Solo’s Fatal Flaw

When it comes to any big fandom movie in general, everyone seems to have an opinion, but with Star Wars, the “old school” fans can get even more contentious. And, since I remember seeing most of the original trilogy in the theaters, I guess that makes me old school, so …

2018 is the year of the SciFi Behemoths

I don’t think I’m really overstating it here. I mean c’mon. We’ve already had two of the largest science fiction (and yes, I consider comic book movies to be science fiction) movies this year. Black Panther, Deadpool 2 and Infinity War have all broken records. Deadpool 2 broke the opening …

Of Porgs and Force Ghosts

So. The Last Jedi. Let’s do this in three stages, depending on how much you want to read. The first two parts should be spoiler-free, but the third, well. I feel that to go into any SERIOUS detail, I have to give some spoilers. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of …

Panic at the Death Star

Rogue One. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard every complaint about it. About Darth Vader’s rapid mobility decline from Rogue One to A New Hope. About the not-quite-perfect human CGI characters. About the over-intensity in Rogue One vs. the somewhat prosaic style of A New Hope.There’s even an article out there …

Why I’m Not Bothered by Remakes and Sequels (Usually)

In 1999, novelist/journalist Anna Quindlen said, “Every story has already been told. Once you’ve read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, you understand that there is really no reason to ever write another novel. Except that each writer …