Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

The new Star Wars trilogy continues with Rian Johnson’s heavily anticipated Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. I was somewhat critical of The Force Awakens for its numerous callbacks to A New Hope in its narrative. In many ways it felt like a safe high budget remake in order to reinvigorate the franchise and appease newcomers…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 8

“Crawler Commanders” Star Wars RebelsĀ returns to a more traditional story for this show when the Lothal based team infiltrate a Mining Guild Crawler to get a message to Hera. What we have here is essentially another heist episode. As I’ve said before this is a common episode type for Star Wars Rebels probably because it…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 7

“Kindred” Star Wars Rebels continues to explore the mysteries of Lothal as the Empire closes in on the Ghost Crew. The previous episode set up that there was something of cosmic importance at play that connects the characters in some unknowable way. This kind of destiny fuelled storyline is something that Star Wars is well…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episodes 1 & 2

“Heroes of Mandalore Parts 1 & 2” Star Wars Rebels returns for its fourth and final season and starts off by revisiting the Mandalorian story and give Sabine some much needed development. This show has had its ups and its downs but on the whole I would say it has been a very good example…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 22

“Zero Hour Part 2” Star Wars Rebels concludes its two part season finale with Thrawn’s forces launching a full scale attack on the Rebel base. With the first part being largely devoted to setting up the conflict the second part is more about the action. There are only a handful of character moments and one…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 21

“Zero Hour Part 1” Star Wars Rebels reaches the end of the season and raises the stakes when Grand Admiral Thrawn learns the location of the Rebel base on the even of their mission to take back Lothal. Both episodes of the finale were aired on the same night but as I always do with…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 20

“Twin Suns” Star Wars Rebels returns to Maul’s vendetta against Obi Wan Kenobi as he heads to Tattooine to confront the source of his hatred. I’ve always thought Maul was an interesting character. He was someone I found interesting in The Phantom Menace and I’m glad he was reintroduced in Clone Wars. Maybe it’s my…