June 11, 2018 · 4:47 pm
Right off the bat, I can say that Solo was much better than I expected, I just didn’t expect very much. While entertaining, watching the space heist has an extra jolt of thrilling, it’s basically a pointless endeavor that is ultimately the answer to questions that weren’t worth asking. What exactly is the Kessel run? Where does Han’s last name actually come from? How did Han come to own the Millennium Falcon? I wasn’t excited to see Solo, and through no fault of my own I saw it twice, but I’m glad it was interesting. I’m just beginning to understand what people are saying in regards to superhero fatigue. As much as I’m enjoying the recent run of Star Wars movies, maybe a little more space between space epics is warranted.
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December 17, 2017 · 5:26 pm
The latest installment of George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away series is an overlong but exciting film that relies less on the nostalgia of the franchise than The Force Awakens did, but is mired in a whole slew of new problems. The Last Jedi picks up right where the last part of the story left us – new heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) handing a lightsaber back to original trilogy hero Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Across the universe, the rebellion, led by the hardened General Leia (dearly departed Carrie Fisher) is on the run from a First Order attack. And the weakest aspect of the entire film is that very little happens beyond that. The last hour though is an amazing ride that is as thrilling as any sequence in the franchise.
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December 27, 2016 · 9:53 pm
I didn’t just adore Princess Leia. I wanted to be her. No, really. I was playing Star Wars with my older brother and his friend, Tim. They had chosen to be Han and Luke, respectively, and I chose the next available option – Leia. Continue reading →