6 Reasons The New 'Star Wars' Movie Is Unlike Any Other

6 Reasons The New 'Star Wars' Movie Is Unlike Any Other

Also 6 reasons why I sobbed during probably half of the entire movie.
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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi came out in theaters on December 15, and people are already going a little crazy over it. This movie has definitely divided the fan-base. Half of the people have absolutely loved it, while the other half think it is way too different from the other Star Wars movies.

Although I am by far not the biggest Star Wars nerd on the planet, I do love the series and the characters so much. I think the newest film is one of the best Star Wars films ever. I loved every part of it. It is very different from the other movies in the franchise, but that's what I think makes it so amazing. It's fresh and new. There are things that have never happened in any other Star Wars films that happen in this one.

While new can be scary and confusing sometimes when it comes to a fantasy world, it's also incredibly exciting. This is an entirely fictional fantasy world! The opportunities for new things are limitless.

So here are six reasons why I think The Last Jedi amazing, and also the six reasons why I sobbed during probably half of the entire movie. Also, SPOILERS AHEAD (if that wasn't already obvious).

1. The cute romance between Finn and Rose

Now I think all of us were expecting Finn and Rey to be an item after we saw The Force Awakens, but I totally ship this love affair over "Fey" any day. Rose saved Finn's life, and almost took her own in the process! Also, I'm always down for an interracial relationship so FINN + ROSE = 4EVER <3.

2. The epic fight scenes

Okay, I know that Star Wars has always had some pretty bad ass fight scenes, but these were pretty amazing. First off, Kylo Ren and Rey killing the Supreme Leader and then fighting off his entourage of red dudes? Fucking incredible. And the fight scene between Finn and Captain Phasma!! (even though I wish we could've had more Gwendolyn Christie because she is my #queen.)

3. The internal conflict of Light versus Dark

This conflict happens three major characters; Kylo Ren, Rey, and even Luke Skywalker. This internal conflict is so interesting, and the only other time we've seen this is with Anakin Skywalker, but that's no fun because we all know how he ends up (in case you're living under a rock, Anakin is Darth Vader.) It's incredible to see these characters that should automatically be the hero and the villain struggle with their own morality and decisions to be good or bad. It shows that no one can be either or.

4. Luke's death

We all knew it had to come eventually, but I think we can rank his death as the most incredible of any Star Wars character. After using the force to stall Kylo Ren so that the Rebellion could get the fuck out and save themselves from being annihilated by the first order, he dies. The last thing he did in his human form was save his people and his friends. It was a beautiful moment, but I'm sure this won't be the last time we get to see Luke because apparently Jedis can come back as ghosts and fuck shit up (like Yoda!!!).

5. Rey's parentage

I don't know about everyone else, but I was definitely expecting Kylo Ren and Rey to be siblings. However, when Kylo told Rey that she came from basically trash who sold her for booze and shit, I wasn't disappointed. Almost all of the important characters in this world are somehow related, so it's really awesome to see that this random orphan girl can be the last fucking Jedi!!!

6. Everything Princess Leia did

Let's just say everytime Carrie Fisher was on the screen, I was crying. When she flew through space to save herself?? That was absolutely magical. And after Luke died, she was at peace. Leia has now lost every single person she loves basically; first, her son Ben went to the dark side, then he killed his father/her husband Han Solo, and now Luke is dead! But this woman is still strong as hell and is going to lead the Rebellion to the end! I'm so so happy with how the directors of the movies showcased Carrie's performance. It was magical, beautiful, and inspiring.

Everything about this film did it for me. From the cute little creatures that lived on Ahch-To, to every badass female character, to the bromance between Po and BB-8, to the humor that was squeezed into almost every scene. I loved it. I can't wait until episode IX!

Cover Image Credit: Wikimedia

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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Things To Do When You're So Bored All You Want To Do Is Cry

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Everyone has times when they have nothing to do and boredom strikes way too hard. From experience, I have found some top things to do when you literally have nothing else to do!

1. Clean

Not super fun, but will keep you busy.

2. Netflix

Find a new show to binge watch. Watched them all? Rewatch something you haven't seen in a while!

3. Shopping

Retail therapy can always keep you busy.

4. Make a home cooked meal

Spend some time in the kitchen and make something yummy! Even invite some friends.

5. Visit friends/ family

Pop in on some people you care about that you haven't seen in a while!

6. Write

Writing is something we all do and is a great way to express ourselves!

7. Exercise

Hit the gym or go for walk, do something to keep you nice and fit.

8. Volunteer

Go to an animal shelter, food bank, museums, or anywhere in your area that needs help.

9. Look for a job

If you're bored, maybe getting a part time job will keep you a little occupied. Plus it's extra money in your pocket.

10. Draw/ do something artsy

Even if you think you're a bad artist, drawing is something fun to do! You'll get better in time.

11. Join an Odyssey Team!

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