So I decided to finally give Star Wars: Rebels a chance. I had been putting this show off for a while now because there were a lot of things I didn't like about it initially, but all of that was before I started watching it. I didn't like the animation style compared to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and this show seemed extremely childish to me at first. I just started watching and have gotten through the first season so far and it actually surprised me. So far I genuinely like it. The characters are relatable, the relationships they build with one another are realistic/believable, and the stories are pretty good so far. It still has some setbacks and cheesy moments but overall I would encourage those of you that liked Clone Wars to give this show a chance. Nothing will ever top The Clone Wars because that show was perfect in almost every way, but this show isn't half bad. #starwars#rebels#starwarsrebels#empire#jedi#sith
Wow, I haven't posted on here September. Oh well, hopefully I'll start posting more. Anyways, I saw the Last Jedi finally and I thought I'd do a little NON-SPOILER review so if you haven't seen the movie, don't worry, I shall not spoil anything. Okay so remember this is all my opinion and purely that. Don't let what I think about the movie change it for you. So overall this movie was good, but I felt that as far as Star Wars movies go, I wasn't thrilled like I thought I would be. I would give it a 6/10. So I'll start on a good note. The best part about this movie was the man in the picture, Kylo Ren. I hated his character in The Force Awakens but they did a great job of developing him in this movie. Adam Driver also really really stepped up his acting game. Same thing with Poe. They gave him a lot more screen time and allowed him to do a lot more in this movie. Another thing was the certain scenes with characters from the original trilogy, they were very heartfelt and full of emotion. Other than the character development of Kylo Ren and Poe, and the nostalgia of Luke and Leia, there wasn't much for me in this movie. So for starters, my biggest issue was Snoke. I won't say too much so I don't spoil it but let's say I was very disappointed. The scenes with Rose and Finn on Canto Bight were just awful and completely unnecessary. I still don't like Finn and now Rose is a new character that I dislike. That whole adventure did not feel like Star Wars at all and really distracted from the feel of the film. Rey had almost 0 growth so her character is still enjoyable I guess but she just went nowhere with development other than her powers. Then there's Luke. I thought I was going to be blown away by Luke but that did not feel like Luke Skywalker at all. He was annoying, stubborn, and reminded me of teenage Anakin even though he's a master now. Wasn't very pleased where they took his character. And to finish up, there is a very weird scene in the beginning that involved Leia that made NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. I had to re process what I just witnessed when that happened so look out for that. So that's my OPINION. Go see it, and I hope you enjoy it!
Day 12: Favorite Friendship - I would have to say my favorite friendship is that of Rex, Fives, and Echo. One of the many many things the Clone Wars series did right was show how strong the bond of brotherhood is for the clones. Fives and Echo were in the same training squad on Kamino and dreamed of becoming ARC Troopers (which eventually of course they did) and when they succeeded in defeating the droids at the Rishi Moon outpost Rex was so impressed with their skill he added them to the 501st right there. After Echo "died" at the Citadel, Fives lost his best friend and Rex was the only one he had to turn to. Not only did Fives and Rex help takedown the traitorous Jedi Master Pong Krell, but when Fives found out about the Order 66 conspiracy, the only person he went to was Rex, and when he was killed for the information he had, Rex was the one to hold his body as he took his final breath. (Hands down the saddest scene in Clone Wars) #starwars#thephantommenace#attackoftheclones#revengeofthesith#anewhope#empirestrikesback#returnofthejedi#theforceawakens#theclonewars#rex#fives#echo#clones#brothers
Day 11: Favorite Padme costume - Although it's from one of the most cringe worthy scenes in all of Star Wars ("I don't like sand...") this has to be my favorite outfit donned by the Queen of Naboo turned Senator. I mean, I don't care as much about Padme's clothes as I may care about other things in Star Wars, but since I have to post about it for today, why not get a little into it. I grew up with the prequel trilogy so Padme was like one of my biggest crushes from day one. I always remember being totally captivated as a kid when I saw her in this dress and thought she looked the best in this scene than in any of her others. I have really come to appreciate Padme's wardrobe, especially after having the privilege to go to the "Power of Costume" Star Wars exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center, in the first picture. There they had just about every costume in Star Wars, and there was an entire 2 rooms devoted to just Padme Amidala. They went into great detail about how each outfit was made and how long it took and it gave me a whole new perspective and appreciation for her costumes. #starwars#padme#padmeamidala#costume#dress#thephantommenace#attackoftheclones#revengeofthesith#anewhope#empirestrikesback#returnofthejedi#forceawakens#rogueone
Day 9: Favorite a Sith - So I already posted that Darth Vader is my favorite character so logically that makes him my favorite Sith. It would be boring to double post so I'll go with my second favorite, Darth Maul. I have literally devoted so much of my knowledge to this guy that I probably know 10x more about him than I do any other character, including Vader. I have read so many books about his life, I've rewatched all his Clone Wars arcs a million times, and the only episodes of Rebels that I've seen are the ones with him in it. I love him as a Sith because to me, he is the Obi-Wan of the Sith. He is in my opinion the ideal embodiment of everything a Sith should be. He has never known any other life than that of the Sith lineage. He is full of pure hatred and anger for the Jedi, not to mention Kenobi. It was said that he survived being split in two by Kenobi because of how much hatred he had in him. He has trained mercilessly his whole life to withstand pain and not have to rely on the force. He has the coolest most under used ship in Star Wars, and he was played masterfully by my man @iamraypark Darth Maul is a HUGE attribute to the Star Wars saga and I couldn't imagine Star Wars without this guy. I'm not going to give you a bio about him because it would literally be as long as a book with how much I know about this dude. #starwars#darthmaul#maul#thephantommenance#theclonewars#rebels
Day 8: Favorite Jedi - The man himself, Obi-Wan Kenobi! I love Obi-Wan for so many reasons. He is arguably, the pinnacle of what a Jedi should be like. He has experienced love, anger, hatred, fear, temptation, etc. but has overcome all of it and acted how a Jedi should. He knows not to give into these things because it will only make him weaker and cloud his mind. He is in my opinion, one of the greatest Jedi to ever live. Little backstory- Obi-Wan Kenobi was a padawan learner apprenticed to Jedi Master Qui Gon Jinn. He and his master once served on Mandalore for a year to protect Duchess Satine, where he and Satine almost fell in love. But, giving himself to the Jedi completely, he never acted upon it and left when his mission was over. He also served with his master to infiltrate the Trade Federation and find out about the planned invasion of Naboo. On this journey they encountered his soon to be apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Later in the mission they encountered the Sith Lord Darth Maul who had slain Kenobi's master, forcing Obi-Wan to defeat him, making Kenobi the first Jedi to "kill" a Sith in I think 1,000 years. Kenobi honored his masters dying wish and took Anakin Skywalker as his apprentice, believing him to be the chosen one. Throughout the Clone Wars, Kenobi and Skywalker were instrumental in many key victories for the republic. After it was discovered that Darth Maul had survived Kenobi's saber, he lured Obi-Wan into a trap several times in an attempt to defeat him. One such example was when he lured Obi-Wan to Mandalore, making Obi-Wan believe he was coming to the rescue of his past love, Satine. Darth Maul captured Kenobi and exacted his revenge by killing Satine right infront of him. Kenobi later escaped and continued fighting in the Clone Wars. His great skill and wisdom led him to defeat many foes including Separatist leader General Grevious. At the end of the Clone Wars, Kenobi's apprentice, Anakin, was seduced by the dark side of the force and dubbed Darth Vader. Obi-Wan was sent to Mustafar by Jedi Grandmaster Yoda in order to defeat him. There, Kenobi gained the !HiGh GrOuNd! and defeated Vader. (More in comments)
Day 7: Overrated Character - BATMAN!! Ah I wish I could rant on here about how I think Bat Man is the most overrated character of all time, but since this is my Star Wars page I'll just stick with Boba Fett. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the guy, he's great and all, but if we are going strictly off of the movies, he is hands down the most overrated. There's a huge hype about Boba Fett and he's cool but it's only justified to a degree. He had what, like 5 lines total? And one of them was "agghhhhhaggaaghhhhhh" when he fell into the Sarlacc Pit and "died." In the EU he is much more deserving of his title "greatest bounty hunter in the Galaxy" but certainly not in the movies. His father Jango was much more capable when we saw him in Attack of the Clones. So yeah, still love Boba, just a tad bit overrated. #starwars#bobafett#jangofett#attackoftheclones#anewhope#theempirestrikesback#returnofthejedi#bountyhunter
Day 6: Underrated Character - I think one of the most underrated characters in all of Star Wars is Grand Moff Tarkin. Now for those that really REALLY like Star Wars and know a lot about the history of different characters and their roles in the Galaxy, I'm sure they understand why I picked him. To most of the general public, they saw this dude in the first movie, never bothered to know his name, and then maybe recognized him in Rogue One when they brought him back with CGI. But that's about all most people know about him. This man was absolutely ruthless. He was raised very strictly on his homeworld by his wealthy parents. He was sent to train in the forests hunting beasts and killing for sport for weeks and months on end during his youth. After he transformed his planet from being hardly known by any galactic citizen to becoming a key planet apart of the galactic republic, he joined the grand army of the republic as an officer. During the Clone Wars he served under the name Admiral Tarkin and was assigned to serve Jedi Master Piell. At one point in the war he and his Jedi Master along with several other officers and clones were captured by the Separatists and tortured/interrogated in the Citadel for information on coordinates of a space route vital to the transportation of Republic goods during the war. After Masters Kenobi and Skywalker came to the rescue, Tarkin and company fought their way out of the Citadel and were rescued. He developed an admiration of Anakin Skywalkers tactics, the man he would later serve alongside, Darth Vader. Tarkin found himself in good favor with the Chancellor and when he rose to power as the Emeror, Tarkin was made a Grand Moff in the Empire. Tarkin was known for his ruthlessness and lack of mercy when commanding his forces. He usurped Director Orson Krennic for control of the Death Star and fired the weapon at the Imperial base on Scarif, killing Krennic and thousands of imperial troops just to ensure the few rebels down there wouldn't escape. He then remained in control of the Death Star until 0 ABY during the battle of Yavin when the rebel Luke Skywalker destroyed the Death Star killing Tarkin and the millions on board.
Day 5: Favorite Scene - As much as I loved Vader's special moment in Rogue One and almost literally had a heart attack when it happened, there's no way for me personally, that I couldn't have still picked this scene as my favorite. I grew up with Revenge of the Sith so I have probably seen this movie and scene more times than I could ever count. But the one thing about this scene is that no matter how many times I have seen it, I STILL get goosebumps EVERY time. This was the climactic scene of pretty much the entire prequel saga. Everything led up to Anakin becoming Vader and in my humble opinion it played out perfectly. There is so much emotion between the actors during this scene and it is here that I realize every time, Hayden Christensen is not a bad actor AT ALL. I think he was a great Anakin and no matter how much some fans may wanna shoot me for saying so, in this scene you can really see his acting chops come alive. He feels so natural and genuinely angry and it's clear that he has all the talent in the world, he was just given bad dialogue. So here it is, my favorite Star Wars scene. #starwars#anakin#anakinskywalker#obiwankenobi#revengeofthesith#mustafar
Day 4: Favorite Luke Quote - I have two of course, both from Return of the Jedi, after Luke becomes a Jedi Knight. The first one is up there because if I had to pick just one it would probably be this one. Luke realizes that there is still good in Vader, and Luke becomes triumphant in resisting the temptation to join the Emperor. With this act he makes it well known that good has triumphed over evil and that the Emperor can never truly win. The second one is here because it speaks to the saga as a whole. George Lucas has stated that the Star Wars saga is a story that has always been and always will be about the Skywalker family. Luke reveals that Leia is his sister and that Vader is his father in this scene. If you "read in between the lines" on this quote he is inadvertently referencing how powerful and influential the Skywalker name has been in the events that has shaped the Galaxy. So boom, there ya go, my two favorite Luke quotes. #starwars#luke#skywalker#lukeskywalker#returnofthejedi#darthvader#leiaorgana#princessleia#theemperor#darthsidious
Day 3: Favorite Ship - This was fairly easy to decide. My all time favorite ship in Star Wars is Darth Maul's personal ship, the Scimitar. Also known as the Sith Infiltrator, this extremely advanced vehicle featured a wide array of weapons and capabilities including: 6 laser cannons, a proton torpedo launcher, a minelayer, and its most impressive capability was its cloaking device, which could allow the ship to disappear from view, and from any other ships sensors. It also was available to carry the pilot, six additional passengers, three DRK-1 Dark Eye Probe Droids, and the Bloodfin, Darth Maul's Sith speeder. It was also capable of tracking a ships signature through hyperspace which was considered impossible for any other ship. After Maul's defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Naboo, the ship came back into ownership of Maul's master, Darth Sidious. #starwars#darthmaul#maul#darthsidious#scimitar#sithinfiltrator