The Force is Strong in this Franchise

 In “Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi,” Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, continues to develop her powers to battle the New Order.

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In “Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi,” Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, continues to develop her powers to battle the New Order.

Finnegan Courtney, Staff Writer

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Star Wars!

A franchise that started decades before we were born and will be remembered for decades to come. But this year the excitement from fans is at an all-time high as not only the new movie “The Last Jedi” arrives on Dec. 15, “Star Wars: Battlefront II” comes out along with tons of new toys.

“The Last Jedi” is a sequel to “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens,” released in 2015. These two movies are the third part of the sequel trilogy that follows the original six films.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” made over $2 billion worldwide and is one of the highest grossing movies in North America and the world. It also got strong reviews from fans and critics and the expectations are even higher for “The Last Jedi.” Fans want a great movie and this film with a budget over $200 million only serves to ramp up expectations even higher.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II has been one of the most highly anticipated games of the holiday season and it’s sure to be high up on fans wish lists.

Along with the movie, a new game has been released, “Star Wars: Battlefront II.” The first iteration, Star Wars: Battlefront was a colossal success and was released in 2015.

In the game, you can play story mode, battle online in multiplayer mode and battle your friends with iconic Star Wars characters.

The game was released in November and sales and reviews are decent for the next big game, where you can play as old characters like Han Solo or new characters like Finn or Rey.

And many will be opening Christmas and Hanukkah Lego kits over the holidays.
One thing is sure for BMS fans: this holiday season will be spent in a galaxy far, far away.

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New Star Wars toys are released to add to the frenzy that occurs when a new Star Wars movie is released and also,to bruise the wallets of parents.

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