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"
Star Wars always manages to enthral through a large range of compelling characters, and what more fitting example than Qui-Gon is there to be offered? Qui-Gon’s first and, for quite a time, only appearance is in Episode I, where he is also doomed to die at the hands of Maul by the end of the […]Read more "Was Qui-Gon an “Also Ran”?"
Who truly is The Chosen One? The answer might not be what you think….Read more "Is It The Chosen One?"
The twins suns of Tatooine are setting, a hopeful Luke looking out on the horizon. Dreaming. Wishing. Hoping. Little did his young heart and mind know that the suns he looked upon were very metaphorical. They were him and his long lost father. The poetry of Star Wars is oft referred to, but mostly with […]Read more "The Twin Suns (Sons?)"
Anakin Skywalker. Just saying the name probably made 10,000,000 or more things pop into your head. Hero. Villain. Teacher. Killer. Jedi. Sith. Great arc. Terrible storytelling. But what matters most about is character is probably the fact that he is a reflection of our greatest shortcomings. Let’s first look at the most important part of […]Read more "The Plank in Your Eye"
Opinions of the prequels aside, one thing it undeniably did is humanize Darth Vader. It made him more man to us than machine, and let us see into who he was as a person, not just a villain. It also makes where he is at in Rogue One all the more tragic. Everyone is, rightfully […]Read more "You Wear the Chains You Forge"
When The Force Awakens hit theaters, despite an overwhelmingly positive reception, it seemed to receive one very particular criticism. It was too much like the original Star Wars, enough so that some were accusing it of feeling like it was little more than a rehash. This is interesting because the driving force behind Star Wars […]Read more "Masculine, Feminine, and Myth"