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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Gotta agree Czabe. I grew up with Star Wars and always enjoyed the films, but nothing close to a fanatic. The new films have been fun and entertaining. Along with the points you made, I don’t understand the whole plot point around not telling that Poe guy the plan for escape. That results in sending 2 people off on a crazy side mission where they get betrayed by some crazy code-breaker….who knew the plan! Huh?

    Overall it was a fun movie though. I can forgive stuff since I’m not a fanatic. I just prefer buttoned up story lines.

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    Kyle C

    Absolutely agree with every thing you said.
    The force is strong with you……but not the new “God” force….the old cool mind bending one.

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    Star Wars + Game of Thrones? The closest I can come up with isn’t a movie, but the SyFy (that styling is so stupid) series “The Expanse.” Not as brutal as GoT, but it has its moments and leans pretty heavy towards “hard sci-fi”

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    Gonna be that guy and say photon torpedoes are from star trek….proton torpedoes are from star wars. Very much agree with your review though!

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    “But think how cool a gritty, dark, more authentic space odyssey movie could be where there is high tech weapons, amazing science, but very little supernatural fantasy crap (i.e. “the force”). And when two characters get horny for each other, you see more than just a nice deep hug, or a gentle kiss on the lips.”

    I instantly think… didn’t you see Starship Troopers? The original was kick ass all around and far more adult and war-related in a gritty sense. To me, it was like Full Metal Jacket meets Star Wars. It is too bad it was not a big enough smash to get proper sequels instead of the garbage that it has gotten in that regard.

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    Steve bruno

    Czabe, that space cruiser chase was so slow I was expecting to hear Al Cowling’s voice over the radio

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    I think the show Firefly and the movie Serenity (both same group of characters) are close to what you are looking for in a more “Adult” version of Star Wars. Still was a TV show set in space, but was geared more towards adults. You should check them out!

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    your desire for more adult themed is what SyFy channel had with the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, imagine that as R movie.

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    Grumpy Luke sucked.
    Why they didn’t tell Poe the plan sucked.
    why everyone in charge/had a clue was a woman sucked.
    Snoke sucked. (he’s the biggest badass and he did ONE force thingy? Sucked)
    The name SNOKE sucks.
    No idea where Snoke comes from – Sucks
    Chewbacca having one of those fidgets spitted on the barby was awesome, but then got a conscience – sucked.
    Kylo killing Snoke to take over was good.
    Luke not getting in and actual battle sucked.
    Yoda being an actual puppet again was good.
    Yoda not explaining what the books and tree were all about before he set fire to them sucked.
    Flying Princess Leah/Marry Poppins definitely sucked a suck. (probably the suckiest suck, that ever sucked a suck)
    Laura Dern’s neck is too damn long, which sucks. and absolutely Zero back story to describe why she’s such a bitch, sucked.
    Lightsabers: cool
    Benicio Del Toro’s Character: Cool. Plus cool points for the stutter. He’s just good, and made his role even better. As a matter of fact, I’d have bent the whole damn story around his character and that mission….he was that good, despite the poor writing/dialogue he had to spit.
    Racing Horses – Sucked.
    New Kids that can sweep the floor with the force, but have to force – use a broom? Eh, Maybe. We’ll see where it goes.

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    Alan W


    Couple things here…even with your disclaimer your “street cred” takes a big hit when you call a character by the wrong name. Imagine someone wanted to talk sports with you but they really like Packers Quarterback “Rodger Barons” (for your reference, it’s not “Morgana Leia”):

    Also I highly encourage you to watch this short video, I think it’s a pretty funny analysis of the big problems a lot of people have with the movie and it does it in a funny way, I like the movie fine but I think 4 out of 5 is a bit too high:


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    Browns season ticket holder since 1982. It ain’t easy. Anyways to my point. Game of Thrones while entertaining quite simply is pornography. You know it when you see it. Don’t deny it.

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    Steve, We Browns fans were born into it – took a breather and went with the Steelers for a few years – and now…..now we are rooting for our college teams.


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