Kylo Ren promised to finish what Anakin started, but it was actually Ben Solo who did what his grandfather could not.Read more "I Will Finish What You Started"
Rey shoulders more than just the Skywalker name. She embodies the characteristics that make Han, Luke, and Leia heroes.Read more "Rey Skywalker is the Big Three"
An Exploration of the True Meaning of Being a JediRead more "A Jedi Should Be Powerless"
A good friend is always quick to remind me that there is a part of the Constitution that could be a smudge or a comma. Unfortunately, the meaning of this section does change depending on which one it is. It’s the perfect example of how just because things have been held as true for so […]Read more "The Dyad and the Prophecies"
One of the reasons the Marvel Cinematic Universe works like the well oiled machine that it is can be attributed to the clear lines it creates between the good guys and the bad. Even in a film like Civil War, where we see heroes going up against each other, both sides clearly have merited stances […]Read more "How Strict Should the “New” Jedi Order Be?"
As we continue our quest of revisiting and reevaluating the feature films of the Star Wars universe in anticipation of Rise of Skywalker‘s release this December, here are my notes from re-watching A New Hope (“ANH”). For context, this view is from the blu-ray release and I was accompanied by my two boys who are, 7 and […]Read more "Revisiting Episode IV: The Oldest of Hopes"
From the beginning of The Phantom Menace, it’s been apparent that Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are two individuals who approached Jedidom from different points of view. The novelization of Episode I points out that Obi-Wan was focused on the cosmic Force, while his Master was far more concerned with the living (or life) Force. […]Read more "The Fate of the Jedi"
Master and Apprentice gave us a new look at Count Dooku, but what does it mean for the larger saga?Read more "Dooku: The Jedi We Never Knew"
Besides simply being a lot of fun to watch, Kylo Ren, or Ben Solo if you choose, is one of the most complex villains ever written. As of the ending of The Last Jedi, he is most certainly a villain, albeit not one who is as fully entrenched in the dark side as he may […]Read more "Kylo Ben and the Three Strikes of Redemption"
Is exile a vital part of the Jedi journey?Read more "Into Exile, I Must Go"