So as a major Star Wars fan I was really worried that this film was going to bomb and be another Jar Jar Binks or Watto aka "The Phantom Menace". However I was wrong....really, really wrong.
btw this will be a spoiler free review, alright? Cool.
Brief Spoiler Free Summary
About thirty years after the events of "Return of the Jedi" a new power has risen up from the destroyed Galactic Empire. They call themselves The First Order and now battle the Resistance. The resistance, now with the help of former stormtrooper Finn and Jakku scavenger Rey, must battle this new threat along with the new sith lord, Kylo Ren.
Rey played by Daisy Ridley ("Silent Witness", "Scrawl") is the film's protagonist and is everyone's favorite new character in the film....and I really like her, just not as much as everyone else. She's cool and everything but she's not my favorite. Daisy Ridley nails this role and I can't wait to see more of her in episodes 8 and 9.
Finn played by John Boyega ("Attack the Block", Becoming Human", "Major Lazer") and he's probably my favorite of the new characters. I think I'm just a sucker for the "Don't believe in the cause anymore" type of storylines. Finn is a really funny, badass character and just like Rey I can't wait to see more of him in episodes 8 and 9.
Kylo Ren played by Adam Driver ("Lincoln", "Girls", "Gayby") and I don't care what anyone says, Kylo Ren is an amazing character. I can't say much without giving away spoilers but Kylo Ren is a really troubled character and steals any scene he's in.
Finally let's talk about the returning actors like Han Solo played by Harrison Ford ("The Indiana Jones Franchise", "Air Force One", "Patriot Games"), Luke Skywalker played by Mark Hamill ("Batman: The Animated Series", "The Big Red One", "Kingsman: The Secret Service"), Princess Leia played by Carrie Fisher ("Drop Dead Fred", "The Blues Brothers", "When Harry Met Sally") and Chewbacca played by Peter Mayhew ("Terror", "Dark Towers") along with C-3PO, R2-D2, Admiral Ackbar, and Nien Nunb. I'm honestly just glad that every returning actor did a damn good job in this, however Harrison Ford was the best out of all the returning actors; he stole the movie.
The CGI in this film is amazing, however unlike the prequel films this film doesn't just use CGI, but it uses a crap ton of practical effects. Hell most of the aliens and monsters in the movie are practical effects. Off topic but more films need to start using practical effects again; I'm getting tired of just seeing CGI everywhere.
There really isn't much I can complain about...well there is one thing but it's story related so I can't tell you without giving away....kinda the whole plot of the movie. So yeah, very few flaws. Maybe a few nitpicks but overall an almost flawless film.
Everyone go see this movie. Even if you aren't a Star Wars fan, go see this movie! This film is an almost masterpiece and is my favorite Star Wars film, hell it's my favorite film this year (With "The Hateful Eight" and "Age of Ultron" coming in second and third).
I hope you enjoyed reading this review, next blog will be about the top 10 worst films of 2015 (that should be fun) and the next review will be "The Hateful Eight" and the blog after that will be the top 10 best films of 2015. Wait, shit did I spoil the top 3 spots on that list on this blog? Well hopefully you'll forget by then. Until Next time.