A central theme throughout Star Wars is the difficult relationship between identity and choice. Of all the Star Wars content that has been produced in the past decades, and that has tried to deal with this complex, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch have done an excellent job. I will take a closer look in this post.Continue reading “Identity & Choice”
We are all looking forward to The Rise of Skywalker and on social media the theories and leaks are flying around our ears like shrapnel. But for all characters we know are returning, one way or the other, in Episode IX, one name is consistently absent: Anakin. So what if Anakin isn’t in the story? Could that be? If so, then why? And what would it mean?Continue reading “The Rise of Skywalker: What if Anakin isn’t in it?”
The decision to return Palpatine to the front of a Star Wars episode has been met with both enthusiasm as well as criticism. Is J.J. Abrams desperately trying to reach out to OT fans? Is it a cheap ploy to attract people into the cinema’s? Or was it inevitable from the moment a Sequel Trilogy was announced?Continue reading “Why Palpatine needed to return: An Analysis”
On Monday night it finally happened, we were gifted the final The Rise of Skywalker trailer, 2 months before the film’s arrival and on Carrie Fisher’s birthday. A blessed day indeed! Go ahead, have another look, and then join me below … Continue reading ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer Has Arrived
There is one character in Star Wars we rarely ever discuss. As a result the question whether it will make a return appearance in The Rise of Skywalker is rarely asked. And yet … the character’s name is frequently the first one on our lips even when we don’t like sand. Let us explore its arc, its role and its possible part in Episode IX.Continue reading “تطاوين or Star Wars’ Forgotten Character”
This morning a new Star Wars Episode IX trailer was released. Rumours were already ride after its first showing at D23. But now we all got to see it. Here is our take on it.Continue reading “The road to Episode IX: The D23 Trailer!”
It is obvious, right? Everyone knows what the story is! And everyone knows what good story-telling is, right? That why we are all so darn good at telling stories … except we’re not all good at it. So what’s the story about “stories” and about Star Wars?
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The final chapter of Luke Skywalker’s arc strongly resonates with that of Frodo Baggins. Once you uncover that, the mirroring seemingly extends much further and gives us an interesting tale of heroic failures.
Yes, you are reading this correctly! Although there have been a gazillion reviews and commentaries on the teaser trailer of The Rise of Skywalker I think we found something no one else spotted. Wanna know? Read this brief post that might contain spoilerish speculation about what it means!
So last weekend we finally got the long-awaited Episode IX teaser. But how does it compare to the other Sequel Trilogy teasers? And what does that tell us about the upcoming movie? You may find the answer surprising!