As I said when we first reached the Top 10, in order for a film to reach this high on this countdown, it must be at least one of two things: incredibly well-made or incredibly awesome. But those that achieves both will rise to the top. So, as we close off this adventure through 2015 cinema, it’s time to cover my best of the best, starting with the other great space adventure of the year, The Martian. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: The Martian (#4)
Star Wars Episode VII, by far the most anticipated film of 2015 and one of the most discussed films of the past few years. With Star Wars comes a lot of hype, debate, speculation and worry. The worry stems from the widely held belief that the prequel films failed to impress upon release. There was a lot riding on this movie to not only surpass the prequels in quality, but also live up to fans’ expectations. Now that the dust has settled since its initial release, hopefully we can now see the film through calmer eyes. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Star Wars – The Force Awakens (#5)
NOTE: This review is spoiler safe. See link for spoiler discussion below. Enjoy!
Here we are, folks. The end of the year. December. Christmas time. Winter. Or as I’d like to call it: Star Wars Season? Yeah, that’s what we’ll call it. The point is that Episode VII is finally here.
Quick backstory on me. For those who haven’t been with this blog for very long, I am what you consider a “new” Star Wars fan. I saw my first Star Wars movie at age 15 (three years ago), completed the original trilogy just back in April, and only started the prequels this month. I am a fan of the series, but I have no personal nostalgia toward it. (I go more into this topic here). I’m bringing this up just to give you an idea of my perspective going into this new trilogy.
Three years ago also happened to be the time when Disney first acquired Lucasfilm. I remember being on web forums at the time and hearing friends complain and worry as I sat back listening with a veil of indifference. As I went further into the movies, hype slowly started building around me, and once I finally completed Return of the Jedi I was officially part of the hype train. From there, me and my parents introduced my other siblings to Star Wars through a marathon and made plans to see the new film ASAP.
Now is the moment of truth. Was my hype justified, and was the force as strong with this movie as I was made to believe? Continue reading SBox Recommends: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Non-Spoiler Review)
Welcome to the first edition of Newcomer Chronicles, a segment of this blog that records the first impressions of someone getting into a popular series for the first time.
Star Wars is among the single most important entertainment properties in all of geek culture. The episodic space opera of the 1970s goes down in history as one of the most important film franchises ever, and the most influential sci-fi series ever. Everyone by now knows some of the films’ classic lines, charming characters, and timeless themes. It has gotten to the point that, even if you have never seen a Star Wars movie before, you are aware of its existence and can respect it for the impact it has made… I should know. Continue reading Newcomer Chronicles: Star Wars (Original Trilogy)