Category: The Last Jedi

Canon Novel Review: Canto Bight

Canto Bight Short Story Collection Review

– Spoiler Review –

Released at the beginning of December, as part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” initiative, Canto Bight is a novella collection that gives readers a peek into the new casino location seen in the film. The four novellas, written by Saladin Ahmed, Mira Grant, Rae Carson, and John Jackson Miller, all paint the casino world of Cantonica as “Space Vegas,” in various thrilling, funny, and dark ways. Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Canto Bight”

The Last Jedi and a New Hope

The Last Jedi and a New Hope

Everything in The Last Jedi leads to hope being straight up strangled, stabbed in the back, forced to drink green milk directly from a Thala-siren, and left for dead, not just for its characters, but for the audience as well. And it might be my favorite thematic aspect of the film. But don’t worry, neither The Last Jedi nor I are soulless and evil, because this desecration of hope leads into its brilliant resurrection by the very end. Let’s take a look. Continue reading “The Last Jedi and a New Hope”

Canon Comic Review: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1

The Last Jedi - Storms of Crait #1

– Spoiler Review –

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait #1 reads like an Annual issue of the mainline series, offering a fast-paced adventure that doesn’t linger too long on anything worthwhile beyond more action. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1”

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (By Chris)

Star Wars Ep VIII The Last Jedi Review

-MASSIVE SPOILER REVIEW-

I don’t think I’ve ever met a Star Wars film I don’t like. That being said, I don’t know if I’ve ever walked out of a Star Wars film more torn asunder. The Last Jedi is not satisfied to give you a simple movie experience. Rather, the movie gives you meat to chew on for weeks and months to come; most viewers shouldn’t be able to come to an easy decision on the movie quickly. Read on to see how I wrestled with the film. (Be warned: I do not separate spoilers as Ryan did in his review!) Continue reading “Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (By Chris)”

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Ep VIII The Last Jedi Review

— Spoiler-Free and Spoiler-Filled Reviews —

Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, is many things: bold, thrilling, deep, emotional, action-packed, lengthy, unexpected, stuffed, humorous, which all combine into more than the sum of their parts, creating a film that’ll be oft-discussed and long remembered. The Spoiler-Free review gets things started below and the Spoiler-Filled one is clearly marked, so read on to find out what makes this film so special! Continue reading “Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Canon Junior Novel Review: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

The Legends of Luke Skywalker

– Spoiler Review –

The Legends of Luke Skywalker, by renowned author Ken Liu, unveils myths and legends the people in-universe have about the mystical Jedi, and is part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” initiative. Dismissing this book out of hand due to its lack of purely canonical stories about Luke Skywalker would be a grave mistake, as Ken Liu’s considerable talents challenge readers’ assumptions and paints an unforgettable and inspiring portrait of everyone’s favorite Jedi. Continue reading “Canon Junior Novel Review: The Legends of Luke Skywalker”

The Last Jedi Theatrical Trailer and Poster are Here!

Since Director Rian Johnson didn’t actually tell anyone to avoid the trailer, I’m hoping you’ve watched it already. If not, PLEASE DO SO ABOVE. If you don’t, your power with the Force is strong indeed. For those of who can’t wait the next 66 days (Order 66, anyone?), let’s talk thoughts because my immediate ones were nothing but swear words. Who exactly was Snoke talking to the whole time? Luke frightened by Rey’s power is surprising. Leia’s calm demeanor as Kylo is torn inside once again on whether to pull the trigger. Finn and Phasma. And that final shot?!?! The Last Jedi looks to be both exhilarating and heading towards unexpected directions. More thoughts below, including screengrabs and the poster! Continue reading “The Last Jedi Theatrical Trailer and Poster are Here!”

Canon Comic Review: Captain Phasma #3

Captain Phasma #3

Spoiler Review –

Captain Phasma #3 shows the chrome-plated enforcer is not just brawn, but brains as well, functioning as a fitting penultimate issue for the miniseries. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Captain Phasma #3”

Canon Novel Review: Phasma

Phasma (novel)

Spoiler Review –

Phasma, by Delilah S. Dawson, is part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” initiative, taking place only a few years prior to The Force Awakens. Dawson weaves together two entertaining and engaging tales, set 10 years apart, which reveal and strengthen the fearsome presence of Captain Phasma that TFA wasn’t really able to do, now making the character one to watch out for in The Last Jedi. Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Phasma”