A few years ago, I worked at a summer camp. There was a particular child at this summer camp that came in every day clad in Star Wars shirts and shoes. It impressed the staff and was a testament that is possible to parent while instilling a healthy geek background.
Obviously, the child hadn’t even been born when A New Hope came out in 1977. What has always been impressive about the Star Wars universe is its ability to remain relevant to generations that followed.
My fondest memory is when I used my dad’s metallic basketball pump as a lightsaber. It got dinged up, a lot, as I waved it around whacking into other things, pretending I was battling Darth Vader.
I was not a girly-girly. I liked Sailor Moon but prior to that, I fancied myself a Jedi.
Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher, RIP) was kickass. I mean, when we first see her or really hear her speak she’s Darth Vader’s prisoner. But she’s not small. She’s not scared. She’s defiant. She’s everything women want to be when surrounded by men who want to destroy her world (literally).
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Editor’s Note: The podcast contains spoilers. The written review is spoiler free.
In today’s world, we live a society that loves to exploit popular franchises to the max.
Example: The Hobbit, one book that ended up being 3 movies of excessiveness.
Hunger Games, cutting the last book in 2 parts for no good reason at all.
Hollywood loves to pull at our wallets till we’re broke. It has become a norm to say at the end of a film, “Well, I guess we have to wait a year to find out what happens!”
This is why I love, absolutely love Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Rogue One is exactly as promised: a self-contained story that doesn’t pull us into its depths to have us get emotionally invested in the characters and then leave you wanting more.
Rogue One drops us into the Star Wars franchise between the Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith) and Episode 4 (A New Hope). Because Rogue One exists outside of the known canon of the franchise the storyline is given a lot of latitudes.
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