Category: movies

Anyone can wear the Mask

On my flight to Europe, I was able to see “Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse.” A really great movie, I recommend it if you haven’t seen it.

On of the themes of the movie is Miles struggling with whether or not he is worthy to be “spider-man.” He feels he is not as powerful as the other Spider-men, so how can he be worthy to held the mantle of Spider-Man.

But he is reassured that “Anyone can wear the mask.” It’s not about whether you have the power, if you have the heart and to push through the struggle, you can accomplish greatness

In my opinion, Spider-Man is BEST when it is about a teenager not only coming of age but learning what they are capable of.

Without spoilers, my favorite scene is near the end when Miles finally discovers what he is made and that has the will to become great. In that moment, Miles became Spider-Man. Not when he go his “super powers” near the beginning of the movie, but when he discovered the power in himself.

The point of “anyone can wear the mask” isn’t anyone can be Spider-Man, it is that everyone has the power to make a difference, everyone has the power to be great. We just have to discover the power within us.

Rey’s Parents

Okay… Warning… Spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead…

and Attack of the Clones.
and Empire Strikes Back.

One of the controversial reveals in lastest installment of Star Wars, is when Kylo Ren exposed to Rey that her parents were nobodies. From no where.

Some people loved this, others despise it.

Personally, I think there is more than meets the eye. I believe that Kylo is not telling the whole truth, maybe even outright lying.

In the second act of all three Star Wars movies, the “second” of the Dark Jedi have tried to turn someone strong in the force to their side.

In Last Jedi, Kylo Ren tried to manipulate Rey into thinking that she was nobody, from nowhere, worth nothing to everybody… except to him. To him, she was a way to solidify his position as the new Supreme Leader with a disciple with great power.

Of course, he is deceiving her. It’s the way of the Sith. Deception, misdirection, manipulation. They will do anything to fulfill their selfish desires for power.

BUT… there is a strong argument for the other side of this debate. That Kylo was 100% telling the truth and she has no special parentage.

In Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader uttered a line that changed cinema forever, “I am your father!” The plot twist of all plot twists. Nothing as crazy had really ever been revealed in film before. He tried to use the fact that Obi Wan had lied to Luke and that Luke’s search for a father figure and trusting mentor was over.

“You can destroy the Emperor… Join me and we can rule the galaxy as father and son!”

This was such an unbelievable revelation that Lucas and the director had to have Yoda confirm this claim in Return of the Jedi because according to their screen testing, people still didn’t believe Vader was truthful.

In Attack of the Clones, Count Dooku captured Obi Wan Kenobi, who was investigating for the Jedi Council and had found what he thought was the spider at the center of the web. While in captivity, Dooku tried to shift Obi Wan’s allegiance. Dooku told an unbelievable story about how a Sith Lord was running the Senate and if he would be allowed to continue to run free he would rule the galaxy before long.

Obi Wan scoffed at this proclamation. A Sith Lord running the Senate? Absolutely not! The Jedi would know! But in the end, Dooku was right. He told the 100% truth in his attempt to seduce Obi Wan to the dark side.

In both previous cases, Vader and Dooku told the TRUTH! 100% No lies, a little deception, maybe, but you can still deceive and still tell the truth.

So when we look at Kylo Ren’s attempt to have Rey join his side, the only other times we’ve seen a Dark Jedi try and seduce someone to the Dark Side, they told the truth. Maybe that means Kylo Ren IS telling the truth and Rey’s parents are nobody.

Either way, The Last Jedi is not the last we’ve heard of Ray’s parents. Even if it’s just a throw away line that serves to only inform the audience that yes, Kylo Ren is telling the truth.

What do you think? Is Kylo Ren lying? Are Rey’s parents someone special? Or is Kylo right, and she’s nobody from nowhere?

If she is nobody, does it bother you? Or do you love it?

A new take on a classic scene

Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.

He told me enough. He told me you killed him

No. I am your father.

No, that’s not true! That’s impossible.

Search your feelings. You KNOW it to be true!


Luke you can destroy the Emperor he as foreseen this. It is your destiny.

Join me! And together we can rule the galaxy as father and son!


And yes…. I quoted that from memory.