Failure is The Last Jedi‘s Greatest Strength

It’s safe to say that The Last Jedi,┬ádirected by Rian Johnson, divided the internet a little. It simultaneously is and isn’t a Star Wars movie, in many ways subverting what we think we know about how Star Wars should play out. But one of the movie’s biggest strengths on my second viewing was the theme of failure in that galaxy far far away.…
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Knights of the Old Republic II And Some Of Star Wars‘ Best Storytelling

For most of my teenager years (okay, all of my teenage years, leave me alone), Star Wars was basically my favourite thing. I couldn’t get enough of it, from books to comics to games. I was pretty obsessed with this world and all the expanded stuff was just more for me to enjoy (we can discuss quality another time).…
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New Trailer Reminds Me What I Love About Star Wars Rebels

The first full trailer for Star Wars Rebels‘ Season Three has finally appeared and it instantly reminded me of all the things that made me fall in love with the show. Following up on a jaw-dropping, spectacular second season finale that was almost movie-like in its quality, the standard is high for Rebels.…
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Visual Storytelling: Introducing Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

One of the most important moments to any character is their first one. A stellar introduction can immediately cement a character as someone we should be interested in and convince us to be invested in their story, which is especially important in the case of the main character. Of all the things I enjoyed about The Force Awakens (2015), the introduction of Rey (Daisy Ridley) is one of my favourites.…
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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) – Review

To put it simply, Star Wars was the first reason I became interested in making films and telling stories. I spent hours watching every behind-the-scenes DVD and I devoured the Expanded Universe (I accept the new canon and all, but it still hurts!) I always had a Star Wars book in my bag, even if I’d read it multiple times before.…
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