By Paul Anthony
I still can’t believe this is true, the passing of two great Great actresses, a daughter then a mother, the entertainment industry lost two great women in a two day span. I saw other bloggers saying Princess Leia has passed away but then I remembered that Leia is a character and not a real person.
In fact Carrie Fisher was the one who passed away from a cardiac arrest on a plane when she was traveling from London to Los Angles, she was touring Europe promoting her book.After I read these articles informing us she was gone I felt lost, she was a lovable person and a great talent, sure she rose to fame with Star Wars but she would go to have a very productive career from 1975 to her passing, she was 60 years young and should have had more time on this planet.
The scary thing about cardiac arrests is if you don’t do something in the first few minutes then death is almost guaranteed, even on life support she passed away.Like I stated before I feel remembering just one of many roles and calling her by that character name is insulting to the person that she was. I am still left speechless because her passing was a stunner.
She made Leia such a important character in a series for which had Harrison Ford and focused on the Character Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Give all that credit to Carrie herself, her great ablity to make a strong leader look even stronger just one of her many talents as a actress but when you come from a acting family you have to bring your A game.
Carrie was the daughter to Debbie Reynolds who sadly passed away just a day after her daughter passed away, its been reported her cause of death was a stroke but her Carrie’s brother stated his mother’s last words were she wanted to be with Carrie, so maybe her real cause of death was a broken heart.
Debbie came to fame in the early 50’s and 60’s and continue throughout her life, my generation may remember her for her role in the Disney tv film franchise Halloween where she played the main character grandmother.
I can’t act like I know the pain that their family is going through, to lose two members in a day during this holiday season, I want to send my thoughts to their family and I want to give a direct message to them.
Your family was a great talent, that won’t ever be replace, they legends and they will never be forgotten, I wish the news was wrong and this was all just a bad dream but i know this wasn’t, the work they did was unbelievable and I believe future acters and acteresses will look at what they did and follow in their footsteps, people should try and be like Debbie and Carrie but in the end no one can ever be like that, this is truly a great loss and fans that span over generations will them, I know I will, I hope and pray your family will recover and remember them because they will forever be remembered in in your hearts.
Carrie Fisher October 21st 1956 to December 27th 2016 , Debbie Reynolds April 1st 1932 to December 28th 2016
Gone but not Forgotten
By Paul Anthony
When Disney bought LucasFilm, The Star Wars film franchise was reborn, it was not hard to figure out that more Star Wars films would come out and why not, there were so many stories to tell and so many characters to explore and then we got Force Awakens and many of us clearly hungry for it and the film lived up to the hype that was surrounding it. We would soon find out that Disney would plan to release films that aren’t part of the main saga which is the SkyWalker family saga and the first film would be Rogue One.
That’s right we finally got a movie that would show us how the Rebels got the plans to the Death Star, that Luke used to blow it up in A New Hope. That’s right in the New Hope opening crawl, the paragraph that tells us that the rebels have the Death Star plans, we got a nearly two and half hour-long movie out of that little paragraph. Could the film live up to the hype?
Indeed there was a lot of hype because of the time frame it was in. People I believe got excited for the fact that Darth Vader could be in it, we all know that he was one of the most powerful character and the most iconic character in the franchise. I knew for starters that if Vader would be in this film, he needed to be a Bad Ass because the time it was taking place. I understand that they wanted to stay away from the SkyWalker name but it’s very hard to avoid Darth Vader.
For starters Rogue One was a good film and you should see it, I am giving it 3 stars and here is why. The fight scenes were very well done and the very little use of CGI was good, The story was average at best but they weren’t given a lot to work with. Darth Vader had two scenes with a combine scream time of ten minutes and stole the film, We got the Vader we needed and not the David Prowes of A New Hope.
Here are a few things that I Believe hurt the film. For Starters There was no proper build up with the Rebels nor was there any good Character depth and very little dialog with certain characters. No true emotions to connect with the audience. Also we may have wanted another Star Wars film but this one wasn’t the one we needed. I Believe what hurt the most was the fact that we knew the rebels would win this battle only thing we didn’t know forsure was that all the rebels would die, but considering we haven’t seen them characters in New Hope kind have gave us the big clue.
Regardless of the negavity we are going to get a high dollar count. In fact in it’s opening weekend it managed to make 290 million off of a 200 budget, making it a success. for disney and won’t have much competion over the next few weeks.
If your a true fan you may want to see it, there are some great cameos on top of Darth Vader scenes, However le’ts be honest this film was a good fix until we get epeisode 8.