Honest to goodness, I hate people who do it, I’ll try to avoid spoiling anything for anybody who hasn’t seen it, but it can be safely said that Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens was pretty damn good. Why exactly? Let’s talk a little about it.
Taking on the helm of what is probably the biggest film franchise ever is the kind of thing I assume to be no easy task. J.J. Abrams was probably feeling in over his head at times, because the film reflects that feeling. The characters seem in over their heads, and you can see the desire to win on both sides. This atmosphere actually helps draw the audience in by playing to the exact worry all star wars fans have been sharing “Will this be the Star Wars we were promised?” The heroes parallel our own expectations of the new Star Wars in a strange, and enjoyable way.
Now it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, there are some weird moments, classic awkward acting, and angsty force users. Some will say that if you’ve seen Episode IV you’ve basically seen this one, and I can see what they mean, but I feel like Episode VII adds more, while still showing us that they know what we like, and want to see in Star Wars.
If you haven’t seen it, go do it. If you have seen it, let me know your thoughts!