Tag Archives: Star Wars

If It Weren’t Star Wars

Going into The Rise of Skywalker, I did my best to ignore the fact that it was a Star Wars movie. Episodes VII and VIII did so much damage to the franchise that there was no chance of episode IX being good as a Star Wars movie. I was hoping to be able to view […]

Advertisements

The Rise of Skywalker – Some Positives

I wanted to write some more about The Rise of Skywalker. But, I don’t feel like complaining right now. So, I thought I’d try coming up with some positive things about the movie. 1. Ian McDiarmid – McDiarmid plays Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi, the Prequel Trilogy, and The Rise of Skywalker. We’ll […]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Initial Thoughts

Well, I saw the new Star Wars. It was a bad movie. Like, a really bad movie. But I have some good news. My preparations worked. I went in expecting to see one of the worst movies ever made, and it met my expectations. That’s something the last two didn’t do. With Episodes VII & […]

Preparing for Episode IX

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker came out a couple of days ago. I have not seen it yet. I had debated not going to see it, but I am going to. I’m not exactly sure why I’m going to. I feel obligated. I really don’t want to hate it. So I’ve been […]

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 […]