As most of you will know by now, the title for Ep VIII, the second instalment in the Sequel Trilogy, was announced two days ago and it is ‘The Last Jedi’! Lucasfilm released the following statement: We have the greatest … Continue reading ‘The Last Jedi’, “Skywalker Saga” and Sith Red
I remember seeing Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia on my TV screen for the first time. There she was, in her white dress, holding a gun and waiting, a symbol of light, of strength and of determination. Whether it was … Continue reading Thank you, Carrie!
I have argued in several places that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is very much a Prequel-Sequel. This is reflected in the style of establishing shots we’ve seen in the trailers as well as in the thematics of characterizing characters. But also the political controversy is part of Rogue One’s Prequel heritage.
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.
Probably the most iconic actor in the cast of Rogue One is Forest Whitaker playing Saw Gerrera. What do we know of Saw from the on-screen universe? And what might that tell us about what he has become? Continue reading “Saw Gerrera and Rogue One”
In this review I am going to discuss four characters and their development in the latest Series 3 episodes as well as how what we see might connect to their backstories. Check it out: Sabine Sabine is a very complex character. … Continue reading Rebels Review #3.3-4: A zoom in on the characters of Sabine, Thrawn, Hera and Kallus
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