Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a rather big disappointment for me since I did really enjoy The Force Awakens and the things J.J. Abrams setup, writer/director Rian Johnson tore right down, and this coming from a casual fan. But there are some things to like such as the production designs, visual effects and some of the performances.
Rogue One is a solid entry into the Star Wars saga and while it’s not as strong as either the Original Trilogy or The Force Awakens both in story structure and characters, it’s still one hell of an entertaining sci-fi action-er especially a fantastic third act which more than makes up for its flaws.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the latest entry into the saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker and directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season One is another fun show from Buena Vista utilizing the Star Wars history and putting a comedic twist. The plots are genuinely entertaining and voice casting well done making for a show both kids and adults will enjoy.
No Escape is an all around entertaining film perfect for a Saturday movie night. No, it doesn’t make you think or have any profound performances but the acting isn’t bad with Owen Wilson serving as a fine everyman type of character and Pierce Brosnan in his small part is a lot of fun. This is probably worthy of a rental.
Although hardly perfect, and doesn’t hold a candle to A New Hope or Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens is still an entertaining sci-fi action/adventure that not only brings back the old crew but does a great job introducing a new cast of characters as portrayed by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver.
“LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles” is a fun series and addition to the popular LEGO brand that will appeal to both kids and adults, though this one is geared toward younger viewers. Still, I had a lot fun watching these 4 episodes and look forward to future seasons.
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Season Four is a fun animated series with great action, incredible animation and well written stories (for the most part). Not sure how fanboys liked the show but for myself, as a modest fan of the franchise, I found each episode, and the season as a whole, to be enjoyable. The Blu-ray set is nice with solid audio/video transfers and some OK features.
Lego® Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is a great animated short and spoof, rivaling that of even “Robot Chicken” which in itself was funny as hell. The animation itself I didn’t find particularly special but on Blu-ray at least it shines while the audio also produces an in-depth aural experience.
“Laugh it Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy” has its moments but I think because I’m not the biggest fan of “Family Guy”, the humor didn’t quite reach me as it would others who are fans. I did find some funny scenes and gags throughout “Blue Harvest”, a few less in “Something, Something, Something Dark Side” and even less (almost nill) in “It’s a Trap”.