My son desperately wants to be a Jawa for our upcoming May the Fourth Party. He is about the right height, and has about the right temperament (he loves to instigate trouble ) so the fit is perfect. He has been practicing for months, walking around saying… Hutini! Fustini! Wutini! Rotini!
Brash, handsome, sullen and a total know-it-all. Anakin is devastatingly charming when he wants to be, but seems to have a big chip on his shoulder the rest of the time.
There is a lot of Anakin bashing regarding the prequels, but I think most of it is unfair. If you think about it, Anakin behaves pretty much like any normal teenagers (he was about 19 in Attack of the Clones). He struggles with insecurity, while at the same time he acts like he is infallible and invincible. He knows he has this amazing ability, but like most kids, does not have a clue how to appropriately use his talent.
Darth Maul has seen a big resurgence in the past couple of weeks with the release of the Star Wars fan film Darth Maul: Apprentice by Shawn Bu. I’m glad! (And if you haven’t seen it, take a look here)
Though I don’t hate the prequels (as many do), I do think they have their problems. One of the biggest being how little screen time Darth Maul is given. A back story, as well as more scenes to set up his skills, abilities and “evilness” would have gone a long way to add suspense and urgency to The Phantom Menace.
The big question on everybody’s mind when The Force Awakens movie posters came out was: Where is Luke? Well, we now know there was a reason he was missing from the posters (BTW, brilliant marketing guys!), and just like the movie, we have been saving Luke for the very, very end. Today is the last of our The Force Awakens pixel pattern series.
Bigger, badder, and just like all of Kylo Ren’s and General Hux’s ideas, completely over the top.
I can imagine their brainstorming session:
KR: The Death Star was really cool. Darth Vader was a genius.
GH: Hrmph, he failed! He was not thinking BIG enough.
KR: WOAH! You mean A BIGGER Death Star?
GH: Yes. The problem with the first 2 Death Stars was that they were not big enough to conquer the universe. The New Order is more powerful than the Empire ever was, and as such we need something that will cause the appropriate fear and destruction throughout the galaxy. We need a (Hux almost whispers)… Starkiller Base… made from a real planet.
KR: #$&*#(@ BADASS!
(Official Star Wars people: if you want to hire me for writing dialog on Episode VIII, you know how to find me)
There has been more speculation about Snoke’s identity than pretty much anything else in The Force Awakens.
Is he alive (and shown as a hologram), or dead (i.e. a spirit/”space ghost” like Yoda and Obi-Wan)? Is he Vader? The Emperor? Obviously, he is not Porkins.
Andy Serkis was quoted as saying that Snoke is a new character, so maybe any and all speculation is pointless. Still, my favorite theory is that Snoke is the “dead” Darth Plagueis, re-appearing as a “space ghost”.