Screen Junkies » Han Solo http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:35:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Harrison Ford Sidelined By ‘Star Wars’ Injury For A Few Months http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harrison-ford-sidelined-by-star-wars-injury-for-a-few-months/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harrison-ford-sidelined-by-star-wars-injury-for-a-few-months/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:55:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262309 You'd think they could just strap him to Chewbacca's back.

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Even with the aid of “medicinal” marijuana, Harrison Ford has a long road to recovery after the Millenium Falcon crushed his leg last week. The 71-year-old actor broke his ankle on the Star Wars: Episode VII set when a hydraulic door on the spaceship malfunctioned and fell on him. It’s expected that Han Solo will miss “as many as eight weeks of filming” though his time in traction will not impact the release date of Dec. 18, 2015.

I’m not a doctor or anything but you’d think they’d just strap him to Chewbacca‘s back. (CBC)

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8 Things From ‘Star Wars’ More Unethical Than Han Shooting First http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/8-things-from-star-wars-more-unethical-than-han-shooting-first/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/8-things-from-star-wars-more-unethical-than-han-shooting-first/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:24:44 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245128 George Lucas leads us to believe that space is mostly a vast moral grey area.

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As George Lucas continues to, more than a decade after making the “fix,” dig himself a deeper hole through his insistence that Han Solo didn’t shoot first, he opens himself up to more and more scrutiny. He seems to obsess over taking the moral high road over shooting a skeezy bounty hunter, while far more serious trespasses take place over the six films.

So while he can continue to prattle on about Han shooting in self-defense, let’s look at nine other elephants in the room that demonstrate that these galaxies far, far away don’t adhere to the same strict moral code that we here in present day ‘merica do.

8. Using An Army Of Clones

How are the Jedi OK with this? Aside from the fact that no one really knew who made the clones, doesn’t Yoda have any qualms about the fact that these soldiers were raised in pods and have life outside of battle? It’s one thing to raise an army. It’s another to use a bunch of slaves you made in a test tube.

7. Animal Abuse

Killing a savage bounty hunter is totally verboten in Lucasland, but picking off womp rats is just innocent “boys will be boys” fun? That’s crap. Luke Skywalker‘s predilection towards killing animals should indicate that not only is he not fit to lead a rebellion, but probably shouldn’t be someone you’re hanging out with in any capacity. And let’s not forget Han Solo’s total disregard for the life of his poor Tauntaun.

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9 Things George Lucas Denies Besides Han Shooting First http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-things-george-lucas-denies-besides-han-shooting-first/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-things-george-lucas-denies-besides-han-shooting-first/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:34:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245076 HAN SHOT FIRST!

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George Lucas spoke again recently, which means that, of course, he angered nerds all over the world. His recent statements regard the fervent “Han Shot First” controversy. Lucas claims that not only did he redesign the scene where Greedo captures Han Solo for A New Hope’s special edition, but he now says it was always that way, and Greedo was always meant to shoot first. Even though anybody with eyeballs in their head can see that is not the case, and that Han Solo is a badass.

Why is George Lucas holding on to this clearly false view? And what is he hiding? Screen Junkies investigated, and found these nine other George Lucas denials.

The Existence of the Skywalker Ranch Ghost

Visitors to Skywalker Ranch may notice some strange occurrences. It’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of movement out of the corner of your eye or feel a presence behind you when walking the hallways at night. Though when you turn, there is no one there. Some eyewitnesses have reported seeing an opaque, glowing woman pleading for help. George Lucas explains that this is just test footage for Princess Leia‘s hologram transmission to Obi-Wan Kenobi. But it just doesn’t add up.

The Holocaust (On Alderaan)

Though there is clearly filmic proof of the Death Star firing upon Alderaan and killing its entire population, George Lucas has been an outspoken Holocaust (on Alderaan) denier. “The Holocaust (on Alderaan) didn’t happen,” claims Lucas. “The explosion of the planet was an inside job which the Empire had no hand in.” He also purports there is a conspiracy in the Cloud City of Bespin that Lando Calrissian has stockpiled thousands of plastic bins alleged to be used for the mass burials of suspected rebels.

Chip Double-Dipping

Deny. Deny. Deny.

That’s George Lucas’s top three rules when called out for the double-dipping of a cracker, chip, or baby carrot while at functions that offer hummus or ranch dip. It’s not even worth accusing him anymore as he can use Industrial Light & Magic to digitally cover up any wrongdoing. Best bet is to just get to the dip before him and ration out your own amount, or avoid it entirely.

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MILLENNIUM FALCON FOUND AT BOTTOM OF BALTIC SEA!!! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/millenium-falcon-found/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/millenium-falcon-found/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:56:19 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=244277 This is the ship we're looking for.

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A group of treasure hunters (sweet) were presumably hunting for treasure when they came across what is definitely the Star Wars vessel the Millenium Falcon on the floor of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. In related news, that’s almost exactly where I told people it would be. I was telling people that I thought it would be very near the coast of Denmark, which it pretty much is.

The item that is absolutely the Millenium Falcon is thought to be 197 feet wide and is submerged in 250 feet of water, with track marks of upturned sea floor 1,600 feet long, indicating that the object crashed. You know, like a spaceship would.

Many are speculating what could be inside the Millennium Falcon, but I’ll save everyone from the suspense. You’re going to find a regular-sized skeleton wearing a black vest and a giant skeleton with a bandolier over its left shoulder.

With that mystery solved, we should probably get to work on cloning them, no?

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Nude Girl Buys Horse, Shoots It, Then Resides In Its Corpse A La ‘Empire Strikes Back’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nude-girl-buys-horse-shoots-it-then-resides-in-its-corpse-a-la-empire-strikes-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nude-girl-buys-horse-shoots-it-then-resides-in-its-corpse-a-la-empire-strikes-back/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:07:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=234975 Yeah, we got pictures.

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A 21 year-old Portland nudist girl by the name of Jasha Lottin doesn’t see what the big fuss is about. All she did was buy and kill a horse in order to pose nude inside its bloody carcass. I mean, it’s not like she didn’t eat the horse when she was done – she did. But relax, everyone. It was for an art project.

Is it just me, or does this sound like EXACTLY the type of thing that a Portland nudist would have an issue with?

If the notion of stuffing yourself inside a bloody animal sounds familiar, it’s probably because Han Solo stuffed Luke Skywalker inside a dead Tauntaun to keep him warm in Empire Strikes Back.

Lottin shot the horse (it was 32 and already scheduled to be euthanized, if that helps) and crawled inside it so that she could be “one with the animal.” Well, I hope she achieved that after replacing the horse’s intestines with her own, warm, naked body.

Don’t get me wrong, I like cute naked girls covered in horse blood, it’s just that this seems a little “on the nose.” It’s probably the guts and the fact that she crammed herself inside a dead f*cking horse.

Click the image below for more pics…

(A.V. Club)

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George Lucas’ 8 Most Irritating Changes To The ‘Star Wars’ Films http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/george-lucass-8-most-irritating-changes-to-the-star-wars-films/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/george-lucass-8-most-irritating-changes-to-the-star-wars-films/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:21:35 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225914 Enough already, beard-o!

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I was a senior in high school when George Lucas unleashed the Star Wars Special Edition on the world. My excitement to finally see the trilogy in its expanded form quickly evaporated when I saw Greedo shoot first. Since then, Lucas has continued to touch my childhood in its no-no spot every couple years or so. With the impending release of the Star Wars saga to Blu-Ray on September 12, get ready for a whole new round of pointless and irritating changes to what used to be the raddest sci-fi trilogy going.

Arbitrary Dialogue Changes Too Numerous to Count

One thing Lucas loves to do every time he edits Star Wars is to change dialogue in seemingly arbitrary ways. It’s not really clear why “Blast it, Wedge, where are you?” gets changed to “Blast it, Biggs, where are you?,” nor what difference having C-3PO say “and” before “do take care of yourself” makes, but apparently it’s a big deal to George.

Title Changes

Back in the day, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was known simply as “Star Wars.” Of course, back in the day, Star Wars was just a fun movie to watch and an excuse to use Whiffle bats as light sabres. Somewhere along the line George Lucas started seeing his work as some kind of socially relevant epic. Accordingly, he not only started giving the films incredibly pretentious names, he actually went back and changed the titles of previously released films.

Greedo Shoots First

This was the irritating change for nearly a decade. Somewhere along the line, Lucas decided that Han Solo was a noble knight instead of a charming rake. Accordingly, he couldn’t dare shoot first at a bounty hunter trying to claim him for a disgusting space worm. This change isn’t minor or insignificant. It completely alters the character of Han Solo. Why not have him tell Leia “I love you, too” while we’re at it?

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