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Why Porgs Were Created for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Though it seems like Porgs were created as a great way to sell toys, similar to Ewoks in Return of the Jedi, Porgs had a very functional role in the latest installment of Star Wars.

According to the films’ creators, they were faced with a challenge when filming on the island where Luke took up residence. That challenge was being able to film the natural environment while respecting the natural wildlife.

The Puffin is a bird native to the island and were vast in numbers. To the point where it was impossible to shoot without them being seen on film. The filmmakers decided the best way to camouflage the Puffins were to create a new animal that would blend in with the natural environment and from this, Porgs were born.

Audiences, regardless of how they felt about the film itself, tend to agree that these fun and adorable creatures were a highlight of the film…and provide a great source of protein for Wookies.

“Rogue One” Digital/Blu Ray Review

The first full length feature Star Wars film to take place outside of the linear timeline is now available on Blu Ray and Digital!

I’m super excited to be reviewing this film because it was one of my favorite movies of 2016.

For those you haven’t seen it yet, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place in tandem with A New Hope, the original film from 1977.

In Rogue One, we follow a group of rebels who work to acquire the Death Star plans for the Rebellion. Without those plans, Luke Skywalker and crew wouldn’t have had the means to attack the space station and inflict the damage in the infamous trench run scenes.

Rogue One introduces us to a slew of awesome new characters like Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) who fans are sure to fall in love with. other cast members include Donny Yen and Forest Whitaker.

As with all Star Wars and Disney movies, a lot of bonus content is packed in which make purchasing this movie worthwhile over waiting for it to hit one of the streaming services. Though I would have liked to see more commentary features, there is some amazing content packed in to justify the price in my opinion (see below for full list).

I have to admit, when I found out that Disney would be leaving the linear storyline for side stories and character films, I was a bit skeptical. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has proven that you can make a robust film within the Star Wars Universe without having to stick to the main timeline and character lineup.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is available NOW on Blu Ray and Digital. Continue reading

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as Told by Emoji

Star Wars The Force Awakens as told by Emoji

We’ve seen movies like Aladdin, Frozen and Tangled as told by emoji, but this week, Disney has released Star Wars: The Force Awakens as told by emoji in celebration of May the 4th…AKA, Star Wars Day.

Join emoji-fied versions of Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Princess Leia and more Star Wars characters as they retell The Force Awakens, while we all wait for Rogue One.

Check out the video below!

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Blu Ray Review

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu Ray

We were fortunate enough to get our hands on an early copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu Ray last week and, having already seen the film 3 times in theaters, I went straight to the bonus content to see what kind of features were included…I was blown away.

Anyone who is a fan of Star Wars, or those who love seeing how films are produced in general, will find themselves in paradise when viewing the bonus content on the SWTFA Blu Ray. A film of this magnitude brought together through a mix of both modern CGI as well as traditional makeup and puppeteering sets the stage for some wonderful content for fans of the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Behind the Scenes

Do you wonder how BB-8 was constructed? How Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm went down? What kind of Lightsaber training went into the infamous “Snow Fight”?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then owning the SWTFA Blu Ray shouldn’t even be a question.

On top of the added features, there are also a bunch of deleted scenes, including a scene where Kylo Ren searches the Millennium Falcon.

There are literally hours of bonus content in addition to the movie itself and the Digital HD copy.

A full list of the bonus content includes: Continue reading

“Star Wars” Tsum Tsums to Release February 16th

Star Wars Tsum Tsum

Disney Store has confirmed that all of your favorite characters from a galaxy far far away will be released in Tsum Tsum form in just 2 weeks!

The Star Wars set will consist of 12 characters in the small size as well as 8 in the medium and large sizes.

  • Luke Skywalker
  • Princess Leia
  • Han Solo
  • Chewbacca
  • R2-D2
  • C-3PO
  • Yoda
  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • Jabba the Hutt
  • Stormtrooper
  • Wicket the Ewok

You can find them at your local Disney Store or online at DisneyStore.com on February 16th.

Kylo Ren Coming to Disney Parks

Kylo Ren Disneyland

Disney has announced that a character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be taking residence at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

The Parks have confirmed that Guests will be able to “face off against Kylo Ren” in the Star Wars Launch Bay who will be greeting attendees on the bridge of the First Order’s Star Destroyer.

The new meet and greet experience will begin starting next month at both parks!

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Joins Disney Infinity 3.0 Lineup


This week, Disney has announced its newest edition to Disney Infinity 3.0 which will add content for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

With just 2 months standing between fans and the release of the 7th Star Wars film, this news is likely to generate some excitement within the Disney Infinity community.

Not only will 4 additional figures be added to the lineup but a 3rd Star Wars play set has been added to gamers can enter the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens themselves in addition to the play sets that support the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy.

Since the play set will include storylines from the film, the play set and figures will coincide with the launch of the film to be released on December 18th.

Check out the Rylo Ken, Poe Dameron, Rey and Finn figures below and let us know what you think! Pre orders have already begun at Best Buy and Amazon.

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