I will dispense with my normal plot outline and instead focus on the merits and shortcomings of the JJ Abrams directed Disney and LucasFilm production: Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens.
The plot is excellent and the new characters are excellent. They are driven well with some really great actors. I immediately came to like every single one of them. The visuals are stunning and the special effects are top notch. It was a film that I liked.
I liked it, but I did not love it.
The Force Awakens was one giant build-up, but left us hanging with with only a shock death scene for a climax, but then it goes right back to building up. Even the final scene is a build up to Episode VIII. At least the Original Trilogy (like the underrated Prequel Trilogy) had an ending to each film. They did not end on a cliffhanger for a cliffhanger’s sake. Each ending had a purpose to the story, the ending of the film felt more like, okay, see you in three years with the new movie.
I was sorely disappointed in Kylo Ren. He was a worthless, whiny antagonist who offered none of the masterful villainy we have seen even in the Prequel Trilogy.
To sum up my feelings, Star Wars Episode: The Force Awakens was good, but not epic. I liked it but it was the movie that the Prequel haters wanted not the real fans. JJ Abrams should have stuck with Star Trek. George Lucas would’ve been WAY better at the helm, maybe not as director, but in some sort of creative capacity.
Of course, the Prequel haters made sure that would never happen.
Check out my companion article to this review on how Star Wars fans can be an ungrateful lot.
FAVORITE QUOTE: Chewy, we’re home.
- Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
- Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
- Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.
- Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
- Daisy Ridley as Rey
- John Boyega as Finn
- Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
- Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata
- Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke
- Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux
- Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
- Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
- Tim Rose as Admiral Ackbar
- Mike Quinn as Nien Nunb
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