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Let me start by explaining where I’m coming from with respect to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. First, it’s a sequel to a movie that I had a mixed reaction to. I found The Force Awakens enjoyable and some of…
So hey, how about that Last Jedi trailer? Here it is, if you haven’t seen it: We all know the drill pretty well by now, don’t we? The trailer drops. Everyone pores over it and does their own bit of…
I've rewatched the four major sequels that were released in 2015 and 2016 to see if I was right about the nature of releasing a sequel to a property that's been dormant for almost a decade.
A whole year ago, the world was treated to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first live-action Star Wars movie in over a decade. I sat down to write my review of that film way back then and... nothing. Blank. Couldn’t write it.
Well, we made it, people. We have reached the third age of Star Wars in cinema. The sci-fi cinematic juggernaut is back, and we'll be getting more Star Wars than ever before. ...And I don’t care.
Happy birthday, Carrie Fisher! Also in this episode: The Force Awakens, the reality of time passing and mortality, and approaches to progress.
I’m not one to judge people for falling under the sway of merchandising-based nostalgia (I had He-Man and the Masters of the Universe bed sheets as a kid, so I get it). However, I can’t help but feel that this renewed obsession with trying to make Star Wars the epicenter of popular culture again is in some way unhealthy.
“For all of the criticisms of what the prequel trilogy did to the backstory of the original trilogy, it didn’t wipe away the accomplishments of the original trilogy in the way that The Force Awakens does.”