Great art is rarely original. It builds off the strengths of its predecessors and pulls in the accepted norms of its form. Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, which George Lucas used to build his narrative for Star Wars, is a testament to this. Lucas pulled from the narrative history of mythology, filmmaking, and storytelling in the […]Read more "Shang-Chi: A Star Wars Story"
It’s like taking the legends they told of Luke Skywalker and giving it emotional steroids. Herein we see yet another connection between the martyr Bens. It is not their story that it’s about, but rather those for whom they give their lives.Read more "Ben, Ben, You’re a Martyr When…."
Rey shoulders more than just the Skywalker name. She embodies the characteristics that make Han, Luke, and Leia heroes.Read more "Rey Skywalker is the Big Three"
An Exploration of the True Meaning of Being a JediRead more "A Jedi Should Be Powerless"
The debate of “greatest” Jedi will never end, but we may have known the answer for years.Read more "Leia: The Greatest Jedi of All-Time (?)"
As we continue our quest of revisiting and reevaluating the feature films of the Star Wars universe in anticipation of Rise of Skywalker‘s release this December, here are my notes from re-watching A New Hope (“ANH”). For context, this view is from the blu-ray release and I was accompanied by my two boys who are, 7 and […]Read more "Revisiting Episode IV: The Oldest of Hopes"
From the beginning of The Phantom Menace, it’s been apparent that Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are two individuals who approached Jedidom from different points of view. The novelization of Episode I points out that Obi-Wan was focused on the cosmic Force, while his Master was far more concerned with the living (or life) Force. […]Read more "The Fate of the Jedi"
There is still a lot to learn about the New Republic, but will its legacy be failure?Read more "Reverence, Rebellion, Ruination"
The outcry has been heard for decades, and rightfully so. It is injustice. A travesty. Chewbacca should have gotten a medal! When Han and Luke walk down the procession in the throne room, they do so to a heroic fanfare and the adoration of the entire Rebel Alliance. A Rebel Alliance that still exists because […]Read more "Why Chewbacca Didn’t (But Did) Get A Medal"
Han Solo may have already shown us what Kylo Ren’s future will be.Read more "Too Much of His Father In Him"