Why almost all Star Wars “critics” are wrong

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.

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Super-Hero Fascism and the Rebel’s taste for Hope and Freedom

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”

#UmbaraLive and Reflections on ‘Clone Wars’

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’”