Star Wars releases have always been received critically either by the press or by the fans or by both but perhaps never more so than since the rise of social media. Yet almost all critics of Star Wars get it wrong … here is why. And here is also how it sheds a new light on one of The Last Jedi‘s most iconic scenes.
“Power” is one of the most frequently heard words in the Star Wars stories. Anakin’s story sends a chilling warning to all who glorify the acquisition of power.
What a week! With the start of the second half of Star Wars Rebels, which you could not miss, unless you were frozen in carbonite, we can’t find rest because we still can’t come to terms with all that has … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up
We all kind of expected to see her death. First we did … and then we didn’t. The Last Jedi made unmistakably clear that Leia Organa still has one last mission to complete. In a sense, just like Carrie Fisher.
I took my sweet time gathering my thoughts about this movie. In fact, I watched it three times before I decided I was indeed ready to write this post. My review of The Last Jedi will contain, as the title suggests, … Continue reading ‘The Last Jedi’ Spoiler Review
It seems like we simply can’t help ourselves so let’s get the panic out of the way first: Is the Han Solo spin-off doomed? Is Disney trying to ruin Star Wars? Will Trevorrow ruin Star Wars FOREVER?! Feel better now that we got … Continue reading Why Star Wars Fans Will Always Worry
Some of you might already have seen this but I wanted to share it nonetheless since I am very, and I mean VERY, excited about it: the blurb for Star Wars: Catalyst by James Luceno has been released! As we gear up … Continue reading Corridor Chat: ‘Catalyst’ by James Luceno
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
Last night (UK time) I had a most delightful re-watch of the ‘Umbara Arc’ of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series during the live-tweet fest #UmbaraLive called by the Fan Girls Going Rogue (@FGGoingRogue). Re-watching the arc like this made me spot many things that I originally missed. It felt fresh again. But it also made me think about ‘what Star Wars is’ at the moment … on the cusp of the first ‘Star Wars Story’ film being released. Continue reading “#UmbaraLive and Reflections on ‘Clone Wars’”