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The Star Wars franchise and its love of the ticking clock

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If it’s on the poster, it’s not a spoiler.

If you’ve not familiar with the term, a ticking clock movie is when the heroes need to do X before the bad guys do Y because if they don’t, the good guys lose, and what fun is that?  A good example of a ticking clock movie would be Speed, Back to the Future, Star Wars… Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and now Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  I can see how this is both a good and bad thing.  Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars Rebels trailer for season 2 looks better than The Force Awakens

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REBELS: “We’re boned.”

Darth Vader helps… a lot.  Read the rest of this entry

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser #2 Thoughts

Well, here’s the second trailer for Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  As per tradition, there’s no information on the plot, but this time around, it’s even more sparse than usual.  (See the first trailer here.)  Based on this new information, I’ve got some thoughts and predictions.  Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens parody trailers are already annoying

“Ha, cause, ha, it’s like the Special Edition!”
“Yeah, that was almost twenty years ago.  Let it go.”

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