Six months removed from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans have some perspective but little direction. For a film that did so well at the box office, it sure vanished off the cultural and geek landscape quickly. After The Force Awakens, people were still buzzing about the film a year after its release. Most fans I know put it behind them, or are looking to JJ Abrams to somehow make sense of Rian Johnson’s film in Episode IX. Not even Star Wars fans seem very pumped about Solo’s release this week. Whether you thought it was brilliant (which passes my understanding) or, like me, thought it was an incredible misstep that broke characters and plot lines irredeemably, the point of these columns is to highlight the best of a film. Maybe the thing about The Last Jedi that most frustrating is that there is enough coolness in it to not be able to hate it straight out. However, in every bit of greatness in the film there’s something embedded that makes nitpicking Star Wars fans (and we do love to nitpick like no others) wince. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) “Rey & Kylo vs. Snoke’s Praetorian Guard”
The Last Jedi is rolling through box office barriers. It’s passed $300 million domestic and $600 million international in gross and it hasn’t even opened in China yet. The film, however, has sharply divided Star Wars fans as to some of the critical events. I’ll weigh in with more details on what I thought after the holidays, but here with a VERY SPOILER INTENSIVE REVIEW is none other than Auralnauts’ Kylo Ren. For Kylo’s thoughts on The Last Jedi going into the film or his review of Rogue One click on the link and enjoy.
As The Last Jedi approaches, many Star Wars fans are coming up in full preparation mode, scrutinizing every detail of the eighth episode in the Saga whether it be the exciting props, from box office odds to who will Kylo Ren kill, the questions are endless. I’ve pared it down to ten critical queries as we hit T-minus two weeks until Episode VII opens. No spoilers below, simply my best guesses, combined with a few answers straight from director Rian Johnson. Continue reading 10 Big Questions Going Into Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The assumption regarding Rey’s parentage is that she is the daughter of Luke Skywalker. I would actually like this to be true because, let’s face it, Luke has had a crappy life and being reunited with his daughter would be heart-warming stuff. However, out of all the crazed alternate theories circling the InterTubes, THIS makes sense. I’ll leave it to you all (and by that I mean Peter and I) to hash out on the message boards, but watch the video and here’s an excellent breakdown of the points by Andrea Romano from Mashable. Continue reading What if Rey’s Not a Skywalker? What if She’s a Palpatine? Not So Crazy…
YouTuber, Tom F., is an extremely talented guy; the same talent that brought us the modern day versions of trailers for Episodes I-VI using Episode VII’s music (click here if you missed them). If you check out his YouTube channel, he’s done a number of modern day trailers for classic movies, but he’s just put up these two pieces contrasting the parallel betrayals of grandfather and grandson: Anakin Skywalker and Kylo Ren. Obviously, the full scope of what turned Ben Solo into Kylo Ren will be a huge part of Episodes VIII and IX, but patricide is a heck of a start. Check out these tragic tales from the Star Wars Universe, and get pumped: the full Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer will be released on Friday!