**Important Note: I wrote this in December 2019, weeks before Star Wars Episode 9 premiered. Episode 8 was trending at the time and everyone wanted to share their opinions. A majority did so in an aggressive manner. It drove passionate feelings out of me, and I wanted to say something, so I wrote this and posted it on Facebook. But I felt strongly that I should share it elsewhere, whether people like it or not. Please enjoy!
Recently StarWars.com released an excerpt from the upcoming novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Expanded Edition by Rae Carson, which will be expanding on the film in various ways going as far to include deleted scenes which we will no doubt see when the film releases on digital, blu-ray, and invevitbaly streaming on Disney+. This is very similar to what was done with Star Wars: The Last Jedi's novelization as it included some of the deleted scenes from the film, therefore canonizing those scenes. The author Rae Carson of the novelization even noted on Twitter that the novel she is writing is longer than the theatrically released film by a half hour.
I don’t watch the Oscars. I think they are mostly a waste of time and really are nothing more than an experiment in mass onanism. It’s really just an excuse for a group of people to come together to cheer each other on because millions of dollars and houses in the South of France isn’t enough to fill that hole inside them.
Disney doesn’t want to make Star Wars movies anymore
It was no secret that The Rise of Skywalker was a critical and audience disappointment.
I realize that it’s beating a dead tauntaun at this point to assert that things have not been going well since the transition.
Okay... we've been along for the ride since the beginning. We were Luke Skywalker and Han Solo's geek group. But what the heck!? Somehow we've taken a left turn into an alternate reality. Let's look at a few things from the new movie that make NO SENSE! (In my humble opinion).
Ask anyone who knows me: I have been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember. As a child, I didn't really consider much beyond the fun factor. As I got older, though, and as I progressed in my own journey, I kept coming back to the series for inspiration and sagely wisdom. Now that we've concluded the Skywalker Saga, I've compiled five of my favorite lessons; pearls of wisdom we can apply not just to fandom, but to life as well.
He’s a smuggler, a scoundrel, and a pilot who doesn’t take orders well. He’s also brash, cocky, and a bit rough round the edges. Yet to those who know and love him best, Han Solo is also “the good guy” who would not necessarily be “in it for the money,” such as the many times the former scrumrat from Corellia has proven himself to be a great ally to rebels fighting for a better world in a galaxy far, far away.