I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time now, the idea of the “High Republic Era” was fascinating to me. No Sith or Empire thanks to this being set 200 years before Phantom Menace, and therefore 800 years into the “it’s been 1,000 years since a Jedi has seen a Sith” line in the aforementioned film. Due to the complete lack of the Dark Side of the Force clouding any judgment the Jedi here are on a whole other level, but the villains of the piece shine as well, being quite unlike anything seen the long-running series before. Want to know more? Read on!Continue reading
The Mandalorian’s second season had a LOT to live up to, thanks to its top class first season, and somehow it managed to meet it. The stakes were raised, characters from all over Star Wars appeared and most of all our lead duo both got some character development, never getting lost in the flood of new content. So let’s spend several paragraphs gushing over it, shall we?Continue reading
In another one of those “late because it didn’t come to the UK until later” reviews (though thankfully the last in terms of Disney +) it’s time to look at the first season of The Mandalorian. A live action Star Wars show where the lead character wears cool Mandalorian armour? I was sold immediately! Did the show live up to or even surpass the rather vein promise? Let’s find out!
The original run of Clone Wars cartoons ended long before this blog started, and while I hope one day to go back and look at them, I am happy to review the “Final Season” that just finished airing on Disney+. Comprised of three four-part stories that were planned but never created, it’s safe to say that this season is the final four episode arc, “The Siege of Mandalore”, and the rest are sort of there. Still, let’s take a closer look anyway!
So I’m a little late with this review, it’s been really hard to find the time, but with copious amounts of notes from the night I watched it combined with a couple of weeks to let everything settle means this will probably be a bit more calm and gathered than my immediately post-cinema review of Episode VIII from two years ago. Episode IX was, well, exactly what I feared: more JJ Abrams sticking far too rigidly to the original trilogy. It wasn’t without good moments, but it wasn’t a great follow up to the interesting ground work done beforehand… let’s take a closer look!
Hey, hey: listen to this, right – “Jedi: Fallen Order is the Dark Souls of Star Wars games”. Real original, right? Well, the thing is, it really is the Dark Souls of Star Wars games. Many of the mechanics of the Souls games are present here, and while it’s not as hard as Souls (which given it’s a Star Wars game, is probably for the best) it really did have to be said. Still, I really liked the game and loved the story it told, so let’s get to it!
After several failed attempts to go see it at the cinema, I was resigned to the fact I’d have to watch Solo for the first time on blu-ray in September, but as luck would have it my local theatre did a special screening of the film! My streak of watching all the Star Wars films (made after I was born…) on the big screen continues! ANYWAY, so how was Solo? It was fun and exciting, and had a really good cast. I didn’t need to see so many boxes ticked off, but I’m not unhappy the film exists. So let’s take a deeper look…
Star Wars Rebels comes to a close in the best way possible: with a cracking set of episodes full of loss, action, interesting new spins on Star Wars themes, and a big, exciting finale that ends with a “what they did afterwards” montage. Honestly couldn’t ask for a better send off… Let’s take a deeper look!
It’s 2017 and it’s time to write about Luke Skywalker being a show-stealing character… It’s one of the many weirder things about Star Wars being back, but I’m happy to see the character get to put in another great appearance. The film overall can be summed up like this: Great opening, great ending, dull middle. Two out of three ain’t bad! Let’s take a closer look then!
Before I head off to see Episode VIII tomorrow, I thought it would only be right to review this first, thus finishing off all the Star Wars films being reviewed on the site… well, until early next week when I review The Last Jedi, but you know what I mean! So “The Force Awakens” was a bit treat when it first came out, in fact leaving the cinema I would have voted it a 5 out of 5, but now my feelings have dulled just a little. Why? Well, why don’t you read to find out!