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Top Quote Of The Year – I Am One With the Force Shirts

I Am One With the Force Shirts. I am I Am One With the Force, the Force is with Me! If you’ve just seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, then I shouldn’t have to explain to you how this statement fits into the film, nor why it has become THE TRENDING QUOTE of recent days.

Over the relatively few days since I saw Rogue One, this quote – ‘I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me’ can be heard throughout my office, whispered in hushed tones before jumping into long conference calls, before giving long presentations during meetings, and in my case, before merging into heavy traffic in the throes of an icy and treacherous winter commute! I even heard a doctor say that he may even speak these powerful words before heading into difficult surgeries. It has quickly become one of the more memorable quotes of the Star Wars franchise and on a larger level, one of the more memorable quotes of the latter half of 2016.

‘I am one with the Force, the Force is with me’ in the film was spoken by none other than Chinese actor and Martial Artist Donnie Yen, who stars as Chirrut Imwe, a key player in the Rebel’s mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Stricken with blindness, he is a highly capable hand-to-hand fighter able to take on cadres of Stormtroopers with just a wooden staff and his ‘unspecified’ understanding of the Force. There is in fact, one notable scene in the film (depicted below) which really capitalizes on this particular quote and gives it the significance is so truly deserved.

 

 

 

So in rememberance of Donnie Yen’s spectacular performance and a Star Wars quote that will be forever immortalized in the years to come, I give you I Am One With the Force Shirts from Redbubble’s creative Star Wars collection!

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Rogue One’s Darth Vader Star Wars Portrayal is the Best Ever!

Whoa!Let’s just bypass all the fluff and riga-ma-roll and jump right into it. This shouldn’t be a SPOILER, since they’ve shown this iconic character in a number of film trailers, but if it is – I sincerely apologize. But now that I think about it, if you weren’t aware he was in the film, then you’re probably not a die hard Star Wars fan and so it probably doesn’t matter anyways? But let me just dive and state for the record, that this Darth Vader Star Wars portrayal was EASILY the best we have EVER seen him.

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Synopsis

First, the premise of the show, if you didn’t already know, was basically a small band of rebels, teaming together to try and pull of essentially the heist of the century, and steal the plan to Empire’s super weapon, the Death Star. We know from the very first Star Wars IV: A New Hope, that the rebels, led by Luke Skywalker manage to exploit that weakness in the Death Star’s construction and destroy it. This victory was made possible, by the events we see unfold in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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We also know, from the very beginning of Star Wars IV, that the film opens up with Princess Leia and the rebels, trying to outrun, Darth Vader’s Imperial Star Destroyer. Leia’s ship is captured, but before they are apprehended, she uploads the plans to the Death Star into R2-D2 and then sends both R2 and C-3PO in an escape pod to the planet Tatooine below, to which begins our long and exciting adventure with Luke and Co.

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There you have it. Current situation in a nutshell. I won’t go into as to how the entire Rogue One story unfolded, as a LOT of things went down, but I will add a few links here to favorable reviews which I totally agree with:

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This is ALL based on a personal opinion, so I ENCOURAGE you to voice your own opinion in the comment section below. And please, we can do this as Star Wars die-hard fans and be civil about it!

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

This Darth Vader Star Wars Portrayal that I experienced in the theaters, left my jaw agape in utter amazement. I literally, sat, in stunned silence at the conclusion of the film, after witnessing DARTH VADER FINALLY RISE to level of magnificence that we all knew resided at, but never really saw. Let me explain….

We know that Anakin Skywalker (A.K.A. Darth Vader) is supposedly like the greatest, baddie, Sith Lord ever. He is the supposedly one of the most potent users of the force in the galaxy. Yes? Can we agree on that?

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HOWEVER, for me, Darth Vader has always been sort of ‘ho-hum’. I mean, we’re TOLD that he is the baddest, but maybe the only time we REALLY saw this, was when he and Luke Skywalker fought at Bespin, the Cloud City, in The Empire Strikes Back. That for me, was probably the best fight scene between he and Luke of the entire series. They had a big final fight in The Return of the Jedi, but the fight in The Empire Strikes Back was much more drawn out and overall much better.

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In 1999, we got Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (which I hated), however, we were given probably the greatest fight sequence of all the Star Wars series – the duel between Darth Maul (Sith), Obi-Wan (Jedi) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi)

This for me was the best of the best when it came to light saber and force dueling between Jedi and Sith, and for me, anyways, it solidified Darth Maul as at least one of the most EXCITING and DYNAMIC Sith combatants around.

But Still, we were led to believe that Anakin (A.K.A Darth Vader) was the greatest of all.

This never sat well with me. I LIKED DARTH VADER….a LOT! Don’t get me wrong. But they never let him live completely up to the hype in the films, until that is….we were given maybe 2 minutes in the tail end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. HOLY SHIT!!!

Here’s the scene

We see Lord Vader earlier in the film, but it’s nothing compared to the final minutes of the show.

Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor manage to beam the plans of the Death Star off the planet and to a waiting Rebel Starship in orbit. The Death Star ‘arrives’ and subsequently eliminates the entire Imperial base, including what’s left of our heroic rebels on the surface.

Darth Vader, then arrives, and makes his way to the Rebel starship, to re-capture the plans to the Death Star.

He boards the ship. The Rebels, are ready for him. Vader appears in one of the ship’s corridors and the Rebels open fire.

What we are then BLESSED with, is THE GREATEST SINGLE, DARTH VADER STAR WARS moment in the history of the series. It gives me chills even recalling the masterful display of the force from this most awesome of Sith Lords.

Darth Vader, at what I refer to as ‘The Vader-gait’, then proceeds to deflect every blaster bolt thrown his way with either his light saber or hand, and at the same time either deflects bolts back at the Rebels or uses his powerful command of the force to throw bodies right and left, or crush the life out of them. As he closes ground, he brings his saber to bear, slashing to and fro, cutting down hapless Rebels in his wake.

The Rebels are desperately trying to get the tape, containing the plans to the Death Star out of this corridor of ‘death’ before Vader gets to them, and eventually slip it out of a seam in the bulkhead door. Vader is just seconds too late as the Rebels ferry the plans to Princess Leia on her ship, and speeds away.

THE GREATEST 2 OR 3 MINUTES OF DARTH VADER STAR WARS CARNAGE EVER CAPTURED ON FILM!!!

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And that, ladies and gents is where I will end it!

In closing, this just in:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story began its domestic box office marathon yesterday with a whopping $71 million Friday gross. That includes $29m in Thursday grosses, which is the biggest “preview” figure of 2016. As for the actual $71.072m Friday number, it’s the third-biggest of the year behind Captain America: Civil War ($75m) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($81m) [Forbes]

The Empire Is Coming! 9 Rogue One Star Wars Movie Tees

9 Rogue One Star Wars Movie Tees. Anyone remember a science fiction flick back in the day (1977 to be specific), called Star Wars: A New Hope? It was a little strange at the time, about an evil empire and a rebellion, and the evil Empire had this really powerful weapon called The Death Star, that could destroy entire planets? And the rebellion needed to stop it. So along came these hapless heroes, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and his sidekick Chewbacca, to help save the day? Well, in a couple weeks, we’ll get the prequel to this film, called Rogue One, which will chronicle just how the rebellion got the blueprints that would help them destroy this Death Star weapon.

So, it’s kind’ve a big deal! And, speaking of BIG DEALS, here are 13 of some of the best available, Rogue One Star Wars Movie Tees to help get you ready and in the spirit, of arguably the biggest most anticipated film of the year!

Before we get started, if you HAVEN’T seen the latest trailer for Rogue One (for the life of me, I don’t know how you could miss this, but hey, we all get caught up in LIFE things…), here is the trailer below:

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The trailer kinda gets the juices flowing don’t it? GOOD! Then I think you’re ready to grab a teee and prepare to rebel because in a week or so, it’ll be go time!

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Rebel Alliance Rogue One Starbird Hoodie

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Star Wars: Rogue One – I Rebel

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Rogue

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I Rebel

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