(SPOILER FREE) STAR WARS EPISODE 7: THE FORCE AWAKENS review by: Mike Smith
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.
Wow, just wow! As soon as the scroll hit the screen I had a grin from ear to ear. That being said, I knew what I was getting into as soon I, and everyone else, heard Disney bought Star Wars and was making another film.
This movie fits right in with the original 3 films, but I couldn't help thinking of Episode 4: A New Hope. It felt just like it to me and that is a good thing and the use of practical effects and big set pieces helps immerses you into the film.
The cast is a good blend of young and old. It was awesome to see the original cast reprise their legendary rolls and the newcomers blend right in and feel like they belong to this world.
The film is over 2 hours long but doesn't feel that way at all. This film moves at a nice pace and surprisingly has some good laughs. Also, this film has the excitement that we've gotten with past Disney and Marvel films but stays true to the original trilogy.
The only thing I stress is if you know anything that happens after the original films from comics, books, video games, ect. FORGET IT ALL! Go in with an open mind and as a blank slate, sit back and enjoy. And remember, life won't suck as long as there is a good movie to watch and may the force be with you
10 out of 10
edited by Samantha Locke
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