I’m going to have to state this again at the end of the blog, so here goes: none of what follows indicates whether the movie will be good or bad, but causes this long-time fan some agita about the story.Read more "The Things About That Episode VII Poster That Concern Me"
Recently, regular blog commenter and occasional influencer Tom (who really deserves a proxy vote at any meeting of the Convocation) asked the question, “Why does Luke need to be frozen in Carbonite?” The stock answer is, so the lil’ scamp won’t cause problems on his way to the Emperor. You have to imagine that a […]Read more "Luke and Carbonite"
Today has apparently been declared “Geek Day” (ugh) and The Twitter Machine has also declared it “Star Wars Day” (um) because it’s the anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars, before it was rechristened Episode IV in 1979. Thanks to Twitter, I got reminded of that; you may not believe this, but I […]Read more "NOOOOOOOOOOO! (A Blog About A Funny Thing About Star Wars)"
To wrap up the reviews, we turn to the third film released in the series, sixth in the chronology and a guaranteed fanbase-splitter. Return of the Jedi is essentially the second half of The Empire Strikes Back, which unfortunately gives it the great burden of resolving every plotline opened in the previous. Will Han Solo […]Read more "My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi"
Sequels usually follow the law of dimishing returns. Look at The Matrix sequels, which went from pretentious fluff to execrable nuisance in record time. Starting from Star Trek II (because honestly, who really wants to start with The Motion Picture?), the next time we got a truly worthwhile Star Trek film was VI; I may […]Read more "My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"
This is the area of the reviews wherein I’m likely to start getting into some disagreements with those who may read it and fondly recall growing up with memories of the Original Trilogy the way I did. But the whole point of this is to be honest and stop looking at these films, no matter […]Read more "My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode IV: A New Hope"
Attack of the Clones came along at a very transitional time in my life. I’ve gone over the emotional connection I have with one traumatic scene before. I also had a great time seeing it at a midnight showing with my cousins Ron and Rob. As a result it’s often gotten treated with kid gloves […]Read more "My Honest Reviews of the Star Wars Films: Episode II: Attack of the Clones"