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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ – Competent Prequel Doomed to Underwelm?

  ‘Solo’ is only the second ‘story’ film set within the Star Wars Universe, but it comes to audiences with so much baggage it begs the question of whether or not Disney/Lucasfilm can sustain its grand plans for the franchise.  As understood by the industry and fans, the idea behind these ‘Star Wars Stories’ was to… Continue reading ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ – Competent Prequel Doomed to Underwelm?

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi’ – Taking Risks with the Biggest Franchise on the Planet?

  The release of a new episode of ‘Star Wars’ is hands down the biggest cinematic event of whatever year each drops, and as such there is an enormous weight on these films due to a fan base that is truly unrivaled among franchises.  While it is impossible to please everyone, the new entries from the… Continue reading ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi’ – Taking Risks with the Biggest Franchise on the Planet?

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ – Making the Prequel Safe Again?

The first experiment in the burgeoning ‘Star Wars’ franchise, the first test of Disney/Lucasfilm’s expansion of the brand, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ manages to succeed on multiple levels.  The film and its’ director, Gareth Edwards (‘Godzilla’), were given a chance to play in the prequel sandbox, telling a standalone tale of the first… Continue reading ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ – Making the Prequel Safe Again?