star wars

Star Wars is a science fiction franchise set in a universe far far away.

  • Matthew Donnellon
    Published about 13 hours ago
    On Star Wars

    On Star Wars

    There are moments in your life that stick with you. Things that once you see them you know intrinsically that it will always be a part of you.
  • Valerie Frankel
    Published 5 days ago
    Returning to 'Star Wars' Western Roots

    Returning to 'Star Wars' Western Roots

    With episode four, The Mandalorian moves on from worldbuilding for a contained adventure fully cognizant of Star Wars’ roots in the western. In “Sanctuary,” Mando takes Baby Yoda to the remote planet of Sorgan, so they can lay low. He’s intrigued, not by the farmers’ plea for protection, but by their available lodging in such a distant area where he can avoid the bounty hunters’ guild and the former Imperial soldiers, as they search for Baby Yoda.
  • Nancy D
    Published 11 days ago
    'The Mandalorian' Is the Highlight of Disney+

    'The Mandalorian' Is the Highlight of Disney+

    When I first heard that Disney bought Star Wars I had a nightmare that they made a Darth Vader musical. However, The Mandalorian has proved that Disney can keep the Star Wars shows still coming without adding too many cute animals.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 17 days ago
    'The Mandalorian'

    'The Mandalorian'

    Disney+ is probably the best thing since Netflix. I was most excited about the Disney+ shows that were coming out with the streaming service. The show that was on my top list was to watch The Mandalorian. My fiancé had been hyped up about this show due to his obsession with Star Wars and I confess I became a fan myself. There are many things that I like about it. Only two episodes have been out and we still don't know any of the characters' names, yet attachment to the show does not lessen. It adds a bit of suspense since we have no idea what name these characters want to go by. Since the day that Disney+ came with The Mandalorian every Star Wars fan has been posted pictures of "baby Yoda;" however, we know that it cannot be possibly the real Yoda since he had passed on in Episode VI — The Return of the Jedi. The show supposedly takes place before the seventh Star Wars and after the sixth, so the empire no longer exists and we see this evidence near the beginning of The Mandalorian where the bounty hunter is offered a very generous reward for his work. He is surrounded by the stormtroopers, but their armor is rusty and lacking the white color in some spots. The bounty hunter sets off on a journey to find this thing that he is supposed to kill, but it takes an unlikely turn as the 50-year-old creature is a small baby and the hire wants him or her or it back alive. The force flows deep within the creature and we know that the bounty hunter is also young because when he witnesses the use of the "force" for the first time, he does not recognize it as the "force." The voice of the bounty hunter is also young, yet he is well-skilled since he is one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. While watching The Mandalorian, it felt like watching every other Star Wars movie because of the familiar aliens and the atmosphere that is created by none other than Jon Favreau and his vision is what Star Wars is. Now, I have read other reviews and the mixed feelings do exist, but honestly, I love the series and I wish that Disney was releasing more than they had. There are some moments that made me laugh at loud such as when the bounty hunter comes back to his ship and the small devils known as "jawas" were stripping his ship apart. They did a fast job at it too, because when the bounty hunter got back, his whole ship was basically in ruins and unable to fly or work. The situation gets comedic when the jawas start throwing whatever they can to get the bounty hunter off their ship and then the orb that holds baby "Yoda" is just floating directly behind him keeping up and just watching as this happens. That was too funny. Then, we have a bit of suspense where the bounty hunter runs into a creature and is nearly beaten. When baby "Yoda" steps in, our jaws drop as he beats the creature and retrieves the egg for the jawas to get his stolen ship parts back. This is a show where all ages can enjoy because of the humor and suspense that is put into the show. There have not been any scenes that were not all-ages appropriate. Yes, there is shooting and violence, but not the violence that will scar a child for the rest of their lives. Overall, I'm excited about the next few episodes.
  • Valerie Frankel
    Published 17 days ago
    Sorry, That’s Not Baby Yoda

    Sorry, That’s Not Baby Yoda

    One photo from the newly released The Mandalorian has been speeding around Facebook faster than… well… Yoda’s lightsabering in Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Remember that? Many called it the only good moment in two hours of entitled man-child Anakin’s drippy love dialogue and Padme’s spectacular outfits overshadowing her complete lack of character. As I said at the time, millions on special effects and not a penny on script. But I digress…)
  • Samuel Moore
    Published about a month ago
    'Star Wars' Is Dead

    'Star Wars' Is Dead

    So let me start by saying that I used to love Star Wars. Space wizards with laser swords!? I had no chance to resist. From the moment I watched ‘A new hope’ with my Granddad I was hocked. I’d wear my dressing gown and jump round my room holding a torch pretending I was fighting the evil empire.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published about a month ago
    'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Final Trailer Breakdown!

    'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Final Trailer Breakdown!

    The final trailer for the conclusion to the Skywalker saga has just been released. I've watched it twice and I almost cried both times. I love this trailer, and I think it is about time for us to sit down and analyze this trailer frame-by-frame.
  • Michael Chua
    Published about a month ago
    The Farewell Awakens

    The Farewell Awakens

    Disney, in nine years, had showcased many successful universes from the animated box office trailblazing pictures to the superheroes of our generation in cinema. And since 2012, after our superheroes began assembling, Disney gave new life to Lucasfilm and the phenomenal Star Wars franchise. From there, our traditional rebels made their heralded return to the delight of our growing generation of wookie and Jedi believers. These star legends bring back that nostalgia that holds a special place to our memories. With the continuation came three up and coming leading performers giving new life to the heroes of the Galaxy, but not quite the stereo Guardians vibe that already came someplace else a year before the Force Awakens. This had always been the casting practice to introduce the future generation of the world's finest actors in Star Wars. Their performances brings significance with an impression to the original heroes that came before all of us.
  • Joshua Sanchez
    Published 2 months ago
    The Rise of Skywalker or the Fall of Rey?

    The Rise of Skywalker or the Fall of Rey?

    So how about that teaser, huh? Quite a curveball to say the least with that last shot of Rey looking like the second coming of Darth Maul. I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised with the reveals of both teasers for Rise of Skywalker. First, we learn that Palpatine is back, and now we’re given the impression that Rey may do more than just flirt with the dark side in this one. My question is: What is the connection between both reveals?
  • alyssa aurilio
    Published 2 months ago
    Film Analysis of 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'

    Film Analysis of 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a movie that gives the viewer further insight into the characters of the Star Wars universe. Throughout the movie, many of the characters are developed in a way the viewer may not have expected, making the film memorable. Kershner creatively crafted the characters bringing the viewer to have a deeper understanding of their personas. Thus, his audience of the 1980s was captivated.
  • Marguerita Tan
    Published 3 months ago
    Obi-Wan Kenobi’s 15 Most Iconic Quotes from 'Star Wars'

    Obi-Wan Kenobi’s 15 Most Iconic Quotes from 'Star Wars'

    After years of speculation, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor finally confirmed that he will be reprising his Star Wars role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a new Disney Plus TV series that centers around the legendary Jedi.
  • Kenneth Belliveau
    Published 3 months ago
    Mainstream 'Star Wars' Films Need to End

    Mainstream 'Star Wars' Films Need to End

    The entire world is sitting waiting in anticipation for the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga. A staple of Pop Culture Star Wars was brought back in 2015 for the new generation to be apart of the magic.