Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by W. Haden Blackman and Brian Ching (Comicbook Review)

As with the last book review this is posted in full on and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.

When it comes to adaptations of other mediums into another form, things will always be hit and miss. It not only requires the right kind of plot to adapt but also the right author to handle events. One skilled enough to change written text to moving image, or moving image to comicbook panels. Video Games especially are hard to do this for due to the fact they offer interaction, an element no other form of media can hope to offer. Comics have seen some successes in the past, but unfortunately The Force Unleashed might as well bear the title “Star Wars: The Phantom Plot”

 Set in the era between the end of the prequel trilogy and the beginning of the originals, The Force Unleashed centres around the story of Galen “Starkiller” Marek. Taken as the secret apprentice of Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith proceeds to train his new apprentice as a personal attack dog. Sending him out to maul Jedi and then usually beating him with a rolled up newspaper upon return. As Starkiller is sent out time and time again, it becomes clear Vader has something more in mind for him than just seek and destroy missions…

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