Review and Analysis of Last Shot

Last Shot (Star Wars): A Han and Lando Novel by [Older, Daniel José]

First, sorry about the low frequency of posts. I just started a new job and am still trying to get into a rhythm. Anyway, Last Shot came out almost three weeks ago and I finally finished it last weekend and I put together a combined review and analysis. The first section does not contain spoilers and functions more as a review.

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Solo: Millennium Falcon Curiosities (Possible Spoilers)

The release of Solo: A Star Wars Story is only about a month away and there’s been plenty to speculate about, most notably regarding the flagship Millennium Falcon. 

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS

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An Examination of the Dark Side of the Force

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One of the most important concepts in the Galaxy Far Far Away is the dark side of the Force. Confusingly, it’s been presented in two seemingly contradictory ways in Canon – a corruption of the Force, but also as a natural side of the Force. In this article I’ll explore how the dark side has been portrayed through the evolution of the franchise. In a future article, I’ll take a look at and speculate about the two conceptions of the dark side.

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The Last Jedi: Luke’s Third Lesson

Introduction

After watching The Last Jedi again after its home release, I’ve realized that the Third Lesson is essentially the theme of the movie as a whole. The lesson involves fighting for the galaxy as a whole, and not making family your bottom-line motivator. It’s a battle between Luke and Kylo Ren to turn Rey to one end or the other, and Rey represents the audience. The Third Lesson was not only taught to Rey, but it was taught to us as the viewers.

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TLJ Novelization Dialog Hinting at the Backstory?

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For the most part, the dialog in the adult novelization reflects the movie. There are some places with additional dialog and one particular addition caught my eye.

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The Last Jedi Production Mysteries

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The DVD is set to drop in a few weeks with 14 deleted scenes and some mysteries, like what happened to the third lesson, will be cleared. Yet there is still what appears to be an entire sequence unaccounted for.

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