Writing Tips and Film Critique

Removing an Unnecessary Character Element

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one element of Kylo Ren's character is his penchant for throwing tantrums. He actually does it twice in the movie, which actually affects the movie negatively. The first time, his tantrum just gets in the way of an emergency that occurs on the Millennium Falcon. The second time, Kylo's… Continue reading Removing an Unnecessary Character Element

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Taking the Clown Out of Finn

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post concerning what I referred to as The Tragedy of FN-2187. In that post, I talk about the poor execution of the character Finn in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. In the first of my Taking the Mary Sue Out of Rey videos, I touched on… Continue reading Taking the Clown Out of Finn

Writing Tips and Film Critique

I Think This Is About As Positive As I’ll Get With Modern-Era Star Wars

After watching Star Wars: The Phantom Menace a few times to get an idea of why some people have said the film is boring, I decided to go back and watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, just out of curiosity as to how it compares to The Phantom Menace, seeing as how I hear some… Continue reading I Think This Is About As Positive As I’ll Get With Modern-Era Star Wars

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The Tragedy of FN-2187, Finn: How Not to Handle a Character

Now that the circle is complete on Disney’s Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, we can look back on it without hearing the classic excuse, “They’ll fix it in the next film.” There is no next film. The trilogy is finished. We got what we got, and unfortunately, what we got was a lot of good intentions… Continue reading The Tragedy of FN-2187, Finn: How Not to Handle a Character

Writing Tips and Film Critique

The Fix Awakens, or, How To Respect First-Time Moments In Storytelling

Early next year, I will be taking a class called Digital Video Editing, to learn how to use Adobe Premiere, and since today is the third anniversary of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I figured it would be cool to imagine what changes I would make to the film. This is a movie that has… Continue reading The Fix Awakens, or, How To Respect First-Time Moments In Storytelling