It is one of the few gut-wrenching scenes of The Force Awakens and it resonates across the six previous films … the fateful meeting of a Parent, a Child and Death.
The beginning of this month saw not only the slow ramping up of publicity for Rogue One, but also the release of Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, a prequel-novel, by James Luceno. This post will be hald review, half discussion and although … Continue reading Catalyst, Oppenheimer and the Necessity for Choice
When we compare two trailers, one of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and another of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story we can find some striking similarities and differences that tell us something about the new era of Star Wars.
Of course lines of dialogue that are used in a trailer aren’t chosen by accident. But it is fun to explore which character arc they reveal. Let’s look at the most recent Rogue One trailer. Continue reading “Poetry of Star Wars Trailers: Rogue One trailer #2”
We live in troubled times where facts are increasingly irrelevant in societal and political discourse while the stories we tell about ourselves become ever more powerful. In a world polarised between authoritarianism and the defence of diversity, democracy and reason … where do our cinematic fantasies stand? I present my view, you judge for yourselves. Continue reading “Super-Hero Fascism and the Rebel’s taste for Hope and Freedom”
So another Rogue One trailer just dropped…STOP EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING AND WATCH IT RIGHT AWAY HERE! As soon as this trailer dropped I think we all kind of lost our minds a little bit and weren’t quite sure what … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer
So the Official Rogue One trailer just dropped and I think it is fair to say the internet is losing its shit. It’s clear that the producers and editors are doing another fantastic job at teasing the hell out of … Continue reading Rogue One, an Awakening
Today the UK will vote about its membership of the European Union. What does that have to do with Star Wars you might ask? Well, many of you might come and visit London in July for Celebration Europe and the referendum outcome is one thing that may influence the UK you are going to find then.
A few weeks ago the teaser-trailer of Star Wars: Rogue One was released and immediately found an overwhelmingly positive response. In this post I don’t intend to argue that there is vast body of Star Wars fans who have a … Continue reading Misogyny amongst Star Wars Fans: The response to Rogue One
One of the most noteworthy scenes in Episode VII The Force Awakens was Rey’s Force-vision. It is a scene in which we are projected both into the past as well as into the future. Some events Rey witnesses pertain to … Continue reading Scene-It? Rey’s Vision.