The Lowdown BlogCast – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

The Lowdown podcast returns with a very special episode. Rather than the usual fun and randominity that you’ve come to expect from us, we’ve a special two-and-a-half hour review of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. We cover everything from the performances to the plot to the dialogue to fan theories about Episodes VIII and IX.

This is a very spoiler-filled review. Spoilers start at about 7:45 of the podcast so this is your warning. If you’re trying to avoid The Force Awakens spoilers, don’t listen until you’ve watched the movie.

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Everything Wrong with Star Wars in 140 Minutes

Everybody had their own way to celebrate the start of a new era of Star Wars. We’re doing a bunch of Star Wars themed posts capped off by our The Force Awakens review podcast. We’ll definitely do one. It’s just a matter of synchronizing our schedules halfway around the world.

The folks over at CinemaSins did their usual thing to celebrate The Force Awakens. They did the Everything Wrong With videos for all six Star Wars movies (no love for Clone Wars?) in nine videos and over two hours worth of sins. The funny thing was that I thought this was fantastic and I’m a massive Star Wars fan.

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The Jar Jar Binks Sith Theory Explained

This theory has been floating around the internet lately but intrepid YouTuber Vincent Valentine (probably not the same one from Gaia) has compiled the evidence that fans have put forward for this one. With The Force Awakens hitting today, fans are suggesting that the big villain of the prequel trilogy was actually Jar Jar Binks. When you go over the evidence, there’s actually a pretty compelling case for suggesting that Jar Jar was more than he seemed.

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Star Wars Merchandise Fails of the Week

Instead of our normal Fails of the Week, since it’s Star Wars Week on the blog, it’s a special edition of the Star Wars Fails of the Week. While I’m sure we could have just put up Episodes I and II along with George’s changes to the original trilogy and called it a day, I thought I’d go for something more epic. Today is the weirdest, wackiest and failiest pieces of Star Wars merchandise. It’s not just Disney stuff either. LucasFilm had some odd merch too.

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