Monday, October 15, 2012

Why Return of the Jedi is Awesome

It is understandable, when compared to The Empire Strikes Back, why Return of the Jedi gets some stick. Where the first sequel moved the story in exciting new directions, the closing chapter seemed derivative of the original film. But even if Return of the Jedi didn’t deliver in the same way as its predecessor, there is still plenty to love about it.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Is it Worth Getting Angry over those Cartoon Birds?

Star Wars has had many ‘mash ups’ over the past few years. To name just a few, we have seen Disney characters, the Muppets, M&M’s, Family Guy and Mr Potato Head. Now, Lucasfilm have announced a partnership with Rovio Entertainment who are producing a Star Wars Angry Birds app, with fully licensed product support. Is this a cross-over too far, or a brilliant way of combing Star Wars with a current craze?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Remembering Celebration Europe

It was finally announced last August that in 2013, six years after the first Celebration Europe, an official Star Wars event will be hitting Germany. There are scant details about Celebration Europe II available yet, so looking back at 2007’s Celebration Europe seems like the perfect way to start getting excited…