When the consciousness of a Jedi Master survives death, that Jedi Master can come back to guide the living. This is a big deal. It's a tremendous advantage for the Rebel Alliance in the original trilogy, and it should be a continuing advantage for the Resistance in the new films.
The Force has awoken within its hero, Rey. We have a multilayered and complex heroine at the forefront of the action, who serves as the heart of the storyline, not relegated to being a "sideshow badass" as too many female characters in action and science fiction cinema have been.
While most would agree that Ren could never fill Darth Vader's black boots, he seems to be a suitable successor for this and subsequent sequels. But although Kylo Ren is a great new heir to the dark side, I do have some critiques about his characterization (or lack thereof).
The feasibility and combat applications of this imaginary weapon not withstanding, let's take a look at some hands-on, practical lightsaber possibilities here on Earth -- assuming one could actually be built.
Chibuihem Amalaha claims he has used science and magnets to prove that marriage equality is wrong, so I thought I would use Star Wars and the concept of the Force to prove how being against marriage equality is wrong.
May 4 is unofficially "Star Wars Day." In other words, it's the only time of the year -- other than Comic-Con -- that grown adults can run around with plastic blaster rifles and carry on conversations in Ewokese without ridicule.
Canterbury, known to some as Obi-Wan Canternobi, must have witnessed some sort of horrible crime at a Toys "R" Us store, because he did what any honorable Jedi would do and acted to stop it -- unsheathing both of his deadly lightsabers and attacking three would-be perpetrators.
Throughout music history, there have been many duos who have broken out larger than your next door neighbor's prepubescent kid. The Kickdrums and The Last Royals may very well be the next pairs to pop.
Giving up everything and dedicating your live to a monastic way of life might be one way to find inner abundance, but this article isn't for those people. It's for those who live in the world, but are not of it.