“The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.”
Rogue One is the latest film in the Star Wars franchise that bridges the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. That doesn’t mean it follows directly after Episode III though. Instead, this film serves as a direct precursor to the original trilogy that launched Star Wars into fandom. Just a little back story for you there to familiarize yourself with the setting of the film. Continue reading “A Film of Hope for the Disillusioned | Review of ‘Rogue One’”
It’s been thirty years since the fall of the Empire. Now the Galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. But Skywalker is missing and the allies of the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, are beginning to flounder. And when a defector Stormtrooper named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey and her droid that contains a map to find Skywalker. A new hope lies with them, their ability to survive and fight against all the odds and the location of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.
Probably not a very clever title but one that suits this review, this is, after all, the first Star Wars film since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that came out way back in 2005. Wow, I suddenly feel old.
By: Katey Rich We were skeptical when the news first broke yesterday, but now it’s all official. J.J. Abrams will indeed be directing the next chapter of the Star Wars adventure, with Disney announcing the news via press release this evening. Sadly there’s not any more information in there to go on– Abrams, famous for his secrecy, is sure to guarantee that the details of where the Star Warsuniverse … Continue reading J.J. Abrams Confirmed As Star Wars Director
By: Sean O’Connell Quick! Name three female characters from the original Star Wars! Well, there was Princess Leia. And Luke’s aunt Beru (Shelagh Fraser). And … um. Well … there was, uh, Ashoka? No, that was Clone Wars. Were any of the Jawas female? Clearly George Lucas wasn’t going out of his way to be politically correct back in 1977 when he took audiences to … Continue reading Revealed: Star Wars Originally Had Female X-Wing Pilots
By: Kristy Puchko Buckle up, gang, because with Disney buying Lucasfilm and assuring three new Star Wars movies, we will be facing an onslaught of rumors of who might dare take the helm for years to come. Movie fans have already thrown out their picks, which include such major names as Christopher Nolan, David Fincher and Joss Whedon, but now a curious rumor suggests that … Continue reading Could Star Wars Episode VII Be Directed By An Indie Newcomer?