Category Archives: sequels

What did The Last Jedi leave behind?

As much enjoyment as I’ve gotten from TLJ in the past (see this and this), I am coming to hate it more and more. Yes, J.J. Abrams left whoever was coming after TFA with a lot of mystery boxes–Rey’s parents, … Continue reading

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Rey is not a Mary Sue

I think the idea that Rey is a Mary Sue is a lazy, stupid criticism, I always have, and I still do. This post explains why. After The Force Awakens, people asked, “Why was she such a great pilot right … Continue reading

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More Rise of Skywalker spoilage

Just got back from a second viewing. I loved it. Biggest thing on my mind is that now that I’ve had a chance to pay attention to it, it’s obvious that Finn is Force sensitive. (1) At least three times … Continue reading

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Spoileriffic first thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker

Okay, seriously. Spoilers are coming. Maybe a lot of them. Want to jump out, this is your last chance. Well, that was pretty goll-durn satisfying. I just saw it for the first time earlier this evening, and I’m still processing, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for The Rise of Skywalker

Episode 9 is almost here, and before it premieres I wanted to write a little about what I’ve enjoyed from the sequel trilogy, and where I think The Rise of Skywalker has some heavy lifting to do. Beyond hoping that … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi redux: how Rose and Finn succeeded

WARNING: SPOILERS This post follows from the last one, which you may want to read first. At least in these early days, one of the most common gripes about The Last Jedi is that the Rose/Finn subplot ends up being … Continue reading

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Spoileriffic first thoughts on The Last Jedi

WARNING: SPOILERS In the same way that “This will begin to set things right” was the synecdoche line for The Force Awakens, “This is not going to go the way you think” encapsulates The Last Jedi almost too perfectly. I’m … Continue reading

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