(Obvious Star Wars spoilers from Episodes IV-VII)
Two years ago I made a video on YouTube all about Die Hard and why it works as an action movie and how character arcs worked. 80s action cinema actually has some of the most basic yet effective screenwriting ever, but for today, I’m gonna take a slight diversion.
John McClane is one of the most relatable action movie characters ever, but if we look to the world of science fiction cinema, we cannot ignore Han Solo (Who, alongside McClane and Indiana Jones, may be in my three favourite heroes in all of cinema). A million other essays exist exploring the character I’m sure, but this is where we consider Han Solo as an imperfect person and how we ourselves can aspire and be inspired by his journey.Read More