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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

Happy “The Force Awakens” release day…

Yes, so “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally here!

Will I see it today or later tonight? Nah. I just bought tickets to see it this coming Sunday afternoon so I can try to avoid the large crowds. There’s probably gonna still be large crowds even on a Sunday but hopefully not. While I love going to the movies, I don’t like going into the theaters that is full of people. That’s why I mostly go to the movies during the day ’cause it’s not as packed and not as noisy. I like watching movies in the peace and quiet.

I’ll be seeing this film for the BTX screening and will be seeing it in 3D. BTX screening meaning that the movie screen is huge and bigger sound system too.

I’m looking forward to the movie, though. Can’t wait.

Kev

Harrison Ford says he enjoyed watching “The Force Awakens” early screening…

I’m pretty sure Harrison never watched himself in the original Star Wars trilogy when they first came out in theater but Harrison said he saw an early screening of “The Force Awakens” and said that he loved it. When Harrison said he loves it, I think he really meant it not because he’s in it. Of course, you would think that actors would love their own movies that they star in but not always. If Harrison says it’s good then it probably is good. He wouldn’t have done the movie at all if he knew it wasn’t good.

Even though he saw “The Force Awakens” first before the rest of us, he won’t say whether or not Han Solo and Leia are married (I’m sure they are).

It’s also nice to hear that Harrison is still interested in playing Indiana Jones again even though he didn’t confirm the role yet.

There’s a lot of people in social networking criticizing Harrison and they are saying stuff about Harrison getting onto to this movie for the money. Well, if you listen to Harrison toward the end of the interview when talking about Indiana Jones, Harrison made it perfectly clear that he’s not about the money. He was never about the money when making movies ’cause he’s probably in it for the passion, ya know? Acting is what he loves doing. He’s made plenty of movies over the years where he didn’t get paid much and made movies that bombed in the box office so there’s proof that he’s not about the money at all. Once again, acting is his passion and it’s what he loves to do.

Only thing though, Harrison is talking like that Han Solo might get killed off, you can see it in his eyes that something might happen to Solo. He tried to get George Lucas to kill Han Solo off in “Return of the Jedi” but they might be using that idea for “The Force Awakens”. Will Han Solo die in “The Force Awakens”? We’ll have to wait and see. The internet better not spoil the movie for all of us if he does die, though ’cause I’m feeling those spoilers will be all over the place. *sigh*

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/01/harrison-ford-star-wars-han-solo-returns

Kev

Princess Leia of “The Force Awakens” is my favorite character poster out of them all!

If you seen the recent photos of Carrie Fisher lately, you can see that she is aging. Carrie Fisher looks nothing like the young Princess Leia from the original trilogy. I’ll have to say that the film makers did one helluva job making Carrie look like Princess Leia again which I’m pretty sure was a big challenge for them to do due to her aging and gaining a little weight over the years. I bet it took them hours to make her look like Princess Leia again. It probably took them a lot of makeup and hairstylist work for sure in order to get her look right. Carrie’s look changed over the years as she got older but she now looks like Leia again as she did in the original trilogy.

I’m sure Carrie still has the acting chops too and I’m sure she can still play the Leia role well. She hasn’t played the role in many many years so I’m sure she had to practice her lines a lot to get the character right again. Carrie doesn’t work in Hollywood that much. She was just a co-star and did cameos in many other movies over the years so I’m sure she’s not used to playing in huge roles like this. Leia maybe older in “The Force Awakens” but I’m sure she’ll still be the same Leia from the original trilogy.

Oh yeah, some people are still wondering why there’s no Luke in the new character posters. Well, I still believe Luke is none other than Kyle Ren ’cause there’s plenty of rumors that Luke went to the dark side. Even Mark said that he pitched the idea to George Lucas that Luke should go to the dark side a long time ago but it looks like George wouldn’t go for the idea and it’s looking like JJ Abrams took the idea himself. Yep, I believe Luke Skywalker is Kylo Ren. So when people claim that Luke is missing from the posters and trailers… he wasn’t missing at all ’cause he was Kylo Ren after all this time. I’m betting your money on it, folks.

http://www.themarysue.com/mark-hamill-evil-luke/

Kev

Disney is never replacing Harrison Ford as Indy… which is good news actually…

The producer of the Indy franchise Frank Marshall confirms that Harrison Ford is never getting replaced in future Indy films by Disney. Frank says they aren’t doing the James Bond thing where they replace Bond for every 3 or 4 films or so. They’re keeping Harrison as Indiana Jones. He is irreplaceable for sure.

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/indiana-jones-5/37494/indiana-jones-5-recasting-indy-ruled-out#ixzz3pei8zO2S

Indy will probably be a continuing franchise but if Harrison one day passes away (not saying it’ll happen but we’re all gonna go at some point, right?) or no longer wants to do it, they’ll figure out a way to have a leading star and not name this character Indiana Jones. Like Harrison as Indy can pass the whip and the hat to someone else which is what Indy 5 is probably gonna be about.

This is a smart move ’cause Harrison is Indy and no one else.

When they make the next Indy film, I just hope they don’t make it a CGI fest and popcorn film like “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. They should make the next Indy film kind of like “Raiders” ’cause “Raiders” was obviously the best Indy film, in my opinion. “Raiders” was a masterpiece and classic for sure. I am a huge Indiana Jones fan and I hope they make the next one really good ’cause I’ll admit that “Crystal Skull” was slightly disappointing. Lets hope they don’t bring the sci-fi back.

Kev

Why are people so surprised of all the secrecy in JJ’s “SW: The Force Awakens”, I’m not surprise at all…

I’m seeing  a lot of Star Wars fans how they are so impressed with all the secrecy in the Star Wars trailers on how they didn’t reveal much of anything. Why are you surprised? I’m not at all.

I’ve seen most of JJ’s work over the years including the TV show “LOST”. I’ve also seen all of JJ’s films that he’s directed and produced over the years. All the movies that he’s directed or produced, anything that JJ is involved, you can expect a lot of secrecy before the movie comes out. Why? He has always been a pretty secretive guy with all of his movies everything from “Super 8”, “MI: III”, the two Star Trek films, “Cloverfield”, etc.

He just never liked to reveal a lot before the movie comes out. He’s the same way with all of his TV shows too. This is how he has always been.

Which is great that he does this ’cause most film makers in Hollywood reveal a bit too much before the film comes out these days.

There are only very few directors these days who are secretive on his movies… those guys are JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan. Chris Nolan is also full of secrecy with his movies as well. Steven Spielberg is another one.

Yeah, I too hate movie trailers that show the whole movie but JJ does a great job of not doing that. He’s the best at making movie trailers for sure, he always has been.

If you’re planning to see “The Force Awakens” on opening day or opening weekend, better order your tickets now ’cause all the theaters will probably be sold out quick. It’s gonna be a big movie and the theaters will be packed for sure so get ready for the long lines if you think you can handle it.

Will I see it opening weekend? I’m not sure yet. I think it’s better for me to see it sometime after Christmas and wait for the crowds to calm down. I don’t really enjoy going to the movie theater that is full of people. That’s why I prefer going during the day when there’s not a lot of people. I like watching movies when there’s not a lot of noise.

Kev

Now that you think about it Luke Skywalker maybe on the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” poster after all…

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The new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” just got put online right after it aired on “Monday Night Football” and yes I watched it on ESPN too.

The more I watch the trailers and see the poster, the more I think… did Luke join the dark side? Is Luke none other than Kylo Ren? I mean, think about it, right. You see Kylo Ren kneeling next to R2D2 and see a robotic hand touching R2 which gotta be Luke’s robotic hand so that’s a big clue that he maybe Kylo Ren the film’s main villain.

You see Princess Leia in the trailer. She still looks the same as she did in the original trilogy, she just looks older but Leia still looks gorgeous, though!

Oh man, what a great trailer. I can’t wait for the film. Bring it on!

Kev

It’s looking like that “The Force Awakens” plot will be about a missing Luke Skywalker after all…

For a long time now there has been rumors that the plot for Star Wars 7 is gonna be about a missing Luke Skywalker. The plot is gonna be that Han Solo, Chewie and the two droids were sent out to find him. They were possibly sent out by none other than Princess Leia? Leia knows that Luke is missing and they want Han and them to go find him. It’s looking like that plot is coming to a reality ’cause Luke wasn’t seen in the first two trailers but his voice over was heard in the second trailer. Will we finally get to see Luke in the third trailer tomorrow night? Even though I hate NFL football, I’m gonna have to watch… just to see the new trailer. They’re probably gonna show Luke in the next trailer but very briefly.

Luke is gonna be looking like this:

That’s an actual leaked behind the scenes photo of Mark Hamill on set.

Luke is not gonna get killed off in the “Force Awakens” at all ’cause Mark is already filming scenes for “Episode 8” so he’s definitely coming back for 8 and possibly 9.

If there’s any major character that is gonna get killed off in the next one is probably gonna end up being Han Solo. Han sacrifices himself to save Luke’s life is probably what’s gonna happen.

Luke will probably have a very small role in “The Force Awakens” ’cause we won’t see him ’til the very end, that’s just my prediction. Sounds like Luke has been missing for years ever since the events of “Return of the Jedi”. Leia misses her brother and she begs Han to go find him. So Han gets Chewie and the droids, they reunite with the Millennium Falcon.

I am gonna watch Monday Night Football but just for the trailer alone and then I’ll probably switch the channel after ’cause I’m not a big football fan anymore.

I’m so looking forward to the “Force Awakens” like most. Get ready for a box office hit, y’all. This one should break box office records so get ready for the really long lines on opening day. I don’t think I’m gonna see it on opening day, though… I’m gonna wait a couple of days until the crowds calm down and then I’ll see it. This movie WILL pack up the theaters for sure.

Kev

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” official poster is finally out…

Great poster. While it is a great poster, there’s still no Luke Skywalker. How come Luke is not on the poster? Why all the secrecy toward Luke? I guess we’ll have to wait and find out for ourselves when we see the film in a few months. Hopefully, they show Luke in the new trailer tomorrow ’cause like it says here… a new trailer of “The Force Awakens” will get aired during “Monday Night Football”. I’m sure the new trailer will get put online after the game. Yes, you can see Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia on the photo but no Luke.

Can’t wait for this film. I’m looking forward to it too.

Kev

Steven Spielberg says he’s still planning to direct “Indy 5” w/ Harrison Ford as Indy…

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg did a Q&A session to promote their latest movie, “Bridge of Spies” and it looks like that Steven is still planning to direct Indy 5.

In the video in the link below, Steven said:

“We’ve gotta figure this out because now,” Spielberg says. “Tom is tied with Harrison Ford: Harrison and I did four movies, Tom and I have done four movies. Now I’ll probably do an Indy 5 with Harrison. It’ll be five for Harrison, four for Tom… [Then] I’ve got to make another one with Tom, so that will be five for Tom, five for Harrison. And I think I’m going to leapfrog that way for the rest of my career. With Daniel Day-Lewis in everything else!”

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/621859-will-indiana-jones-5-reteam-steven-spielberg-and-harrison-ford

So it’s looking like Spielberg & Ford are gonna go ahead and make Indy 5 even without George Lucas being involved. Which is pretty cool actually. With Lucas no longer being involved, that will mean more creative writing control for Spielberg & Ford.

Now it’s looking like it maybe a possibility that Ford will be playing Indy again, this means that Ford will be reprising his roles to three of his most well-known characters: Han Solo, Indiana Jones and Rick Deckard. Yes, he’s still committed to playing Rick Deckard for the “Blade Runner” sequel too.

The question is will Harrison ever reprise his role to another famous character of his? That character is Jack Ryan. I doubt it ’cause Paramount is focused on a young Jack Ryan. Even though Harrison expressed interest in returning to the character before, I don’t think Paramount wants him back for whatever reason. Which is a shame ’cause I really loved “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger”.

It’ll be cool if Harrison comes back as Indy but they better NOT bring Shia Labeouf back. Oh please don’t bring Shia back ’cause he was terrible in “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.

Kev