A volcanic planet that was colonized by the Empire for a stormtrooper facility. Ivarujar suffered a devastating eruption in either 5 or 6 ABY which flooded the capital city with lava and heavily polluted the sky with ash (think Space Pompeii). Lieutenant Commander Ciena Ree, a TIE pilot, rescued 40 civilians from the ruins despite receiving censure; those civilians found their way to the Hosnian system, where some opened businesses selling their spicy street foods, including Leia’s favorite takeout: Ivarujari noodles.
250 Films Challenge || 28/50 Favorite Films - Grease (1978)
This movie really means a lot to me. In 1998 they released it in theaters for the 20th anniversary, and I went to see it with my dad. It was the first movie I really remember seeing with him, and he was so excited to take me to see it. I fell in love with it, the songs, the dancing, John Travolta. This is where my deep rooted love for rockabilly and greasers began. I can’t even count how many times I’ve watched it since that first viewing! It also made me a life-long fan of John Travolta. He’s pretty much golden in my eyes (my mom showed me Saturday Night Fever and Welcome Back Kotter a few years later, absolutely cemented my love). As a young adult, I just love watching and enjoying movies that my parents watched and enjoyed when they were my age. Thank you Grease!
Am I the only one that thinks this is our first showing of Page 250? The trailer rather cleverly makes it look like he’s aiming at Ava Paige (same lighting and similar backgrounds could make it look like the same scene), but then I thought, would Thomas really look this visibly distressed and upset over killing her when at the end of The Scorch Trials, he was quite determined to just rid of her? That led me to think that this is the page I’ve been dreading since the very first time I discovered that the series would be adapted into a film franchise. We don’t see who Thomas is aiming at, and a part of me thinks it’s Newt. I hope it transitions more into a similar scene that’s in the book with near identical dialogue, because whilst incredibly heartbreaking, I think it’s vital to the story that was told. Besides, Dylan O’Brien and Thomas Brodie Sangster are tremendous actors with very good chemistry on screen and in interviews, so I think it could be very powerful to watch and would stick with me for years, especially if the whole scene itself, the set up, the acting, the lighting, the music, the cinematography, the whole composition, is brought together incredibly well.
Either way, I hope they kept this page. I may have been angry and heartbroken, I may have damaged my book when I first read it and thought Newt deserved better, but there is no other scene in any book that I’ve ever read (and believe me, there’s many), that’s impacted me and stuck with me quite like this one.
Newt will forever be one of my favorite characters to ever grace the pages of my books and to grace the film screen.
Side note though, if they kill Newt and not Teresa I’ll be bloody pissed. Her death was so unnecessary, yes, but I refuse to have one die and not the other. I’ll be well bitter. Also, I’ll probably cry if on the DVD, there’s footage of Dylan and Thomas talking about page 250, finding out about it (since apparently neither at one point had read the third book and therefore didn’t know of Newt’s fate), and if they’re joking around whilst shooting the scene like the dorks they are together.
Oh, and I’d love a bonfire 3.0 (is that even a thing?), that isn’t cut, and maybe with an added handhold or kiss, or a hug. I’m reaching but it’s out of desperation and being deprived of my ship for so long, okay?
Also, as a last note, did I also witness the scene that I think was what injured Dylan last year, in the trailer? With the car and the leap onto the train and being on the moving train with Thomas? Which by the way, gave me James Bond 007 vibes. I seriously can’t wait, but also, I don’t want it to be over.
ANYWAY POE DAMERON SMELLS LIKE SPACE-CEDAR-AND-LEMON AFTERSHAVE AND CLEAN LAUNDRY AND MAYBE, FINE, SOME MOTOR OIL
HE MAKES HIS BED WITH MILITARY CORNERS
BB-8, BLACK ONE, AND ANY OTHER MACHINERY IN HIS POSSESSION ARE SPOTLESSLY POLISHED AND MAINTAINED
AS ARE HIS FORMAL BOOTS
HAVE YOU SEEN HIS HAIR? THAT MAN IS A GRADE-A FRESHER HOG. HE GETS KES TO SEND HIM NICE SHAMPOO FROM THE CIVILIAN WORLD EVERY MONTH INSTEAD OF USING THE STUFF FROM THE CANTEEN THAT DOESN’T GIVE POE THE LUSTER AND BOUNCE HE’S SEEKING.
POE “CANONICALLY HAIRLESS CHEST AND ARMPITS” DAMERON IS, IF ANYTHING, A CLEAN FREAK