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Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens: Movie Review

By on December 20, 2015

Cards on the table, I don’t bağcılar eskort care that much for the Star Wars franchise. HOLD ON!!!!!! read on, let me make my point. I didn’t take the prequels personally growing up, “George Lucas didn’t ruin my childhood”, I don’t read the comics or think the Clone Wars or Rebel series is a work of art, I just don’t follow Star Wars like that. So I’m critiquing The Force Awakens as a stand alone movie first then as part of a whole, just the movies. What I’m looking at is does it work if you’re not a Star Wars fan? Does it work when placed next to episode 4, 5 and 6? Well guys I’m proud to announce that my least favourite director (JJ Abrams) has solved the problem, movie is good, it warrants repeated views in my opinion. It’s good.

The film takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, the Resistance is scouring the galaxy looking for Luke Skywalker who has gone into hiding. A new “Galactic Empire” called the First Order has built a new planet destroyer to take down the Republic. When Poe Dameron, a Resistance pilot is sent to Jakku to retrieve a map with the location to Luke Skywalker, a new villain called Kylo Ren wants to get to Luke first for his own personal agenda. This starts a chain of events that ends up involving an AWOL StarTrooper and a desert Scavenger who might be more than she seems.

I think the answer to the next Star Wars movie was always there, “just return the audience to the same original universe they feel in love with in the original movies, add characters that they can go on a journey with and keep the plot simple”. You don’t need to have watched the last 6 movies to get what’s going on, the characters on screen with explain it to you. The look of the movie helps a lot in getting us the audience back to “a galaxy far, far away” which proved that George Lucas got it right the first time in episode 4, 5 and 6. The new actors don’t side line themselves for the sake of fan service, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley take centre stage even with the old cast getting significant screen time, especially Han Solo. The new villain Kylo Ren, is a Darth Vader wannabe (in an interesting way), he might actually be the new………………..go watch the movie please.

The best thing for me was the Lightsaber fights, not a lot of them, but what was on screen was gold. None of that over the top choreographed fighting from the prequels, these fights had fury and passion behind them, this gave them weight and meaning again.

The Force Awakens is an amicable follow up to Return of the Jedi. Will it stand the test of time? That remains to be seen, but for now Star Wars The Force Awakens is enjoyable for one and all.

What did you think of Star Wars The Force Awakens? Let us now in the comments below.

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Is Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens good? Yes • Is it better than the prequels? That's for you to decide • Do we rate things on this site? Yes, and Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens gets

4.8
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