ByJanna Dk MacDonald-Walsh, writer at
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Janna Dk MacDonald-Walsh

38 years since fans everywhere first learned of the "Force", the story continues on the big screen, with the Dark Side once again making its existence known with a new Death Star. With Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi, (Mark Hamill) missing, Leia (Carrie Fisher) forms a rebellion called the Resistance, all the while searching for her brother. Han Solo and Chewy are back, and up to their old ways after a painful rift between him and Leia. Meanwhile, we are introduced to a young woman named Rey (Daisy Ridley), who is an independent young woman trying to make it on her own, and gets sucked into the fight between the Dark and Light Side. After seeing the movie I was both thrilled with the film itself, and excited for the future films that are on their way! I loved the original Star Wars movies, and I'm thrilled to see the original actors back, and easing their way into their original roles. Having said that, they aren't the main characters of the story, aside from Daisy we are introduced to young man named Finn (John Boyega), and a new dark warrior, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). This was something I was extremely pleased with because while I love seeing the old characters back, the main story has to expand and continue. The acting among all the actors was awesome,and I loved the the 1970 touches that were still present in the hair, makeup and costume in the film. None of it was done with a heavy hand, it was done just enough to be reminiscent of the original series. The special effects were amazing, of course, but my favorite scene was the lightsaber fight. Truly wonderful to see a lightsaber scene updated with better effects after 38 years. With 1.2 billion dollars made so far, I'm really excited to see how well this will do by the end run. Regardless if you are a fan of Star Wars or not, go see this before the end of 2015!


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