Chief Hopper from Stranger Things has gotten plenty of comparisons (here, here, and here) to one of the biggest heroes in film history: Indiana Jones. However, Jim Hopper’s relatability and his moral dilemmas actually make him a better hero, if we can just agree that what makes a good hero is someone who helps the audience understand … Continue reading Chief Jim Hopper Is a Better Hero Than Indiana Jones.
From Han Solo’s ranking among the top heroes in film to the trap trio Migos’ huge success in the last year , there seems to be a consistent place for the rogue in art: Han glorifies himself with the title of smuggler, and many popular rappers claim the label of a thug. But the reason these … Continue reading Han Solo, Migos, and 21 Savage—No One Loves Scoundrels.
One of the most iconic moments from Star Wars is where Luke watches the binary sunset on Tatooine. It’s director J. J. Abram’s favorite scene out of all the Star Wars films, and the theme that this scene uses has been incorporated in the rest of the movies ever since, even in the trailers for … Continue reading Why Do We Care About the Star Wars Sunset?
With Rogue One being a huge hit and the production of a Han Solo film fully under way, more and more rumors are hinting that the next spinoff film to be confirmed in the Star Wars franchise will focus on Boba Fett. However, while I love this character, the thought of an entire, canon film about him is horrifying for … Continue reading The Boba Fett Movie Terrifies Me
Many Star Wars fans have wondered if the novel prefacing Rogue One, called Catalyst, enhances the film it was released with. While Rogue One certainly stands well on its own, the book is a capturing read with several intriguing characters, and it also adds several dimensions to Rogue One that will make viewers appreciate the … Continue reading Catalyst Adds Plenty To Rogue One
With Carrie Fisher’s recent passing, it’s important to understand what one of her most notable roles had become, both with Fisher’s own contributions and with other artist’s interpretations. The canon Star Wars novel, Bloodline, follows Princess Leia well after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and details this character's efforts in stabilizing a … Continue reading What Bloodline Taught Us About Princess Leia
SPOILERS ahead for Rogue One: Star Wars films are no strangers to harrowing stories or moments. In some sequences, like the Battle of Hoth or the Battle of Endor, the camera offers several shots of dying soldiers. In other moments, like Anakin’s destruction of the Jedi Temple, the films more clearly hone in on known … Continue reading Rogue One: Adding Depth to the Dark Side
C-3PO, the golden protocol droid in Star Wars, has received plenty of criticism throughout the decades, whether it be through online discussions, most-hated characters lists, or articles describing him as excrement. However, C-3PO’s critics may have missed some crucial details about the character that make him, frankly, awesome. Specifically, there are 3 aspects of the … Continue reading C-3PO Is Actually a Fantastic Character
The newest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, will be coming out on December 16th, and its timing is impeccable. It looks as though the film will focus on several themes that people around the world have contemplated during and after the Brexit vote and the American Presidential election. Specifically, there are 3 concepts that many … Continue reading Rogue One’s Post-Election Release Is Perfect
The American Presidential election of 2016 has displayed a tumultuous variety of words and speeches, and the resulting analyses about this election have followed suit. While many discussions have targeted the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and brought up many valid concerns, allegations, and conflicts of interest against her, there is one comparison that seems to be … Continue reading Analyzing Semblance of Donald Trump in Jabba the Hutt