“Solo” may not have given us much about Han Solo, but it definitely changed his story arc.Read more "The Han Solo We Never Knew We Always Knew"
One of the tenets of emotionally resonant characters is some form of struggle, particularly internal struggle. The most long lasting stories and characters have always focused on this, with the intention of helping us understand the human conditions. Star Wars, being the modern mythology that it is, holds true to this ideology. Internal conflict can […]Read more "When Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough"
“Darkness rises, and light to meet it.” From the moment Supreme Leader Snoke uttered these words, they’ve fit seamlessly into the pantheon of Star Wars quotable moments. Something about it just works. It fits naturally not only into the moment, but into the mythology. Light rising to meet the darkness has been an everlasting, though […]Read more "Darkness Rises and Light to Meet (Defeat?) It"
How does Yoda’s words to Luke in TLJ play into the larger Star Wars story?Read more "The Burden of All Masters"
Aside from the snarky memes and Internet puns, Leia’s space scene seems problematic. Is there a way to fix it?Read more "Saving Leia"
Starting The Last Jedi before the end of The Force Awakens creates for an interesting dynamic between the characters. In the original trilogy, as well as in the prequels, our heroes had time off screen to meld and come together. We saw different points of conflict, but those were mostly the high points. For instance, […]Read more "Two Sides of the Same Coin: A Look at the Juxtaposition of Characters in the The Last Jedi"
How Does The Last Jedi Challenge Our Preconceptions About Mentors and Heroes and the People Who Look Up To Them?Read more "The Burden of All Masters"