“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to,” says Kylo Ren. This has become the thesis of The Last Jedi to a large swath of fandom, and that is a problem considering that Luke disproves it at the end of the film; that’s not even considering that killing his own father did not […]Read more "Past, Pain, and The Rise of Skywalker"
Masks are a classic storytelling device, and Star Wars sequel trilogy has mastered using them in a classic way.Read more "The Masks That Define Us"
There is still a lot to learn about the New Republic, but will its legacy be failure?Read more "Reverence, Rebellion, Ruination"
DJ is, well, complicated. But understanding his story can help in understanding Finn, Rose, and the entire sequel trilogy.Read more "DJ: An Understanding"
Rey may not be Han’s daughter, but there is definitely a deep, defining connection between the two characters.Read more "Does Han See Himself In Rey?"
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"
An often overlooked theme in Star Wars, sacrifice plays an important role in The Last Jedi.Read more "Sacrifice As A Spark"