(No spoilers for any movies are in this post whatsoever. Also, please be respectful and do NOT put any spoilers in your comments. Please, and Thank you!)
As you obviously know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in the popular franchise, is finally here!
And everyone loves it! Director J. J. Abrams (Star Trek: Into Darkness) has perfectly blended everything that makes a good Star Wars movie and a good movie period! I have always loved Star Wars, and I just finished watching The Force Awakens. But don't just take my word for it; just look at what others say:
· Rotten Tomatoes gives Star Wars episode VII an astounding 97%,
· George Lucas and Harrison Ford have given their utmost approval,
· Fans big and small have loved it through and through!
I think that about sums up the hard work that was put into this film.
Now for some season, this seems reminiscent of another highly anticipated movie. . . Oh, yes, I think it was Jurassic World.
It broke the record for biggest opening weekend, pulling in over $600 million; and it became the third highest grossing film of all time, making $1.522 billion. It was a great revival to a dead franchise, and is called the best Jurassic film since the original in 1993.
Another highly anticipated movie, which has actually been the number one movie for 4 weeks, is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
Fans and critics alike have hailed Mockingjay 2 as heartfelt and action-packed. It has had great success, so far making almost $600 million worldwide.
And even if Star Wars wasn't a giant that wold trample all in its way, it would still have limited rivals. The only films which may be a threat are Kung Fu Panda 3, Fifty Shades of Black, and The Hateful Eight, but they come out either mid or late January. No movies coming out this year will affect it. Now the new movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is released the same day as Star Wars, and it will not draw away people from The Force Awakens, besides maybe for adults who take small children to see it.
So honestly, I expect many records to be broken and for Star Wars to leave any other film in the dust. This is the end of the article, but let's give a shout-out to these potentially good movies which are being annihilated by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and won't be big successes: We wish you the best of luck!
Star Wars: Rogue One hits theaters on December 16 of next year, and Star Wars episode VIII hits theaters on May 26, 2017.
Until next time, Goodbye, Thanks for reading, and May The Force be with you!