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Does the Last Jedi ruin Luke Skywalker? Or Redeem him?   Self Portraits and Unforgiven Art by Thom Wade All other artwork, Star Wars images, Dark Empire & Dark Empire II comics, Indiana Jones, Star Wars video, Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios © 2018 the Walt Disney Corp Dark Empire Art by Dave Dorman and Cam Kennedy

I will be be honest.  Walking out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I had no idea just how controversial this film would be.  I wrote my first review and then rewrote it due to a spoiler claim. I watched as the film seemed to rise with critics and fall with some fans. So I went to see the film a second time in the hopes of determining my feelings on the… Read More

Starting today, I am going to explore the Star Wars films.  This will not be strict reviews.  Instead, they are more “critical essays”.  I will go through each of the films. I already have reviewed The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi.  So those won’t focus on the reviews, as opposed to more express my thoughts without fear of spoiling the films.  Specifically, my feelings on themes and the like…. Read More

The Last Jedi picks up shortly after the Force Awakens. It begins with a bold battle that has powerful repercussions on the characters. Rey is trying to get Luke to come back with her to help the rebellion.  But Rey finds herself unsure of her true goals. This new Star Wars film is building off the questions and set up of the Force Awakens, and yet, it addresses them in very unexpected… Read More