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"
Redemption and death has been a staple in Star Wars. But should it be?Read more "Redemption by Death…Ben There, Done That"
Rise of Skywalker changed the meaning of Return of the Jedi, and added depth to what balance really means.Read more "The Circle is Now Complete (and so is the prophecy!)"
The balance of the Force is a tricky idea, but it may have finally been resolved.Read more "A Final Word on Balance and the Skywalkers"
What is the trilogy of trilogies is saying. What’s the bigger picture?Read more "The Trilogy of Trilogies and What It All Means"
A definitive guide on must watch episodes in preparation of season seven!Read more "The Eleven Day Clone Wars Rewatch"
Ben Solo got what he deserved in Rise of Skywalker, but not how you may think…Read more "Ben Solo Lives! (Ben Solo Lives?)"
In order to find balance, one must confront the shadow that threatens to tear it all apart.Read more "Confronting the Shadow"
Episode IX is coming and, like every one of its predecessors, it promises to make a big impact, both at the box office and in fandom. With Rise of Skywalker being the end of the fabled Skywalker saga, Episode IX has a lot of work to do, one of the most important with regards to […]Read more "What To Do With the Force in Episode IX"
George Lucas is a master storyteller. Call it ring theory or poetry, the bottom line is that Lucas excelled. Particularly at foreshadowing what would come…Read more "Light, Dark, Shadow: A Look Into Foreshadowing in Star Wars"