16 minutes ago Spoiler alert for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While it was released back in December, cinephiles and fans alike are still reeling from the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson's sequel purposefully subverted fan expectations, and brought a wild ride that helped to expand the galaxy far, far away. Every frame from The Last Jedi has been dissected and discussed, as fans continue to debate whether or not they appreciated Johnson's installment in the franchise. One of the biggest points of contention is the fate of Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, and now the beloved actor has shared his hilarious first reaction to how Luke vanished into thin air after his confrontation with Kylo Ren. He said, While the dramatic twist revolving around Luke's demise no doubt surprised Mark Hamill when he got the script, it turns out that his mind went to the practicality of the dramatic exit. What exactly was going to happen to Luke's robotic hand? During The Last Jedi's … [Read more...] about Mark Hamill’s Hilarious Response To Luke’s Fate In Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Filmmaker J.J. Abrams was scheduled to make a surprising cameo in this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live introducing a scene for a Star Wars movie spoof. Sadly, the sketch in which he was to appear was cut for reasons of time.Abrams, who is currently working on Star Wars: Episode IX, has found a niche in Hollywood reworking classic science fiction concepts for modern audiences. Despite being a critical and financial success, his reboot of the Star Trek franchise drew criticism from fans who said that Abrams had no original ideas and had merely taken the best moments of older movies and TV shows, reworking them slightly with better special effects and action sequences. Similar complaints were made about The Force Awakens – the first movie in the most recent Star Wars trilogy – which many critics noted had the exact same plot as Star Wars: A New Hope. Related: J.J. Abrams Wrote Drafts For Star Wars 8 & 9 The skit (which can … [Read more...] about J.J. Abrams Announces New Star Wars Movie in SNL Cut Sketch
"It is a remarkable thing and I'm incredibly grateful and it is a testament, I think, to how much people wanted to go back to a place that means a lot to so many," says J.J. Abrams as we sit down at the Santa Monica offices of his Bad Robot production company to record the 'Awards Chatter' podcast and I congratulate him on Star Wars: The Force Awakens becoming the highest-grossing film of all time this week. "For three years I had people asking how I was dealing with all the pressure," he continues. That's a long time to have that question coming at you. Especially towards the end, it seemed to increase every minute we got closer to the film's release. It got to a point where I thought, 'Okay, I think I'm gonna have to have a heart attack because literally I'm being asked this question so many times that the only possible answer is for me to implode. And the relief that I feel now that the movie's out and it didn't just crash and burn is enormous." (You can play and read the … [Read more...] about ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — J.J. Abrams (‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’)
For those who can't wait until December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi to see TIE Bombers and Imperial Scout Walkers in action once again, here's some good news: Judging by recent trailers for Transformers: The Last Knight, they'll be on the big screen again this summer … in a galaxy much closer than usual, somehow. The two-legged gun robot that appears in the international trailer for Michael Bay's next (and supposedly final) Transformers movie (skip to the 0:22 mark) does have plausible deniability for potential Star Wars-esque origin, admittedly. With its relatively flat "head," it also closely resembles ED-209 from the Robocop franchise, so an argument could be made for it upholding a sci-fi movie tradition. However, the shot at 0:42 of a subsequent trailer is far less ambiguous. Those things flying in the sky? Those are very, very clearly "influenced" by the TIE Bombers from the original Star Wars trilogy. Indeed, with the exception of an additional fold on the wings, they … [Read more...] about Do ‘Transformers 5’ Trailers Include ‘Star Wars’ Easter Eggs?
Debating which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek, isn’t likely to be more productive than debating which is better, my religion or yours, because both sides have fans who are devoted to their favorite franchise and thus unable to see issues from the perspective of the other side. However, while Star Wars and Star Trek share a futuristic setting, there are differences between them that could be basis for objective assessment of their relative merits.It appears that the essential distinction between both franchises is their different perspectives of the possible social and political conditions of future societies. Star Trek adopts an idealistic and optimistic view that technological progress will be accompanied by moral and ethical advancement, and a drive towards social and political Utopian ideals. Star Wars suggests that technological progress will not by itself push social and political progress and that primitive conditions could co-exist with extreme levels of … [Read more...] about 20 Hilarious Memes That Prove Star Wars Is Better Than Star Trek