In part I of this set of posts I have made a start with discussing the outcomes and their interpretation of Mark White’s recent survey amongst over 5,100 Star Wars fans. There I focussed on the interpretation of the striking results on how fans feel about the different trilogies. Here we now delve into the matter of social- and political attitudes and film-reception.Continue reading “A Mirror to the Fandom: part II”
Just coming out of my first viewing of SOLO: A Star Wars Story. Time to share my first impressions with you! Is it any good? You bet it is!
A few days ago the news broke that Lord & Miller, up until then the directors for the as-of-yet unnamed Han Solo spin-off, had been fired by Lucasfilm with a few weeks of production still left. At the time we decided … Continue reading ‘Han Solo’, Kathleen Kennedy and Ron Howard
And the day we have all been waiting for has come!! After weeks, months, nay years of speculating and waiting, we have finally received our first proper glimpse at The Last Jedi, courtesy of a hilarious panel hosted by Olaf himself! … Continue reading SWCO: Teaser Trailer and Poster for ‘The Last Jedi’
As most of you will know by now, the title for Ep VIII, the second instalment in the Sequel Trilogy, was announced two days ago and it is ‘The Last Jedi’! Lucasfilm released the following statement: We have the greatest … Continue reading ‘The Last Jedi’, “Skywalker Saga” and Sith Red
Yesterday we heard the tragic news of the passing of one our favourite characters, actors and what felt like a family member to some. My father and I had just sat down and ordered a nice meal to end a … Continue reading Carrie Fisher: A Princess Story
We live in troubled times where facts are increasingly irrelevant in societal and political discourse while the stories we tell about ourselves become ever more powerful. In a world polarised between authoritarianism and the defence of diversity, democracy and reason … where do our cinematic fantasies stand? I present my view, you judge for yourselves. Continue reading “Super-Hero Fascism and the Rebel’s taste for Hope and Freedom”
So the Official Rogue One trailer just dropped and I think it is fair to say the internet is losing its shit. It’s clear that the producers and editors are doing another fantastic job at teasing the hell out of … Continue reading Rogue One, an Awakening
The first real trailer for Rogue One; A Star Wars Story dropped yesterday to great effect. Let me get the boldest statement out of the way immediately: this is legitimately a Prequel Sequel! Continue reading “Rogue One: A Prequel Sequel?”
So we have just been teased with a pretty awesome photo!! We were left at the end of The Force Awakens on the island of Skellig Michael where Rey confronts Luke. We all presumed this was where he had been … Continue reading Corridor Chat: Episode 8, The first Jedi Temple?