Rogue One – The Spoiler-Free Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is probably the most anticipated movie release of 2016, a year which saw the release of Marvel’s Civil War and Doctor Strange movies, both of DC’s attempts to build their new DC Universe, and the highly-anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo. But of course it’s highly-anticipated, it’s Star Wars, right? Except that this movie holds the future of Star Wars beyond episode 9 on it’s shoulders, being the first of many expected standalone films. No matter how good the movie was, it was going to be successful. It was going to open about as well … Read more…

Rogue One Trailer: What Does It All Mean?!

Rogue One is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, especially since J.J. nailed the execution of Episode 7. Personally, I’m more excited about this movie than I was about The Force Awakens. Yeah, Ep 7 was going to continue the Skywalker story and introduce a new era of Star Wars, but it was going to be a typical fun space opera romp. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the movie was, but I still hold a lot of respect for what Gareth Edwards is doing with Rogue One. For those who don’t know, this movie … Read more…

The Politics of The Force Awakens

If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you probably left the theatre with a bunch of questions. Oddly enough, some of those questions probably involved the politics involved in the galaxy, given that it takes place 30 years after the last movie. There’s a lot of political changes and situations that the movie simply breezes over, as if we didn’t care about them. And maybe it’s for the better, considering how audiences despised the political stuff built into the prequels. But if you have a hankering for learning a bit more about the missing politics, keep reading. If you … Read more…

The Many Sides of Kylo Ren

Since Star Wars: The Force Awakened opened, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the criticism from the fan base. And I found it odd that Kylo Ren was actually the character that the most criticism surrounded. Not to say everyone hated him, but in every scene that he played a part, there was something that irked them about the character. While I agreed with some fans in feeling a bit conflicted about him on my first viewing after, four viewings, I’m actually finding myself appreciating this character more and more. While Rey is still my favorite character of the … Read more…

Star Wars TFA Spoiler Speculation – Rey

Now that millions have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the most hotly debated characters is that of the titular main character, known only as Rey. Due to the breakneck pace of the film and the film’s tendency to break action without a word of explanation, we actually don’t know much more about this character now than we did before the film’s release. But due to her own seeming awakening, and various important spoilery events within the film, this character is the center of the most speculation within fan communities. Due to the inherent spoilery nature of this … Read more…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Many have tried to explain the legacy behind Star Wars. Many have tried to understand how this has become such a multi-decade phenomenon despite it’s creator’s seeming ambivalence towards the series for nearly two decades. No matter your feeling about the prequels, it’s impossible to deny that the prequels failed to fan the same flames that the first trilogy ignited. Yet despite all of those set backs, the fandom continues and has re-emerged in a way that has so far been impossible to replicate in the dozens of Hollywood rebates that have emerged over the last 15 years. Only Disney, … Read more…

You Should be Excited for Rebels Season 2

Those of us Star Wars fans who know better have been eagerly awaiting Season Two of Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels for half a year now. Dave Filoni and crew released a teaser episode earlier this year, but Darth Vader only wetted our appetites for more. If you’re a Star Wars fan… Or even if not, you should be watching this show. In my humble opinion, this is the best Star Wars story telling on screen we’ve seen in decades, and yes, I am actually okay with the prequels and loved the Clone Wars cartoon. The characters are well fleshed … Read more…

Force Awakens Toys Leak Dialogue

Yesterday was Force Friday, the launch of the new The Force Awakens toy line. This continues a long history of Midnight Madness events preceding new Star Wars films. We can only imagine that with Disney’s plans to launch a new film every year, we’ll be getting Force Fridays every year from now until the end of time. But until then, we still have a new movie to look forward to. And if you’re like me, your gobbling up all the toys and all info about the toys trying to find out as much as you can about the movies to … Read more…

About That Instagram Teaser

Star Wars Episode 7 is coming in three and a half months. If you’re like me, the first half of that sentence already makes you smile like a gleeful idiot. But then that second part, it’s coming so son, and that just makes you heart jump a beat. New Star Wars is coming guys, and it’s being done by people who know how to make good movies. Not that I’m saying the prequels were awful, but let’s just say that Lucas was given a little too much breathing room with those movies. But man oh man is there a ton … Read more…

Pissing on Metal Bikinis

And so what’s the first thing I’m going to write about? Star Wars of course. Okay okay, I know you’re tired of hearing about how amazing Episode 7 is going to be when we haven’t see the actual movie. I know the subject of this article is old hat now, but I don’t care. I have something to say about it that nobody else seems to be saying. So let’s talk about something super dumb that happened in the world of Star Wars, because this kind of stupidity is frankly quite absurd. It begins as it always does. A single … Read more…