Nov
25
2019
1

OK, flying Stormtroopers are kind of cool.

That was a cool visual trick that they did to make me think for a moment that the cycles had been disabled somehow, only they weren’t. And, hey: flying Stormtroopers. How long ago should these have shown up in Star Wars, again?

Moe Lane

PS: ALL vehicles in Star Wars are absurd. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

May
05
2018
3

Disney movie advance ticket sales surpasses other Disney movie but not other other Disney movie.

Disney must find all of this entertaining: “Tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story went on sale Thursday night and the first 24 hours of presales have already doubled Marvel’s megahit Black Panther, according to Fandango. Yet Solo can’t top first-day presales for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which remains the fastest-selling film of the year in these early metrics.” Especially since ‘megahit’ is unlikely to be applied to Solo, even if it makes more money than Rogue One did.

Why? Ah.  Well, how do I put this tactfully? There are societal expectations for Star Wars movies. Making over a billion dollars per movie isn’t exceeding them; it’s the bare minimum for fulfilling them.  This doesn’t bother Disney, because while they do like making movies (if they didn’t, they’d never make good ones) they really do like making movies that bring in the cash.  Which is probably what they’re going to do with Solo.




Apr
09
2018
8

The new ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ trailer.

I’ll be honest: I want to hate this trailer.

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