Well…what can I say other than that I left the cinema with a feeling of euphoria. J.J you magnificent bastard, you did it. You made a Star Wars film that fully captured the magic of the original trilogy and gave us a story that has left me dying for more. Now, I’ve seen some reviewers moan that the Force Awakens is a remake of A New Hope. To them I say what nonsense. Sure there are similiarities, but then again there are also massive differences. This film introduces us to new characters that were likeable (Daisy Ridley (Rey) is awesome as is John Boyega (Fin) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren). There was humour, fantastic set pieces with at times seat grabbing special effects and a plot that has raised a hell of a lot of questions.
As we all know the movie is set 30 years after the original trilogy so a lot has happened in the galaxy since the end of Jedi. I wont spoil anything, but needless to say there is enough to satisfy fans of the expanded universe (and to those of you bitching, you’re idiots, the EU became a convolted mess once the Yuuzhan Vong showed up).
The story was exciting, mysterious and oh boy is it tragic. The Skywalker saga continues and the Dark side is resurgent. Harrison Ford returns as Han Solo and when he appeared on the screen I was so happy. He was a bit greyer sure, but Ford recaptured everything that made Solo such a likeable character. Carrie Fisher too was immense as General Organa and when Luke appears…well lets just say I was in nerdy heaven. What I will say is that one of the predicitions I made in this post was spot on.
The action is spectacular and nothing beats seeing X-Wings blasting Tie Fighters out of the skies in dogfights.
All-in-all I have to say that the Force Awakens fully captures the magic of Star Wars. The magic that has made me a lifelong fan and inspired me to write novels in the first place. (It’s a dream of mine to one day be able to write in the Star Wars universe).
All-in-all I give Star Wars The Force Awakens 10/10. I loved every second of it. Episode 8 cannot come soon enough.
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