Tag Archives: Star Wars

The Rise Of Skywalker Is Going To Be Really Bad

When The Force Awakens was released, it had a low bar to get over. It had to be as good as The Phantom Menace. That’s it. If it had been at least as good as The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens would have been perfectly satisfying. Instead, it was one of the worst movies imaginable. […]

Chewbacca

I heard the news earlier today that Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca, died. When I first saw Star Wars, forty-ish years ago, I left that theater thinking that Chewbacca was the single coolest thing ever. That first impression never really changed. It might have been George Lucas who created the character, but it […]

Some Ranting

I haven’t written anything in a little bit now. Part of that has been that I’ve been busy with work and general life stuff, but part has been that all of the topics that have been presenting themselves lately have been really annoying, or at least annoying to me. I just don’t want to annoy […]

Can I Not See Star Wars Episode IX?

Last year, as I was writing my December post a day, I wrote a lot about Star Wars. The Last Jedi came out and I watched all the other films leading up to the release. I was pretty ambivalent about The Last Jedi at the time, although the more I’ve thought about it, the worse […]

Some Way Too Early Thoughts About Star Wars – Resistance

Disney and Lucasfilm just announced a new animated series set to debut in the fall called Star Wars Resistance. It is set just a little before The Force Awakens and will follow a pilot named Kazuda Xiono working for the Resistance against the First Order. Apparently it will also feature characters from the movies like […]

The Last Jedi, Again

I just saw The Last Jedi for a second time.  I still don’t know what to make of it.  It’s fine, I guess, sort of.  It’s as least more OK than could be expected given that it’s the second chapter of a story started by Force Awakens.  Nothing’s really changed since I last wrote about […]

I Miss Star Wars

I just saw Star Wars – The Last Jedi.  I am at a loss what to write about it.  I have no strong opinions about it.  Sure, I can say things about it: it was way too long, one of the main plot threads turned out to be a snipe hunt, Luke’s “Just For Men” […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I know, I’m a movie behind.  The Last Jedi just came out, so why am I talking about The Force Awakens?  The answer is simple, I haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet, but I just finished watching The Force Awakens.  It was the last movie of my binge before seeing the new one.  I hadn’t […]

The Reviews Are In – And They’re Pointless

Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi has been screened for critics and the reviews are in.  But, the critics are so afraid of spoilers that they don’t really say anything.  It’s a bunch of critics saying, “I liked it,” and then filling the column out with another 500-1000 words of nothingness.  It’s frustrating.  Critics […]

The Prequels

You might have heard, there is a new Star Wars movie coming out next weekend.  That’s given me the perfect excuse to re-watch all of the other Star Wars movies.  Not that I need an excuse.  I can watch most of them any time.  But this time, I’m starting with Phantom Menace and plan on […]