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
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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Vanity Fair blessed us this week with their traditional behind-the-scenes peek at The Rise of Skywalker by Lev Grossman, alongside some stunning photos courtesy of Annie Leibovitz. It took me a while to finish this up thanks to work, but … Continue reading Skywalker Rises in Vanity Fair
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.
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.
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!
Star Wars celebration is coming to an end and what a celebration it’s been! There were so many amazing panels and highlights which we will cover in upcoming posts. We will be having a look at the Clone Wars panel and of course the upcoming series The Mandalorian!! However one of the main events undeniably was the reveal of a teaser trailer and we finally got a title for the movie. We already had an in depth look into the trailer in our previous article (click here to read that). Now though it is time for me to share my thoughts on the title and what I think or hope it means and what others might think it means.
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