Thursday, December 31, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fair warning... this review will contain spoilers. SPOILERS!!!!! Read forward only if you've seen the film or don't car about spoilers.... though if you don't care about spoilers what kind of human being are you???
Synopsis from IMDB: Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
How can I even begin to write this review? My emotions are so mixed! I might feel differently about this movie after a second viewing but here's my thoughts for now.
First off.... I did like it. The main complaint I've heard about The Force Awakens is that it is basically a remake of A New Hope. Now I'll agree that it is very reminiscent of the originals but as a big fan of the originals I'm not sure I mind that too much... though I do mind it some.
I like the new characters that the movie introduce, especially Rey and Finn. Finn makes me laugh a lot. :) Of course BB8 was cute.
The inclusion of Han Solo and Chewbacca was maybe my favorite part. I'm a huge fan of Han Solo and obviously he was and still is the best part of Star Wars. That first look at the Millennium Flacon and it being called "junk" made me squeal so hard! Then when Han and Chewy step into the Millennium Falcon and Han says "Chewy, we're home" I wanted to cheer!
One of my disappointments was there was minimal hilarious bantering between Han Solo and Princess Leia. I kind of get it because it was a very sobering time for them both and they were kind of separated but still! There were some touching moments with them though. Kylo Ren being their son was well done and mystery of his identity solved there.
This of course brings me to the MAJOR SPOILER.... Han dies! I mean I get it.... him dying made the most sense for the story. I complained that I'd rather Leia would have died but then admitted that no one would have really been sorry then. His death had the most emotional impact. I've got to say here how much I enjoyed Harrison Ford's acting and bringing back to life Han Solo. He may be several years older but he WAS Han Solo once again. It was beautiful. Did I mention how much I love Han Solo?
Overall I enjoyed this return to the Star Wars universe and I'm excited to see what the future movies will bring.

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  1. Nice review. I felt very much the same, especially not minding that it is so reminiscent of New Hope.

  2. I wasn't as crazy about it as some but it is nice to have Star Wars back. My biggest complaint was... a superweapon again? But I did see it a second time and probably enjoyed it more, just because I could take it as it is and not quibble. I liked Rey a lot... and Poe Dameron too. He's got potential. And I kinda liked the rathtar scene- a lot of reviews have savaged that part but I thoguht it was fun, Han and Finn and Rey running around with tentacle monsters chasing them!

    My favorite part may have been the end. Even though I wanted more Luke in the movie, that moment with him and Rey was cool- and what a location!

    1. A super weapon again was kind of lame but oh well. :)

  3. I LOVED IT The new characters, the plot, the old characters, ALL OF IT. (Most of it at least) Hannnnnnn :,( It was even worse the second time around because you knew what was coming....

    1. I know!!!!!!! I've watched it three times now and each time it gets worse. The scenes with him and Leia just get more and more poignant!


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