This week, we’re going to be going to a galaxy far, far away… That’s right folks, today we’re delving into my Star Wars obsession. Not just my Star Wars obsession though entirely, but the whole worlds Star Wars obsession. Bare with me, this is my first proper Fandom Friday and its a learning process for me. But without further ado, let’s all board the Millenium Falcon and travel to the galaxy far, far away!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… well, maybe not that far or long ago
Star Wars celebrated its 40th birthday this past May with an extra special Star Wars celebration during the month of August. I was among the tons of people who tuned into the live stream and bawled their eyes when they saw the Episode 8 trailer. So, what makes Star Wars so likable?
Well, in my non-professional nerdy opinion, it’s the genre it classifies as. Science Fiction has always been the genre to take viewers out of this world and to a place where you could just escape. I mean, my dad is obsessed with Star Wars and as soon as I delved into the nerdy world I gave them all a rewatch and I swear now that’s all we talk about. It has helped me make friends online and in person and inspired me to keep on with filmmaking.
The thing is that in my opinion there isn’t a character in the Star Wars franchise that isn’t well developed and written. Especially (now) females. Rey is such a strong female character who is really well written. She’s isn’t all strong, she has her weaknesses like other people do but that is totally honestly normal. Every character has to have a weak spot, and Rey’s is that she wanted to wait for her parents but she knew it was right for her to help out the Resistance.
The person who could use a little more development to me though, even though he is developed, is
my baby Kylo Ren. Yes, yes I know I just said that there isn’t a character in the franchise that isn’t well written and now I’m back here telling you Kylo Ren needs more work – but hear me out. A good portion of people just portray him as an angry, temperamental, Darth Vader wannabe manchild who breaks things when he gets mad. I mean, you went from 3 epic movies with Darth Vader who was absolutely ruthless to Kylo Ren who gets mad when he doesn’t get his way. As much as I love him, dude needs work and hopefully, he gets that in the next movie.
- Film: Episode 4, followed by 7, then 3. Weird combination, I know. If you’re interested, I went and crawled into the depths of the blog to find my Force Awakens review. Give it a read and cringe with me as to how terrible the review and writing are.
- Character: Kylo Ren & Leia. Another odd combo, but I have a thing for hot antagonists. Leia because, well….duh.
- Space-craft: Millenium Falcon, cause duh.
- Driod: BB-8, all the way.
I want to know this:
What is your favorite thing about Star Wars? Which Episode is your favorite and who is your favorite character in the series?
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