Redemption and death has been a staple in Star Wars. But should it be?Read more "Redemption by Death…Ben There, Done That"
Luke is not perfect. Shocking, though it may be, he is also human. And, on the heels of barely surviving his adventures in Return of the Jedi, he struggled to even maintain that humanity. Yet part of the essence of humanity is how we share that humanity with others, both in personal and broader relationships. […]Read more "Saving Luke: Part II"
Luke’s words to Leia are memorable, no doubt. But they may be even more important than we could have possibly imagine….Read more "No One’s Ever Really Gone"
Psychologist, author, and speaker Sherrie Campbell, in a 2017 article for Entrepreneur, laid out seven such characteristics. Being that Star Wars at its core is about the human experience, it would hold that we would see these traits in Star Wars characters. The question, then, is not if but when do we see such examples […]Read more "Leaders, Legends, and Legacy: What the Star Wars Characters Can Teach Us About Leadership and Its Impact"
In honor of Rogue One’s recent release on Netflix, the first of the Star Wars films available to the popular streaming medium, take a second look with us at this most recent cinematic entry into that galaxy far, far away. As the first of several planned anthology films (that is, those not dependent upon […]Read more "Rogue One: A Star Anti-Wars Story"
How do we define good and evil when they seem so similar in their behavior?Read more "Clothes Don’t Make the Man, Tactics Do: A Look at The Morality of Star Wars"
Rogue One is a great story. It i entertaining, for sure, but on a deeper level it teaches us much about faith and believing in something bigger than ourselves.Read more "Rogue One: A Force Faith Story"
Was Lyra Ersa a better example of what the Jedi should have been than the Jedi themselves?Read more "Lyra Erso: Proto-Jedi?"
This past weekend I rewatched the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. I had not watched it since I was probably six years old, and watching it got me so excited for the release of the live action film in March. What really blew my mind, however, is that Beauty and the Beast is a […]Read more "George Lucas is a Storytelling Beast!"
The finale of Rogue One:A Star Wars Story is one of the highlights of the film. At the conclusion of an epic battle, Princess Leia is handed the technical plans to the Death Star and her ship narrowly escapes the onslaught of an enraged Darth Vader. After murdering his way to the ship’s door, Vader […]Read more "To Catch a Princess"