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.
Star Wars: Resistance kicked off this weekend with a 33 minute starter episode. Was it what I expected? Let me be brief: it was way better than I expected!
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
I missed doing these Weekly Round-up posts, especially because it always gave me an excuse to spend even more time reading through Star Wars news. And with how stressful work has become, bringing this back gives me a reason to ignore … Continue reading Weekly Round-up
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
This may be old news for some of you and for others this may be entering spoiler territory BUT: a few days ago rumours abounded that the title for Star Wars episode 8 had accidentally been leaked by no other than … Continue reading CC Memo: Potential Title for Ep8 Leaks! (Take with a major grain of salt!)
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”
We had an absolutely brilliant time at Star Wars Celebration Europe although I don’t think I have ever queued that much in my entire life. But everyone in the queues was great, all the fans were brilliant, the cosplay beautiful and … Continue reading My Star Wars Moment #15: Thomas at SWCE