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The Star Wars That Could Have Been

I’m a big fan of Mr. Sunday Movies, a YouTube podcaster from Australia who has been doing pop culture shenanigans for years now. His latest project is as fun as they come! He and animator Ethan Taylor have put together a video of Collin Trevorrow’s unused script for Star Wars: Episode 9.

Behold!

That’s really fun stuff! That animation is brilliant. Such a great job. It looks so smooth, with great comedic timing. And the movie looks like fun, too. I can’t say if it’s better than the Episode 9 we did get, but it definitely looks good. And, again, it’s a monumental animation project! Just what we need in lockdown.

I was OK with The Rise of Skywalker. But man, the whole sequel trilogy could have been so much better…

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6 Thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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.

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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!

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6 Things I Want From Star Wars Episode IX

Star War: The Last Jedi is now in our rearview mirror and the Han Solo stand alone film is on its way in only a few short months. This makes it the perfect time to speculate about what I want to see in the next main chapter of the Star Wars saga! How will the new trilogy come to an end? What about Snoke?!

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No clue on what the name could possibly even be

I liked The Last Jedi well enough, and I’ve come to like it even more once I started to understand parts of it better. I still like all the new characters and I look forward to whatever else might happen. As some people have pointed out, The Last Jedi didn’t really leave any major cliffhangers that need to be resolved. Both sides of the war are pretty much where they were when the movie started and all characters are accounted for. So story wise, I’m not sure what’s going to happen.

But you’re gosh darn right I have some ideas! Join me after the jump for six things I want to see in Star Wars: Episode IX! And feel free to share your own hopes, dreams and fears in the comments.

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