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Now that I’ve seen “The Force Awakens” & “Rogue One”, maybe Disney buying Lucasfilm was a good move after all???

At first I was kind of skeptical of Disney buying Lucasfilm. When I first heard the news, I was like, “huh” like everyone else. Now that I’ve seen “The Force Awakens” that takes place after “Return of the Jedi” and seen “Rogue One” which takes place before “Episode IV: A New Hope”, I’m beginning to see that Disney buying Lucasfilm was a good move after all. I pretty much enjoyed both “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” a lot. Disney surprisingly did a great job with both of those movies and I didn’t think they could pull it off. Now I look forward to every new Star Wars movie they do so hopefully they do a great job with the Han Solo standalone film that’s in the works.

In the past, I wasn’t that big on Star Wars. I like Star Wars, don’t get me wrong but I don’t “geek” out on it like a lot of die-hards. I’m more of a Star Trek geek than Star Wars but seeing “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” makes me want to love Star Wars a lot more.

As far as “Rogue One” goes, I thought it was a very impressive film. Loved it a lot! It was good to see the old stormtroopers again. “Rogue One” was definitely one of the best movies of this year.

I know how some Star Wars fans prefer to keep it as the original trilogy but with a story like Star Wars, you can create more stories with that franchise. More sequels, prequels and spinoffs. I wonder if Disney is gonna try to make Star Wars films that will take place between “A New Hope” and “Empire Strikes Back”. I wonder if Disney will try to make films that will take place between “Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. They probably will. Now that George Lucas has retired from films and has passed the torch to Disney, expect a lot more Star Wars films to come out. Will Boba Fett get his own film? I can see that coming. Will R2-D2 and C-3PO get their own film? Yes. I think Chewbacca getting his own movie might be pretty interesting. There’s all kinds of possibilities.

I’m just so glad that Lucas is no longer in charge of Star Wars and Indiana Jones ’cause like most I too think Lucas is a horrible storyteller and bad film maker. Good riddance. I’m not a big fan of the prequel trilogy either. It turns out that “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” were both very successful films and hope Disney keeps up the good work.

Kev

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” announced for BluRay on April 5th…

Well, “The Force Awakens” is already getting a BluRay release. It comes out April 5th and I will be getting a copy too. Ya know, being a Star Wars fan I would love to get all previous films on BluRay but the only problem is the BluRay releases of the original Star Wars and the prequels are re-edited versions ’cause you know how George Lucas like to remake his movies so many times. I prefer the original theatrical versions myself. So that’s why I didn’t bother getting the Star Wars movies on Bluray ’cause of the edited scenes. I also don’t want to hear Darth Vader screaming “No!”.

I will be getting “The Force Awakens” BluRay though. There are still a few other BluRay releases that I need to add to my collection too like “The Martian” with Matt Damon and I need to get the new “Creed” film.

I enjoy buying movies on BluRay. So far I only have like a little around 50 titles but trying to build up my BluRay collection some. Why is BluRay so popular? It’s because nobody’s buying DVD anymore. People buy BluRay movies more ’cause BluRay has better sound and better picture. I think it’s more fun watching movies on BluRay than DVD. Watching movies on BluRay is better than watching movies in a public movie theater for sure. If you have a Home Theater surround sound like I have, watching BluRays with that would be a blast.

Can’t wait for the “Force Awakens” BluRay.

Kev

Possible plot points for Star Wars: Episode 8 ****SPOILERS****

If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, do not read this post. I’ll post a little spoiler warning for you all. If you don’t want to get spoiled then don’t scroll down if you haven’t seen the movie yet.

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I may have been wrong that Luke could have possibly been Kylo Ren but it was a good guess though and it was close enough. Even though Luke didn’t turn to the dark side yet, there is still a possible chance that could happen in Episode 8 & 9. Remember, Mark Hamill said in the past he wanted to turn Luke to the Dark Side. He pitched that idea to George once but of course, George wouldn’t go for it. George wanted Luke to be the hero but could the new Star Wars movies turn Luke into a bad guy in the future, though?

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mark-Hamill-Actually-Pitched-An-Evil-Luke-Skywalker-Idea-J-J-Abrams-89617.html

I’m thinking the main plot idea for Episode 8 which will be directed by Rian Johnson, the story will be that Master Luke will train Rey (Daisy Ridley) to become a future Jedi knight. For now, they are looking at Master Luke to be the new Obi-Wan until something happens to Luke that made him turn to the Dark Side. I think something will happen to Luke in the new trilogy that will make him turn evil. Which will be an interesting idea if you think about it ’cause Mark Hamill is a phenomenal actor and he can always play a good badguy.

At the end of “The Force Awakens” when Rey walked up the steps and handed Luke the lightsaber, you immediately know what’s gonna happen in Episode 8. That’s my immediate thought that Luke is gonna train Rey to become a Jedi in the next one. I think that’s pretty obvious, I would say. That’s the idea of the new trilogy, the old cast passing the torch to a whole new cast.

Even though Han Solo maybe gone now, still though, not too worry fans. I still wouldn’t rule out a Han Solo appearance by Harrison Ford for the next two films. Could Han turn into a force ghost possibly? Some would mistakenly think that only Jedi’s are able to turn into a force ghost after their death but not really. If you do a little digging, there have been other Star Wars characters that have died who weren’t Jedi’s but later turned into a force ghost. That could happen to Han.

I was right about the Han Solo death ’cause that one didn’t surprise me at all ’cause I was predicting it for a long time now. The Han Solo death scene was a good scene, though.

Kev

Film Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

Directed by JJ Abrams

So I finally saw, “The Force Awakens” and here is my review!

Plot/synopsis: Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

A lot of people are calling this movie a remake or a homage to “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (aka the first Star Wars movie) but I didn’t think it was. Sure both movies were kind of similar but most of “The Force Awakens” was pretty original from what I saw.

I always had faith in JJ that he’s gonna make a great Star Wars movie and he did just that. Everything about it was perfect. It felt like a Star Wars movie all the way. It’s something that George Lucas would have wanted for sure. JJ really knew what he was doing ’cause he himself is a Star Wars geek like the rest of us. Finally we have a great Star Wars movie and it was the best one of the whole series so far. All the action scenes were a blast to watch as expected. I was pretty much happy with everything in the movie. The writing was great. The musical score was great. Plus the acting of the cast was great too.

I loved the new cast. John Boyega is a pretty good actor. I loved Oscar Isaac’s role even though he wasn’t in it much. Oh man, I absolutely LOVE Daisy Ridley as I thought she was cute and gorgeous as hell! She’s one of the best female characters in Star Wars, in my opinion. I thought Domnhall Gleeson as General Hux was badass and so was Gwendoline Christie as Cpt. Phasma. I also loved Max Von Sydow’s role even though his appearance was kind of short. I thought Carrie Fisher did a brilliant job playing Leia again even though she hasn’t played that role in many years. She still kills it! It was great to see Carrie back on the big screen in a huge way!

I was happy with all of “The Force Awakens” except the only thing I wasn’t happy about is that we got very little of Luke. His role was like a few second cameo and he didn’t really say any lines but I’m sure we’ll get a LOT MORE Luke in Episode VIII. I think there’s a good chance that Luke will be the leading role in Episode VIII ’cause Luke’s appearance in “The Force Awakens” was just a re-introduction of the character, that’s all it was. We didn’t see Luke in action at all in this movie but definitely the next film we’ll see him swinging the lightsaber again.

What I was most impressed with the movie was the sound effects. The sound was pretty crazy. Especially when Kylo Ren takes out his lightsaber and the lightsaber sound is pretty loud in this movie. I expect “The Force Awakens” to win an Oscar for Best Sounds for sure.

As far as storylines go, I don’t wanna talk about so I don’t post any spoilers but as far Han Solo goes, that one didn’t surprise me ’cause I was predicting it a long while back. See? I toldjaso!

“The Force Awakens” was amazing. It’s definitely the best Star Wars movie so far but not so fast, folks! This is only the beginning of a new trilogy so there’s two more. Maybe VIII or IX will be better than VII. Who knows?

Score for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: 5 out of 5 as in “Excellent”

Kev

Happy “The Force Awakens” release day…

Yes, so “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally here!

Will I see it today or later tonight? Nah. I just bought tickets to see it this coming Sunday afternoon so I can try to avoid the large crowds. There’s probably gonna still be large crowds even on a Sunday but hopefully not. While I love going to the movies, I don’t like going into the theaters that is full of people. That’s why I mostly go to the movies during the day ’cause it’s not as packed and not as noisy. I like watching movies in the peace and quiet.

I’ll be seeing this film for the BTX screening and will be seeing it in 3D. BTX screening meaning that the movie screen is huge and bigger sound system too.

I’m looking forward to the movie, though. Can’t wait.

Kev

Harrison Ford says he enjoyed watching “The Force Awakens” early screening…

I’m pretty sure Harrison never watched himself in the original Star Wars trilogy when they first came out in theater but Harrison said he saw an early screening of “The Force Awakens” and said that he loved it. When Harrison said he loves it, I think he really meant it not because he’s in it. Of course, you would think that actors would love their own movies that they star in but not always. If Harrison says it’s good then it probably is good. He wouldn’t have done the movie at all if he knew it wasn’t good.

Even though he saw “The Force Awakens” first before the rest of us, he won’t say whether or not Han Solo and Leia are married (I’m sure they are).

It’s also nice to hear that Harrison is still interested in playing Indiana Jones again even though he didn’t confirm the role yet.

There’s a lot of people in social networking criticizing Harrison and they are saying stuff about Harrison getting onto to this movie for the money. Well, if you listen to Harrison toward the end of the interview when talking about Indiana Jones, Harrison made it perfectly clear that he’s not about the money. He was never about the money when making movies ’cause he’s probably in it for the passion, ya know? Acting is what he loves doing. He’s made plenty of movies over the years where he didn’t get paid much and made movies that bombed in the box office so there’s proof that he’s not about the money at all. Once again, acting is his passion and it’s what he loves to do.

Only thing though, Harrison is talking like that Han Solo might get killed off, you can see it in his eyes that something might happen to Solo. He tried to get George Lucas to kill Han Solo off in “Return of the Jedi” but they might be using that idea for “The Force Awakens”. Will Han Solo die in “The Force Awakens”? We’ll have to wait and see. The internet better not spoil the movie for all of us if he does die, though ’cause I’m feeling those spoilers will be all over the place. *sigh*

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/01/harrison-ford-star-wars-han-solo-returns

Kev

Carrie Fisher pressured to lose weight for “The Force Awakens” movie…

Carrie Fisher just made a confession that the crew behind “The Force Awakens” movie pressured her to lose weight so she can reprise her role as Princess Leia (or General Leia, just read that she’ll be a General now).

I’m sure the only reason Carrie agreed to take their request and lose the pounds is ’cause she didn’t want to lose the role. If she refused to lose the weight, they probably would have fired her. Back when she was young, she used to be really beautiful and gorgeous but she changed over the years as she got older. They wanted her to lose the weight so Leia can look young and beautiful again.

I can’t blame the crew though ’cause nobody wants to see Leia being a fat cow, ya know? They just wanted to make her appearance in the film right.

Can’t wait for the movie, though. It comes out in a couple of weeks!

http://www.people.com/article/carrie-fisher-weight-loss-star-wars

Kev