Category: Opinion

It’s not you Star Wars, it’s me

I wanted to take a moment to talk about Star Wars fatigue. It’s something I’ve suffered of late and, I’m sure, an issue you’ve also contended with at some point or another. But first, let me clarify by what I mean by fatigue. I don’t mean that there’s […]

Raising a Rebel ranks Star Wars

Ranking the Star Wars movies is an act of vanity, either to earn some fan-points or to be contrary. But here we are, with Raising a Rebel’s rankings. If this was a solo endeavour, I doubt I’d be fussed about sharing my own list, but being as this […]

Enfys Nest: Solo’s superior outlaw

In my immediate response to Solo: A Star Wars Story, I extolled my newfound love for one Enfys Nest. However, during the short promotional period leading up to the release, I confess I wasn’t much fussed about Enfys – this still being the time I was lukewarm about […]

Ode to the N1 Naboo Starfighter

The Star Wars franchise boasts one of the best looking and most enduring fleets in all of science fiction. While I love Slave 1, Star Destroyers and the Millennium Falcon as much as the next fan, there’s another little ship that has soared its way into my top […]

Notes on hope

The Last Jedi arrived at the perfect time, puncturing the creeping cultural cynicism with its indomitable message of hope. It brings the franchise full circle with Star Wars’ first outing released forty years before. In the decades since A New Hope hit screens, the world has grown increasingly […]

A love letter to The Phantom Menace

I love The Phantom Menace. This I say without shame or irony in spite of the continued hate and ridicule it attracts some twenty years after its release. I’ll admit that this appreciation, in part, comes down to timing. I was seven years old when TPM was released […]

Why Rey is not a Mary Sue

Since the release of The Force Awakens in 2015, the argument over whether protagonist Rey is a Mary Sue has waged on. The addition of The Last Jedi to the ongoing saga has only thrown fuel on the fire. But to dismiss Rey’s character in this way is […]