Film Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

Directed by JJ Abrams

So I finally saw, “The Force Awakens” and here is my review!

Plot/synopsis: 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.

A lot of people are calling this movie a remake or a homage to “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (aka the first Star Wars movie) but I didn’t think it was. Sure both movies were kind of similar but most of “The Force Awakens” was pretty original from what I saw.

I always had faith in JJ that he’s gonna make a great Star Wars movie and he did just that. Everything about it was perfect. It felt like a Star Wars movie all the way. It’s something that George Lucas would have wanted for sure. JJ really knew what he was doing ’cause he himself is a Star Wars geek like the rest of us. Finally we have a great Star Wars movie and it was the best one of the whole series so far. All the action scenes were a blast to watch as expected. I was pretty much happy with everything in the movie. The writing was great. The musical score was great. Plus the acting of the cast was great too.

I loved the new cast. John Boyega is a pretty good actor. I loved Oscar Isaac’s role even though he wasn’t in it much. Oh man, I absolutely LOVE Daisy Ridley as I thought she was cute and gorgeous as hell! She’s one of the best female characters in Star Wars, in my opinion. I thought Domnhall Gleeson as General Hux was badass and so was Gwendoline Christie as Cpt. Phasma. I also loved Max Von Sydow’s role even though his appearance was kind of short. I thought Carrie Fisher did a brilliant job playing Leia again even though she hasn’t played that role in many years. She still kills it! It was great to see Carrie back on the big screen in a huge way!

I was happy with all of “The Force Awakens” except the only thing I wasn’t happy about is that we got very little of Luke. His role was like a few second cameo and he didn’t really say any lines but I’m sure we’ll get a LOT MORE Luke in Episode VIII. I think there’s a good chance that Luke will be the leading role in Episode VIII ’cause Luke’s appearance in “The Force Awakens” was just a re-introduction of the character, that’s all it was. We didn’t see Luke in action at all in this movie but definitely the next film we’ll see him swinging the lightsaber again.

What I was most impressed with the movie was the sound effects. The sound was pretty crazy. Especially when Kylo Ren takes out his lightsaber and the lightsaber sound is pretty loud in this movie. I expect “The Force Awakens” to win an Oscar for Best Sounds for sure.

As far as storylines go, I don’t wanna talk about so I don’t post any spoilers but as far Han Solo goes, that one didn’t surprise me ’cause I was predicting it a long while back. See? I toldjaso!

“The Force Awakens” was amazing. It’s definitely the best Star Wars movie so far but not so fast, folks! This is only the beginning of a new trilogy so there’s two more. Maybe VIII or IX will be better than VII. Who knows?

Score for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: 5 out of 5 as in “Excellent”

Kev

4 thoughts on “Film Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens””

  1. As far as the Luke thing goes, I think everybody pretty much figured that we’ll see him at the very end so it wasn’t really a spoiler anyway. We all knew that was gonna happen. I think it’s safe to say that we’ll see Luke at the very end.

    The trolls are out in full force during the “Force Awakens” release. Just gotta ignore them the best you can. Fuck ’em.

    Kev

  2. It was a good flick. The Kylo Ren character could have been written better. He came off as a spoiled, immature child-man. Certainly didn’t fit to the role of the power-postion he was in.

    1. After thinking about it a while, I felt the same with Cpt. Phasma. I thought she was gonna be a badass and tough character like Boba Fett but instead they made her look weak. They bullied her and controlled her in this film. Maybe this is just a little preview of what’s about to come for Cpt. Phasma in Episode 8? Maybe she’ll be all badass and tough in the next film? I’m sure.

      Kev

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