Excitement and Misgiving for the Star War: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer

Finally, after months of waiting, the trailer and the title for the new Star Wars movie has dropped. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. As a title, this isn’t one I think I could have predicted, the thing that shocked me even more than the title itself though was the general reaction to the trailer online; which was wholly positive.

One of the last times I spoke about the Star Wars movies in any great length, it was unfortunately a piece to lambaste the fan base for their utterly pathetic backlash in response to The Last Jedi, and their targeting of particular people they (incorrectly) deemed responsible for their displeasure. Not liking a movie if fine, acting as though they had a right to do the things that were happening is not.

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Dragon Ball: Project Z Reveal Trailer Leaves Me Totally Underwhelmed

Bandai Namco teased the release of a brand new Dragon Ball game a few weeks ago. A mysterious new Action RPG only going by the name Project Z. And with all eyes on the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals this past weekend, there was no better time for them to put out a reveal trailer. So far, whatever Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 have got cooking up, it’s not doing a whole lot for me.

Dragon Ball: Project Z Reveal Trailer Leaves Me Totally Underwhelmed

The main issue I have with what they’ve revealed thus far is that it lacks any substance, any real hook or selling point to make it stand out from games like Xenoverse 2 and Fighterz, games they, themselves name drop in this trailer.

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Solo: Thoughts on a Troubled Production

I have been pretty apprehensive of the next movie in Disney’s reinvented Star Wars franchise. When we first got the news that there was going to be a spin-off movie every other year between the main “epsiodes”, I was pretty stoked.

In my mind, I was imagining all of these old stories that I’d read in the old expanded universe getting made into feature movies. I was thinking of things like a Thrawn movie, a Darth Bane movie, the story of Revan and the Old Republic or maybe even a movie about Galen Marek. Oh, how optimistic I was. Those characters aren’t going to get their own movies, nobody even knows who most of them are.

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