Sequels got deeper and more ambitious with The Empire Strikes Back

George Lucas did not invent franchise filmmaking. The first movie sequel, The Fall Of A Nation, came out way back in 1917. King Kong had a sequel. Dracula and Frankensten had a ton of them. Billy Jack, the first sequel to The Born Losers, was the biggest hit of 1971. A few years before Lucas

Disney Has ‘Star Wars’ Decisions to Make Beyond Questions of Fan Service

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” closes the book on the Skywalker Saga and marks the end of an era for Lucasfilm, the company that series creator George Lucas founded almost five decades ago. It also marks seven years under Disney, a period defined by big box-office successes, creative struggles, and a major role in

The first Star Wars is still the weirdest trip to the galaxy far, far away

Sometime after George Lucas’ 1977 Star Wars had become the highest-grossing movie of all time, Francis Ford Coppola told Lucas that he should just go ahead and start his own religion. “I remember Francis saying, ‘With religion, you really have power,’” Lucas remarked years later. Lucas demurred. Maybe he realized that… Read more… Source link

J.J. Abrams Calls Rey and Kylo Ren’s Big ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Moment a ‘Brother-Sister Thing’

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”]. “Star Wars” fans hoping Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) would become romantic partners (dubbed “Reylo” online) got a bittersweet surprise in “The Rise of Skywalker.” After Kylo breaks free from the dark side and uses Force healing powers

The Rise Of Skywalker walks back The Last Jedi’s best decisions

Spoiler Space offers thoughts on, and a place to discuss, the plot points we can’t disclose in our official reviews. Fair warning: Major plot points for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker are revealed below. Read more… Source link

Is The Rise Of Skywalker a satisfying conclusion to the new Star Wars trilogy?

For our final week of Film Club this year, we have three new installments for you. First up, our critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife sit down for a spoiler-free discussion of the fraught, overstuffed final chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy, The Rise Of Skywalker.  Read more… Source link

John Boyega Gets Honest About ‘Star Wars’ Flaws, Disagreeing With ‘Last Jedi’ Choices

John Boyega has not hid the fact that he is excited for his “Star Wars” character Finn to step into a more action-driven role in the upcoming “Rise of Skywalker.” The actor believes Finn got somewhat sidelined from the main action in “The Last Jedi,” and he makes his thoughts on the matter clear in

Pedro Pascal Is the Mandalorian, but That’s Not Him Starring in Every Episode

Pedro Pascal receives top billing on “The Mandalorian” for playing the title character, but it turns out that’s not actually Pascal underneath the helmet and armor in every episode of the buzzy Disney+ “Star Wars” series. In fact, at least one episode of “The Mandalorian” did not feature Pascal in any capacity. Bryce Dallas Howard

Adam Driver Swore Off Watching His Films After Hating ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Performance

“Inside Llewyn Davis” is often considered one of the best and most personal dramas Joel and Ethan Coen have ever directed. In naming the 100 best movies of the 2010s earlier this year, IndieWire selected “Inside Llewyn Davis” as the decade’s fifth best film. So why is the musical drama such a sore spot for Adam

In true Star Wars fashion, the greatest thrills of Galaxy’s Edge are the humblest in appearance

It’s not quite 9 a.m., but the line for Oga’s Cantina is already snaking down one of the main thoroughfares of Black Spire Outpost. Earlier, in Southern California, it was a surprisingly overcast August morning; but here on the planet Batuu, the sun (one of them, at least) is breaking through the clouds. This… Read