I know what you might be thinking. What makes this trailer particularly good and others not? Well, this trailer doesn’t force the entire film’s plot down your throat. It leaves something to be desired – teasing you with a short sequence of scenes that don’t make a lot of sense in isolation but hint at… Continue reading Here’s an example of a good movie trailer…
Often when I take a break from writing it can be a bit of a struggle getting back into it. This is why, as much as possible, I try to avoid taking that break. Now I’m not talking the kind of writing tasks that one does on a daily basis – my day job involves… Continue reading Words, whims and writing.
The Force Awakens is quite possibly the most anticipated movie release since The Phantom Menace (1999), and unlike the first episode of the prequel trilogy, this is a Star Wars film that fully justifies its hype. This feels like the film people would have wanted when they first entered movie theatres 16 years ago expecting the… Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
If there’s one thing I haven’t liked in the lead-up to the new Star Wars movie, it’s the furore that surrounds every new little piece of footage or plot detail divulged before anyone’s had a chance to actually see the film. A lot of us would agree that spoilers are annoying. What’s curious though is… Continue reading Why (some) trailers suck.
“The dark side is a pathway to many abilities; some considered to be unnatural.” Let’s rewind ten years. I was fifteen years old. Had enjoyed the first two Star Wars prequels but knew, deep down, they weren’t perfect films. Despite the disappointment that had greeted those movies across the board, anticipation for Revenge of the… Continue reading Revenge of the Sith (2005).
“I killed them. Not just the men… but the women, and the children too. They’re animals, and I slaughtered them like animals! I hate them!!” (said by the teenager who, three years from now, will become Darth Vader. The illusion is shattered…) So this is it. Having stuttered through Anakin Skywalker’s childhood in Episode 1: The… Continue reading Attack of the Clones (2002).
“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.” Let’s establish something straight away. There are certain things about The Phantom Menace that are just atrociously bad no matter what way you look at it. One of those things is dialogue, which is not only written badly but delivered… Continue reading The Phantom Menace (1999).