Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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Since Disney acquired the Star Wars rights from LucasFilm, they’ve eschewed the expanded Star Wars universe.  For those who aren’t geeks, the expanded universe of Star Wars weren’t films, but rather a large library of books, comics and video games that have been written and created over the past thirty some years to flesh out the story.  For geeks, what this means is that all the time we spent in 1997 trying to steal the plans for the Death Star in the video game Dark Forces have been made irrelevant by the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One. Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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Let me start off by saying two things:

1)  In high school I was a big Star Wars fan.  Time has eroded this.

2)  This review contains spoilers and assumes you’ve seen the film.

The Force Awakens is the first of the new new Star Wars trilogy of sequels and follows a new group of heroes and villains as they square off for control of the galaxy.  After defeating the empire in Return of the Jedi the rebel alliance is now again trying to defend the freedom of the galaxy against the First Order — a group trying to reinstate the Empire (at least that’s what I think — the film never explains this).  The First Order is helmed by new Sith Lord, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver, Girls, and I just threw up a bit in my mouth).  Continue reading