What an absolutely breathtaking Episode! ‘A World Between Worlds’ has been a spectacular gift from the storytellers of Star Wars Rebels! Yes, it wasn’t a typo, I said a ‘gift’, because despite a lot of backlash from the internet on … Continue reading Rebels Review: A World Between Worlds
It’s time for another Scene It? post and for this one I have chosen one of my favourite moments from The Phantom Menace: the Queen-reveal. It’s probably not technically a single scene but it is definitely a single story-beat. It is great in a … Continue reading Scene It? – ‘I am Queen Amidala’
Today we have another guest entry for this series, Anthology Films We’d Like to See in which we explore the wide variety of stories that could be told through the Anthology/Star Wars Story films. Today’s entry comes from Steven Irizarry and … Continue reading Anthology Films We’d Like To See #3: Steven’s ‘The Noble Warrior’
In the first instalment of this series Rogue 47 discussed the magic that a Boba Fett-Han Solo-JarJar Binks buddy-cop film would be. Today we’ve got another instalment of Star Wars Anthology Films We’d Like to See for you but with a … Continue reading Star Wars Anthology Films We’d Like to See #2: Thomas’ ‘The New Mandalore’
Mystery Box is a newish series of posts we decided to start a while ago. We got the name from a TED talk by J.J. Abrams about the mystery and fascination of the unknown in his films. The Star Wars films … Continue reading Mystery Box #2: Padmé’s Funeral Song
Sir Christopher Lee was born on May 2th, 1922 and is best known for his roles as Dracula, Francisco Scaramanga and Saruman. Today is Sir Christopher Lee’s birthday and in honour of this amazing man, we have a post about Count … Continue reading Christopher Lee’s Dooku: The Importance of the Count
When George Lucas made the choice to start the Prequel Trilogy with Anakin Skywalker as a kid and to include Jar Jar Binks as a character he must have had an inkling of what was coming. But he must have made this choice deliberately because of its story-telling value. In this post I want to have a look at how intimately the stories of these two great characters are entangled and how they mirror each other. Unwittingly, in their joint rejection of these two, the prequel-bashing community not only misses out on a vital element of the story Lucas tried to convey. But above all they confirm the message that is in Jar Jar and Anakin’s story for those who did make the effort to recognize it.