As directed by relative newcomer Gareth Edwards, we are left with a question: Is Rogue One a political film or not? As it turns out, it is and it’s a welcome thematic element to add to the Star Wars universe, something which — much like the film itself — we didn’t know we needed until we got it.
Fast forward ten years and we arrive at the latest Star Wars movies, the first made entirely free of Lucas’ ideas and touch. So far, they appear to employ a style that feels like both a throwback to the original trilogy and a true leap forward. It’s perhaps no surprise then, Lucas is not their biggest fan.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the newest episode in the series, and the first without George Lucas’ touch, we see the end result of J.J. Abrams labour: no way can this thing be self-contained.
Many people of a certain age consider watching the original Star Wars trilogy to be a formative experience. But I don’t much remember the first time I saw any of the original Star Wars movies.
For the next three Fridays leading up to The Force Awakens’ release on December 18th, join Reynolds as he takes a journey through the fun and weird bits of Star Wars lore. It’s Force Friday!
For our first entry into Star Wars Friday, here are the 10 best random characters from the universe that Lucas built.
By: Daniel Reynolds To see all of the Same Page’s Summer Sight and Sound series–a look at the biggest films of each decade from 1975 on–check here. ————– After he was announced […]
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By: Daniel Reynolds If you’ll recall, back in March 2014 I wrote about my second year in the Movie League. Since I’ll assume you do not recall, here’s a refresher: […]