So Disney Plus has been out in the UK since March and with it being lockdown and all at the moment I thought now would be the perfect opportunity for me to finally watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars for the first time. I have heard that it was the best piece for Star Wars media out there but I had always avoided it because it seemed childish and cartoony and plus I was never a big Star Wars fan anyway. I had watched all the movies but the newest trilogy wasn't exactly putting me in the mood for Star Wars content. However, when Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order had come out around the same time as the Mandolorian I was suddenly craving more Star Wars lore.
I have had Star Wars on the brain recently with Star Wars Day happening just a few weeks ago, and recently, it was the 40th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back, my all-time favorite Star Wars movie and one of my favorite films of all time.
The final instalment of the Skywalker saga, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ was released for home viewing on #MaytheFourth and with it comes a whole new set of questions and critiques of the film. The film is far from perfect and has numerous editing and story issues, but it brings the new trilogy to a satisfying and hopeful conclusion. Whatever your own feelings about the film, we all walked away with several questions about some of the plot threads and character arcs.
When Star Wars first screened back in 1977, it took the world by storm becoming quickly a global phenomenon changing the way we watched movies spearheading, along with other great movies at the time, the blockbuster season as we know it today.
When Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out, everyone can agree that no one can agree on the quality of that movie. It was a polarizing film, with some loving it and some saying it was the worst in the franchise.
I did not want to write this article. I was one the staunchest voices against the Last Jedi(TLJ). I wrote articles on it, I was against it on social media and I generally hated it altogether. But seeing the phenomenal bomb that was the Rise of Skywalker(ROS) I found my faith rekindled in Rian Johnson and for once I saw the light. This will not be a bashing rather a comparison between the two films and why TLJ is better.
Happy Revenge of the Fifth or Revenge of the Sixth, depending on your take and when this gets published. Star Wars Day is a time for fans to celebrate one of the most beloved franchises from a galaxy far far away. There was plenty for fans to get excited over on Monday.