I’m done with Star Wars. I enjoyed the original trilogy, but every since George Lucas left the franchise it appears that Lucasfilm is asleep at the wheel. I think they’re taking a “director-driven approach” which means a director can essentially do whatever the heck they want, never mind continuity or narrative consistency. And I’m out. […]
Anyone else think that Walt Disney, a company, based on the movies they produce (keep in mind this is the company that produced 1982’s Tron and animated features like Toy Story and The Incredibles among many, many others) might be running out of steam? I ask because here’s the logo for heir upcoming streaming service, […]
Words matter, so if you read ‘China Box Office: ‘Solo’ Bombs With Third-Place $10.1M Opening’ from The Hollywood Reporter you’re likely to assume that the movie failed there. And in a sense it did, though Star Wars movies since being purchased by Disney have underperformed in the Middle Kingdom before–Rogue One: A Star Wars Story […]
Solo: A Star Wars Story was supposedly going to be a bit of a mess, especially if you have read about the the plethora of problems surrounding it’s production. That being said, the latest trailer looks like it’s going to be what the prior movies under Disney haven’t been. Namely fun.
I’ve come to notice that I don’t particularly care about the Star Wars universe. I understand the hows and whys behind movies like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, etc–but they just don’t move me. As I said, I understand why Lucasfilm is producing them, but that […]
Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn’t a great movie, though it is an entertaining one that seems to grasp it’s characters well. Though it’s not without its problems, some of which I go into in the following video.
No franchise is too big to fail, though typically a decline–the same logic applies to whether we’re discussing movie franchises or nations– comes before a fall. And that’s important because if you pay attention to the signs you may be able to delay or even avert a worse-case scenario. The Last Jedi is taking a […]
I have to admit that this trailer brought a smile to my face; which I honestly didn’t expect because as of late Star Wars movies have become known for the drama behind the scenes than on the screen since becoming a part of Disney. And dissatisfaction with a director or the way a story seems […]
Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released a few hours ago, and looks… like a Star Wars movie. Which is stating the obvious, though it also reveals a problem. The last Star Wars movie, Rogue One, was what you get when you take Star Wars and remove the wonder, heart and engaging characters that […]