J.J Abrams is clearly a Star Wars fan. That much is clear as you watch the first twenty minutes or so of the The Force Awakens. It feels non-stop and relentless with the storm-troopers, a menacing villain who is not unlike … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Review
Shadow of the Empire is an ambitious but forgotten chapter in Star Wars history. It was an attempt to tell a story which bridged the gap between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It featured a tie-in book, … Continue reading A Look Back at Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire
Return of the Jedi gives us some great set-pieces but little else of actual substance. After the great story, action and cliffhanger that comprised The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi starts strongly but soon comes undone by its lack … Continue reading Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) Review
Disney have gone full force (sorry) with their Star Wars universe. A film a year, some following the “official” Star Wars story and others filling the gaps in-between or adding some depth to the wider universe. Add to this their original … Continue reading Why Disney should fill in the Star Wars gaps
The Empire Strikes Back is how you do a sequel. The best way of building onto a movie that already has great characters, a solid fan base and a world full of mythology and history is to expand and develop. Don’t … Continue reading Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Review
My local Cineworld cinema has a gimmick called D-Box. I call it a gimmick because it adds very little to the movie viewing experience other than a more expensive ticket. Your chair vibrates in time with the action. That is it! … Continue reading Is 4D a good idea?