Star Wars Skywalker Saga Watch and Review Blog Series Coming Soon!

Remember way back in June when I was giddy over buying and finally receiving the 4K disc version of the entire Skywalker Saga? Well, we’ve finally started watching them and we’ve decided to work our way backwards from the sequel trilogy. With the recent announcements from the Disney Investor day, I’m really hyped about things in the fandom once again and I haven’t properly reviewed the films or ranked them as yet.

So I am going to take these movies apart (in a good way) and review everything on the bonus disks that came with this beautiful set of media. Here’s a quick image of what I am talking about (if you have this collection, please let me know and maybe we can talk about it in a guest post or something?)

So yes, there are 27 discs in this collection all upgraded to be watched on 4K supported devices which is one of the reasons I wanted to buy it (it’s the first time this has been done officially). And we received our PS5 the other day so now I can actually review these properly in the way they were intended.

I’ll also be reviewing them for my movie/streaming TV series website for our podcast so it’s going to be so exciting! We watched The Rise of Skywalker last night and I have to say I was somewhat less enthusiastic than I expected to be – but more on that later on when I start my reviews.

So just a quick one today to catch up and let you know what I’m up to in the galaxy far, far away!

Stay safe out there my friends, keep creating and watching and I’ll catch you in tomorrow’s post or in the comments!

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Is The Mandalorian Carrying the Star Wars Franchise?

Do you think The Mandalorian is the best thing Lucasfilm and Disney has done in the last five or so years? Do you think its success is “carrying” the Star Wars franchise on its shoulders?

I was inspired to write this article when I saw this meme posted on one of the many subreddits for star wars that I follow:

Via Reddit

The skywalker saga’s failure to deliver

With the mixed success of the final trilogy in the Skywalker saga, fans are divided over their feelings for the three films. Most really don’t agree with any of the major plot points of the trilogy and/or think the writing was poor. Some fans are happy to have seen “Reylo” happen and others are angry that Rey became a Skywalker when the actual Skywalker by blood was killed. There are a lot of things to poke holes at, perhaps too many to say it was a successful end to the Skywalker saga.

But one thing remains clear in the fandom to date and that is that The Mandalorian is heads and shoulders above the sequel trilogy in its fandom appreciation. It is very rare to use social media as much as I do and not see someone say something negative about Star Wars. I have never seen a single person on any of the social media accounts I use say anything negative about The Mandalorian. That is powerful proof right there that the fans are more than satisfied. The only posts I regularly see are praising the creation process, the acting and the storyline of the series. Fans cannot wait for the next season to arrive.

Via EW

The mandalorian saves the franchise

So it’s fair to say that The Mandalorian is the success story the franchise needed after the sequel trilogy and they know that. Lucasfilm and Disney probably hire people to track and report on social media discussions, comments, posts and articles about their IP’s so they can capitalize on it. Pushing and promoting a successful IP is easy to do when you know the fans are frothing at the mouth to see more. Makes sense, right?

I have written about the future of the Star Wars franchise frequently, and there hasn’t been a single franchise more popular than Star Wars even with the sequel trilogy. Lucasfilm and Disney are planning to release books for the new “saga” with The High Republic. But I have doubts it will be anywhere near as popular as the Skywalker saga has been.

The Skywalker saga has had almost 40 years to run, which is a long time to keep something in the minds and hearts of its fans. But it will be interesting to see where the franchise goes in the next few years. Comparing it to Marvel’s new phase of films, the difference is that Marvel still has Spider-Man to tie-in the next phase. I suppose you could say the new saga has Yoda, but will Yoda have the same impact as Spider-Man will have for its fan-base?

Only time will tell…

Thanks for reading, keep safe out there and I’ll catch you in tomorrow’s post or in the comments if you feel like sounding off about this topic.

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The End of the Skywalker Saga confirmed… how can I let go?

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this post. Okay, well, maybe not that heavy, but for me and many Star Wars fans around the globe, the news about the Skywalker saga is definitely a blow.

According to multiple reports online  actor Oscar Isaac has spilled the “beans” a little on where the Skywalker Saga is headed in the final episode and that, my fellow Star Wars fans, is to its inevitable end.