Friday, February 28, 2014

Who Does This Remind You Of?

(Originally Written for Jedi News)

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I am not a bandwagon jumper.

Yes, I am a huge fan of many popular franchises, but I came into them on my own terms. In fact, I have a history of avoiding things that would later become some of my favorites simply because people startle me by never shutting up about it. One prime example is the Harry Potter series. I avoided it like the plague until I saw a trailer for the first film and thought it looked interesting enough to check out. Today, it’s perhaps my favorite book series of all time.

Even my beloved Star Wars started out as just this thing everyone kept quoting. It wasn’t until the Special Editions were coming out that I decided it was about time I gave it a chance. As you can see, I never looked back.

"Very Special Indeed."

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

So yeah, Frozen. That's a thing that happened.

Spoilers Ahead.

Anniversaries Further Postponed

It's times like this that I kind of want to give up the Anniversaries. They take a long time to research, and then I often don't have enough to say.

I've barely had any computer time to myself because my wife needs my laptop for homework, which is kind of more important. She'll be getting a new desktop in the beginning of March, which might give me more time to catch up.

So if my dear readers give me enough comments saying they miss them, the Anniversary reviews will be coming back sometime in March - all caught up.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Don't Bring a Kid to a Gunfight

(Originally Written for Jedi News)

You can love a movie more than any other. It can be your absolute favorite film in the world. And yet, there will always be one criticism someone can put forth that, for whatever reason, you kind of have to concede.

When it comes to the Phantom Menace, there is one little thing that gets brought up that I do have to admit is pretty silly: Why, oh why, wise old Qui-Gon Jinn, did you have to bring Anakin Skywalker – a nine year old boy – into an occupied city with heavily armed freedom fighters? Seems a pretty “derp” moment for the Jedi master.

"Ahhh I'mgonnadieI'mgonnadieI'mgonnadie!"

But this column isn’t about acquiescing to critics! This column is about celebrating I-III in all their glory!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Leave Jake Alone!

[So sorry about not delivering on those other things I promised this week, and that this one's a day late. Things are still hectic over here!]

(Originally Written for Jedi News)

Seriously, folks. Don’t make me cry this to a camcorder.

Leave Jake Lloyd alone already.