Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Disney takes over.

When back in 2012, George Lucas decided to sell Lucasfilm for $4.1 billion, he couldn’t have imagined how things would turn out in the long run. To give him credit, he put Kathleen Kennedy in charge, whom he had worked with over the years, and whom he wrongly thought, would try to protect his legacy. …

Return of the Jedi. Exciting Finale

The third and final Star Wars Original trilogy movie was released on May, 1983. Not surprisingly, it shot up to the Number One spot in the Box Office, accumulating a total of $480 million worldwide, a little less than the previous movie. As he’d done before with Empire Strikes Back, Lucas financed the movie himself, …

The Empire Strikes Back : Or how to make the sequel better than the original.

On May 21st, 1981, The Empire Strikes Back, the most anticipated sequel to the monster box office hit Star Wars, was released. After the massive success of Star Wars, and having already written a first draft for the upcoming sequel, Lucas recruited screenwriter Leigh Brackett, to help him refine the screenplay, and decided to offer …

Star Wars. The Space Opera to end all Space Operas

On March 25th 1977, Star Wars was released. It immediately became a financial success, grossing over $750 million worldwide in the box office, and becoming a social and cultural phenomenon. But how did this come about?. Genesis While shooting only his second feature film, American Graffiti (1973), George Lucas, a film student from USC ( …

Gerald’s Game. Dangerous mind games.

I recently saw and wrote a review about Stephen King’s latest book adaptation to the big screen; Doctor Sleep, directed by Mike Flannagan. Since I liked that movie so much, I immediately became very interested in the previous work of its director, seeing as he seems to have a knack for the Horror genre. I …

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Journey to the Dark Side

May 19th, 2005, saw the release of the last entry in George Lucas’s prequel trilogy. Of all the films in this new trilogy, this one was, by far, the most anticipated. Lucas had already touched upon the main themes of this new trilogy; the introduction of Anakin Skywalker, his training as a Jedi Knight and …

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. A middling second chapter

May 16th, 2002 saw the release of Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the second chapter in George Lucas’ prequel Trilogy. Much anticipated by the fans, as it would further develop the story of Anakin Skywalker, and would finally show a chapter in Star Wars lore that the fans had been fantasizing about ever since …

Doctor Sleep. On the footsteps of Kubrick.

When the non-at all-awaited sequel to Stephen King’s 1977 book The Shining came out back in 2013, it was inevitable that someone, in the not too distant future, would try to adapt the book for the big screen. Not surprising, considering that the book quickly rose to the top of the best-sellers list that year. …

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. An interesting but irregular prequel.

In light of the upcoming release of the most maligned Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker movie, I’ve decided to go through all of the Star Wars movies, and give my personal take on each one of them. And I’m going to begin in the most unlikely of places. I’m gonna do a …