Favorite Solo Scene: June 2018 ComLINKS

*This post is part of a link up started by Jenmarie over at Anakin and His Angel. Each month she has a different galactic topic for us to explore and write about. This month we’re talking about our favorite scene from the new Solo movie!

“I’m going to be a pilot. Best in the galaxy.”//  Han Solo, Solo: A Star Wars Story

Warning! Solo spoilers ahead!

 

Image from Starwars.com

 

I’ll admit it, I was not thrilled when I heard that Han Solo was getting his own movie. I really wasn’t interested in the low-life of the Star Wars galaxy. Han was a cool character, but he wasn’t really one of my favorites. I really wanted a story about something I didn’t know anything about- the Old Republic or the time between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order. But as I thought about it more, I began to appreciate what the story could tell. When the trailers finally dropped, my jaw dropped along with it.

“I have a really good feeling about this.” Me too, Han. Me too!

I’ve seen the movie a total of 3 times since it came out, and have not regretted any of the viewings! The first time I saw it opening night was a blast. There’s nothing like experiencing a Star Wars film for the first time in a theater. But I really think the second and third viewings solidified my love for this movie. It’s nothing like any previous Star Wars film. No lightsabers (well, not really anyway), no Force, no talk of Jedi- all we saw was the gritty life of people living under the Empire’s iron fist. And I loved it.

 

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Picking a favorite scene was not easy. I loved watching Han and Chewie meet for the first time. I loved watching Han and Lando get introduced for the first time. (“It’s Han, actually, but that’s okay.”) I loved Lando in every scene he had, and I absolutely loved it when Han and Chewie flew together for the first time. All of those scenes were sentimental and fun.

But the scene that left me leaving the theater with questions and longing for more was the scene with Maul. Watching Clone Wars and seeing Maul return was quite a shocker, especially since everyone thought he was surely dead. I ended up loving his character arc in TCW and Rebels (especially his interactions with Ezra). But I was not expecting to see him in this movie!

 

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I about fell out of my chair! Seeing Maul involved with Crimson Dawn and seeing Qi’ra really be tied up in it gave this movie a depth it wouldn’t have had without this scene. I’m really hoping we get to see more of Maul/Qi’ra in the future (Boba Fett or Obi-Wan movie??) so we can learn more about their relationship!

Reaction to “Crimes of Grindelwald” Teaser Trailer

One of my top movies of 2016 was definitely “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Getting the chance to go back to the Wizarding World was absolutely amazing. I loved the characters, the story, and of course the beasts!

The main characters for the new Fantastic Beasts film

Image from Pottermore.com

So like most Potterheads, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the trailer for the second installment of the series! I’m hoping for a lot of things in this film, so fingers crossed it meets my expectations!

If you haven’t seen the teaser yet, you can watch it below!

Getting to see Hogwarts at the beginning was just wonderful! So much nostalgia with that! And then you see some people apparating onto Hogwarts’ grounds, so I’m interested in seeing how that happened! Maybe the rule that you couldn’t do that came after this story?

Then we see a confrontation with Dumbledore played by Jude Law. I really am loving this portrayal of him, even though I sort of thought Dumbledore would be a little more eccentric! Especially since he is in Harry Potter, but I guess we don’t see too much of him in this teaser. He still might be! Or maybe he just gets more like that as he gets older!

We then see Newt and the gang in Paris! I’m really excited to be able to see the wizarding world portrayed in all of these different countries. The various cultures intertwining with the magical communities will be so fun to watch!

We get to see a little of Grindelwald, the magical circus, and Pickett (my favorite fantastic beast!)! The trailer takes a dark turn, showing what looks like a magical stand-off/duel/battle at the end!

I was a little sad we didn’t get to see Ilvermorny (I was really hoping we’d get a glimpse of America’s wizarding school!), but we still might! I was also hoping for a little more of Grindelwald in the trailer, but I definitely don’t mind waiting for the movie to see more of him.

All in all I was very impressed with the trailer, and I’m really looking forward to November to see the movie! I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments!