Category Archives: Star Wars
Happy New Year, everybody! Like pretty much every pop culture site on the internet, I do a round-up for my favorite things of the past year. Unlike all those professional sites with their professional standards and plenty of employees, I just try to bang out my favorites in a couple different categories. Mostly, there were a ton of good TV shows this year!
I had a little trouble coming up with some bonus categories. I don’t really listen to music, so I can’t judge that. And I need to get my Lists of Six up to six. Sometimes I’ve done my favorite toys of the year, but then I didn’t really buy too many memorable action figures or LEGO models. And sometimes I’d done my favorite new thing on the internet, but I don’t think I saw too many new and exciting things. And there weren’t many memorable movie trailers!
So join me after the jump to see what I eventually came up with! Along with my favorite video games, TV shows, movies and comic books! Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
Here we are at the end of the Skywalker Saga of Star Wars movies and I’m glad it’s over. No more waiting, no more anticipating. Now Star Wars is free to tell new stories with now protagonists and new adventures! But before we get to all of that, let’s take just a moment and think over Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Movie Rating: 7/10 – Good.
I went into this movie ready to be cynical. I’d read a bunch of reviews, seen all the headlines and prepared myself for something aggressively fan-servicey. I was perfectly happy with The Last Jedi, aside from a few nitpicks, and I found it laughably funny when I heard how drastically Rise of Skywalker attempted to “course correct” to appease the haters. How disappointing.
But it turns out, I’m a sucker for good Star Wars fan service! I loved almost all of the twists and surprises and came out of the movie feeling excited and entertained. A couple of the fan service things made me roll my eyes, but I’m pleased with the overall film. It was all perfectly fine.
Join me after the jump for my full thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! There will be FULL SPOILERS for the movie!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes out this week and I wanted to make the occasion with a Star Wars List of Six. I’ve done some great ones in the past, like my list of crazy alien Jedi or my list of other famous wookiees. But for this week’s List of Six, I’ve decided to give my review of another big recent Star Wars property: the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order!
Comic Rating: 7/10 – Good.
I’ll probably also review Rise of Skywalker and even The Mandalorian soon, so look out for those. But now I want to delve into Fallen Order, the best Star Wars game in quite some time, and hopefully the herald of some new games going forward. It’s an original story with original characters, set in a very familiar universe. I was wary about the game based on the trailers. And while my concerns weren’t overcome, I still had fun with Fallen Order. It was a quick game, I beat it over two rental weekends, and now it’s time to be super late in my review!
Join me after the jump for my thoughts on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Expect some SPOILERS for the game in the review. And feel free to share your own review and thoughts in the comments!
I finally got caught up on the first couple of episodes of The Mandalorian the other day and I only have one thing to say: I need a LEGO model of his ship. It’s called the Razor Crest, it looks cool, and it should already have a LEGO model. Why does this not yet exist?
If you were to tell me to slow down, that The Mandalorian has barely started and, therefore, it’s much too soon to get a LEGO set from the show, I would immediately tell you that you’re wrong. A LEGO set featuring The Mandalorian already exists! But it’s a simple recolored AT-ST!
That’s tiny little LEGO Mando’ you’re looking at!
So why has LEGO announced a set featuring The Mandalorian but not yet made a set featuring the only other recognizable element of the show? LEGO loves making Star Wars spaceship models, and here’s a new one for us to enjoy!
The only explanation, I think, is that the upcoming Razor Crest set is going to feature a mini-figure of that big surprise character at the end of the first episode. I won’t spoil the character here, just in case you’re reading my blog without first watching The Mandalorian. But I’d bet big that the upcoming set will feature that mini-fig and LEGO actually wanted to avoid spoiling something for once.
Whatever the case, I am patiently waiting for a Razor Crest LEGO set. Make it happen, LEGO and Star Wars!
The first episode, at least. The Mandalorian is a pretty exciting incentive to purchase the Disney+ streaming program. My family and I are going to get a subscription and have a whole host of shows and movies to watch!
And with the Marvel shows a year away, The Mandalorian is probably my most anticipated watch!
Looks cool! The main character seems badass, his team seems cool and Werner Herzog seems a good choice for moody narrator. And holy cow, those production qualities! Is all of that real? Finally, Disney is doing something really good with all of their money. You want to get people to sign onto your streaming service? Spend millions to make the most ambitious television show of all time!
The Mandalorian and Disney+ arrive on Nov. 12. Remind me to call my brother to get the log in details.