5 Things the Star Wars Prequels Did Right

As the new Star Wars sequel trilogy's premiere draws closer and closer, it's natural to take a look at the previous films and see what lessons can be learned. There have been plenty of articles about why the original trilogy was great and what J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm should utilize from it. There have also been… » 8/20/14 10:25am 8/20/14 10:25am

Why the lightsaber battles in The Phantom Menace were the safest fight…

Blame the 3D re-release, but The Phantom Menace is now undergoing a new golden age of withering scrutiny. In this Jedi tutorial by YouTuber First Man on the Spoon, proper lightsaber safety is meticulously broken down. Remember, a good lightsaber battle has more in common with The Electric Slide than any preexisting… » 3/19/12 6:40am 3/19/12 6:40am

Star Wars: The Clone Wars will bring Darth Maul back from the dead

Killing off Darth Maul in the The Phantom Menace probably wasn't the best idea, especially when Lucas and Co. spent the greater part of the film building up the Sith, only to have him sliced in half. But true Star Wars fans know that this wasn't really the end of Darth Maul. And now the Clone Wars TV series has found… » 10/12/11 1:48pm 10/12/11 1:48pm