in The Last Jedi. Whenever she was onscreen talking she stole the show, drawing my attention completely on her despite the fact that sometimes she shared scenes with major characters in the movie. D’acy is a great commander (she’s kind of better than Poe, if I’m being honest) and I’m glad she managed to survive to the end. Hopefully she’ll return in Episode IX.

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