The Twin Suns (Sons?)

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 […]

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The Plank in Your Eye

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 […]

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Masculine, Feminine, and Myth

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 […]

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