When The Empire Strikes Back was released in 1980, it contained the biggest twist in all of film history: that Luke Skywalker's father was actually Darth Vader. So when it came time for the sequel three years later, Return of the Jedi faced an impossible task of matching it. And while no one would claim [...]
Tag: The Force Awakens
Daisy Ridley understands exactly what messages the Star Wars sequel trilogy was sending with Rey’s parents, and it’s refreshing to hear
The discourse over Rey's parents in the Star Wars sequel trilogy has been a near-constant talking point online in the Star Wars fandom since The Force Awakens released in 2015, and it only escalated with the answers revealed in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. There's no shortage of opinions out there on [...]
The discarded proposal about Coruscant for The Force Awakens is an example of film collaboration done right
A while ago, Pablo Hidalgo made some headlines for a (now deleted) tweet about one of the proposals for Coruscant in The Force Awakens - namely, that it would be destroyed. He said that basically some folks at Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams's production company) wanted Coruscant to be blown up by the First Order, but [...]
What can we learn about Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Temple from The Book of Boba Fett?
Five things I love about The Force Awakens
Rose Tico once said that we’re going to win not by fighting what we hate, but by saving what we love. That wisdom is pertinent for Star Wars fans; amidst seemingly incessant criticism, I want to spend time actually liking Star Wars. I love all Star Wars, so in this series, I’ll walk through each [...]
The top 15 moments from the Star Wars sequel trilogy!
Ranking the Star Wars opening crawls
Now that the Skywalker Saga is finished, it remains to be seen what will happen to the opening crawl we've grown accustomed to in Star Wars films. The standalone movies haven't had them, and I'm not sure what will happen with future movies. But either way, a staple of the Star Wars saga films has [...]
The Best of Star Wars in the Disney era: Handing out some awards!
Apparently J.J. Abrams considered bringing Palpatine back in The Force Awakens
At Star Wars Celebration last year, when it was first revealed that Sheev Palpatine would be returning in The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy said that the idea had been in the works for a long time. Apparently a recent interview that Roger Guyett, the film's visual effects supervisor, did with Cinefex revealed [...]