Well it’s Star Wars Day and I am a fan. I have been one since I was a child. My parents introduced me to Star Wars very early in my life and I have been in love with it since then. My favorite movie in the series is #5, The Empire Strikes Back. It is just so emotional and I love how Luke and Leia finally seem to find a connection. However, I am also a fan of the first three as well. Most don’t like the first three, but I do. So have a happy Star Wars Day!
Well I finally got to see Star Wars: Rogue One today with my dad. First, if you haven’t seen it, don’t read any further. There are some spoilers. The movie was great. It definitely did not disappoint. It did not begin like the others do with the usual beginning, but that was fine. It is a different story, so a difference in the beginning makes it unique. The story mainly centers around this girl named Jyn. Her father had been working for the Empire and it was he who developed the Death Star and created the weakness in the Death Star. The movie starts out with Jyn as a little girl and she goes into hiding. She is raised by a friend of her father and mother’s. Later on, when she grows up, she becomes a criminal and is rescued by the rebels by fate that is. They take her back to Yavin 4 and she is offered a chance to help to get her freedom. She has to obtain a message for the man that raised her that could lead to the Death Star plans. She agrees and goes with Cassian and K-2SO. They were the ones who rescued her. When they find Saw Gerrara (the man that raised her), he show’s her the message, but shortly after the city of Jedha was destroyed by the Death Star as a test. They pick up Chirrut (a monk), Baze (Chirrut’s friend and sort of guard), and Bodhi Rook (an ex-imperial pilot). They escape the destruction, but Cassian is ordered to kill Jyn’s father on a separate imperial base. Once they arrive, Cassian orders everyone but himself and Bodhi to stay. Everyone, except K-2SO leaves, not listening to Cassian. Cassian does not kill Jyn’s father, but a small amount of Rebel flyers come from Yavin 4 and destroy the base. Jyn gets a few minutes with her father before he dies. On their way back Cassian and Jyn have a fight. When they return Jyn tries to convince the council that they need to get the plans for the Death Star, but most of the council either do not believe her or do not think it is worthwhile. They want to surrender. So she decides to go to get the plans. She finds that Chirrut, Baze, and Bodhi are waiting for her, but is surprised when Cassian and other fighters come to meet her. They aren’t ready to give up. They steal an Imperial cargo ship and name it Rogue One. They arrive at the planet with the plans and have to pass through a gate to get in. When they get on the planet Cassian, Jyn, and K-2SO go to get the plans while the others stay behind to battle. The Rebel Alliance finds out and they send their ships. They can’t get through until the shield is broken and neither can the plans. Cassian and Jyn do get the plans through, though with a lot of difficulty. Unfortunatly, there are a lot of deaths and the base is destroyed by the Death Star.
This movie makes a lot of connections to the other movies. I think you should see it and you will get the connections. Overall, I think you will love it. I hope I didn’t spoil it. I’m sorry I forgot some of the planets names. Forgive me. Have a good one everyone!
I’m sure many of you have heard by now that Carrie Fisher has died. I am deeply upset. I was first exposed to Carrie Fisher in the Star Wars series. It was in the 80s when I was a young girl. I can’t remember what age I was when I first saw the movies, but I have been a fan of Star Wars ever since I saw the original trilogy. I loved seeing her in the movies and have watched Star Wars many times. I feel that a major actress and important person has gone from our world. 2016 has not been a good year for us. Now, Carrie Fisher is gone and I hope no one else from the Star Wars cast leaves us.
Well aside from my son (aka one of my three Yorkies) getting me up about three to five times during the night, I have had a pretty good day. I went out pretty early this morning because I couldn’t sleep. I went to the DMV, but I didn’t have the right paperwork for the license. (UGH!) So next I went to Walgreen’s and got my medicine and some other stuff. After that I stopped at the post office and returned a package. I also got some global and regular stamps. Then I went to Walmart and picked out some glasses for myself. Thank goodness! One pair is a regular pair. They are titanium and are blue. They cost $98 plus the plan. I also got a pair of prescription sunglasses which are really cool. The frames were cheap, $15 dollars, and they are blue and brown. The lenses will be grey. I didn’t have to pay for the frames because there was a 20% discount if you buy a cheaper pair of frames. There was a discount on the plan, so I basically paid $20 dollars less on the plan and the frames were free. Cool! I should be getting them both next week. I look so forward to getting new ones and saying goodbye to my beat up old sunglasses that I have had to wear over my glasses for so long.
Dad and I went out and saw Ghostbusters. It was hilarious. We had so much fun! I definitely enjoyed Melissa McCarthy in the movie. All the women were great and it wasn’t a remake. It was a reinterpretation. I think that a sequel would definitely be worth it. Three of the original Ghostbusters were in it, not spoiling it for those who haven’t seen it. You definitely have to see it! You will love it!
Well that is how my day has gone so far. Besides a constant headache, I would say it’s been pretty good. Hope you have a good one too!
I have been so busy with my new blog. However, I am still taking time with my others. 🙂 So while I am busy, I like to listen to a little music. The other day I was watching Jurassic World, another movie based on the book Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. It is the fourth in the series of the movies. It has some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard. John Williams is man behind the music (correct me if I am wrong) and he has done some other famous movies, like Harry Potter. However, I just love Jurassic Park’s music because for some reason it lifts my spirits. Don’t know why. So what about you all? What is your favorite movie music?
Well, I’m sure some of you have heard of the Might Morphin Power Rangers re-do. I grew up watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I loved it and still love it. They just posted an article of Elizabeth Banks in the new Rita Repulsa outfit. View it here. I am hoping that they will post pictures of the rangers outfits soon. I definitely am looking forward to this re-do. What do you think of the re-do? Are you going to see the new movie? I know I want to see it. Anyway, I will talk soon!
So I thought I would let you all know about my top 5 favorite things about the Star Wars series. I’m a huge fan and there are many things that I love, but these are my top five:
- The actors.
- The characters.
- The plot.
- The environments and planets.
- The technology.
I am a big fan of the original actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. Harrison Ford is my favorite. He plays Han Solo (of course). They are the best actors, in my humble opinion. I think they have represented George Lucas’s characters very well. There will not be another set of great actors like these three.
George Lucas came up with some of the best characters ever! My favorite character from the original trilogy is Luke Skywalker. My favorite villain is Darth Vader. From the prequel, I love Obi-wan Kenobi. I have yet to have a favorite character from the last three movies because all three are not made yet. Also, Rogue One is not out yet so I don’t have a favorite from that movie yet. When it comes to the robots, I love C-3PO best. He is just so funny!
George Lucas was and is a genius. He came up with one of the best stories ever. It is so engaging and you just want to keep watching the movies and want to learn more and more about the characters and their past and what happens in the future. George Lucas came up with one of the greatest plots ever. He never knew that Star Wars would be so big when he made the first movie and it did. This wasn’t just because of the actors or characters, though they helped, but the plot was the biggest part of it.
The environments and planets.
One of my favorite parts of the movies are the environments and the different planets. When we are first introduced to Luke, he is on Tatooine, a desert planet with two suns. The next movie, we are introduced to Hoth, which is an icy planet. The planets and their environments are some of the most interesting parts of the movie. I love watching the movies and listening to the names of the planets and seeing their environments.
One of the best parts of the movies is the technology. George Lucas was a genius when he came up with the technology of Star Wars. Who knows? One day we might have the same technology from Star Wars. The technology is great and you can’t help but get sucked up into the movie when you see the technology in Star Wars. One of my favorite scenes in the Star Wars series is in Star Wars IV when Obi-Wan is turning off the ray to the Death Star. I always look forward to that scene because the technology is so cool.
Star Wars is definitely one of my favorite series. What is your favorite thing about Star Wars? Have a good one.