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Star Wars: The Last Jedi could get bogged down by The Force Awakens unanswered questions

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The second movie in a Trilogy is almost always the best installment. This makes a lot of sense; the first movie has already introduced the heroes so you don’t have to deal with nearly as much setup exposition. This means the movie can go straight to exploring the plot and associated conflicts. (See The Dark Knight for perhaps the best example of this.) But Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t have this luxury because The Force Awakens asked a ton of questions it had no interest in answering.

AND DON’T TELL ME I NEED TO READ A BUNCH OF STAR WARS NOVELS OR VISUAL DICTIONARIES!  I’M NOT DOING THAT!

So, here are just a few questions The Force Awakens asked that The Last Jedi needs to answer: Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Quick Reviews)

Here’s the first episode of Quick Reviews – these ramblings on Star Wars: The Force Awakens went on longer than I wanted, but hey, it’s Star Wars.  I can talk about Star Wars all day long, never mind five minutes.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens movie review

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Obviously, Star Wars The Force Awakens could never truly meet expectations. The idea of restoring order to the franchise after the disappointing Prequel Trilogy is an exciting prospect and the trailers make big promises. But does the movie deliver?

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Thoughts on Star Wars before seeing The Force Awakens

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Star Wars is one of those things that have always been there for me. No matter how tough life gets, you can always take a break and visit the galaxy that only exists a long time ago and is far, far away.
Star Wars has gone from movie phenomenon to cultural institution and right now, it seems like it always will be. Maybe the sequel trilogy will alter its status one way or another, but in this moment, the anticipation is palpable.
And by all that, I mean this: the force will be with you – always.

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 (Baffling Movie Trailers)

Today, we get the good kind of baffling on Baffling Movie TrailersStar Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens! Read the rest of this entry

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