Tag: The Force Awakens

Max Von Sydow of Flash Gordon and The Exorcist Passes Away at 90

This morning, news broke that Swedish-born actor Max Von Sydow has passed away. He flourished in European cinema as well as in Hollywood and can be seen in arthouse films and genre fare alike. According to Variety, his long life and impressive career came to an end this past Sunday.  Von Sydow has ...

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Star Wars Trilogy Showdown: Prequels VS Sequels- Characters

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I find it interesting to look back and see how Star Wars has changed over the years, and not always for the best. Now that the Disney Star Wars trilogy is complete, I thought it would be fun to compare the prequel and sequel trilogies and see what each excelled and failed at. It goes …

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The Women of Star Wars: Princess Leia

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Contrary to what Disney might have you believe, they didn’t create the concept of female Star Wars characters, or even female leads in the franchise. Of course, Princess Leia is one of the franchise’s most iconic characters and a beloved cinematic heroine in general. But there were others after ...

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Genre Tropes Vs. Homage Vs. Plagiarism

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The films of 2018, and various debates surrounding them, have been increasingly making me wonder about the difference between genre tropes, homage, and just uninspired laziness. I definitely think there’s a defined difference, and I think this past year, in particular, we’ve gotten a lot of the ...

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“Every Word of What You Just Said is Wrong”

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Since I wrote down my own feelings about the movie, The Last Jedi has caused quite a stir. It has its ardent defenders (Ty Rothermal and Mike Kaye among them), but a sizeable chunk of the fandom is really not happy with it, or the direction in which the Star Wars franchise is headed, cinematically &...

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Geeks + Gamers’ Top 5 Star Wars Movies

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A few days ago, our Facebook members voted on their top 5 favourite Star Wars movies. Over 250 votes were cast to see which of these films would reign supreme in the galaxy. So, it’s time to count down the Geeks + Gamers Top 5 Star Wars movies, as voted by our community. *Spoilers for …...

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