Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Originally posted on December 16, 2015


I am not sure if you heard of the new movie coming out this weekend. Very small budget, no social significance, hasn’t sold one ticket. Who am I kidding? It’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I was one of the very lucky people to see an advanced showing on Tuesday. I PROMISE not to not to disclose any spoilers. In fact, I read my review to my husband and he knew more than what is in the review. My opinions are always my own.

I’ll be honest. I am not a Star Wars person. I called my girlfriend last week and I told her I had tickets to see an advanced screening. (Being born in the 70’s, I have a lot of friends with the name Jen). Star Wars Jen replied “out of all the people in the world, YOU get to see it?” So unfair. Star Wars, Jen had posters of Star Wars all over her room. She remembers seeing one of the originals in the late 70’s -80s. Me, I was dragged to see it. I was thinking of watching the ones from the 70s – 80s to remember what happens. But I decided not to, and just go in with fresh eyes.

The movie starts as you would expect Star Wars: Episode VII with the rolling story. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set thirty years in the future. One of the other audience members stated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a continuation of when the original three left off”.

In this Star Wars, you will meet new characters, see old friends, there is even a cameo or two. You will experience the epic battle scenes. The cinematography is amazing. The Heroine, said at what point and I paraphrase “I never knew there was all this green in the galaxy”.

You will see an emerging love story, and another rekindled. There are stories of friendships and of course hatred. You will experience a light saber fight or two.

My favorite was the one liners and the comeback lines.

You don’t have to be a Star Wars fan, to appreciate this movie. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is rated PG-13. Star Wars: Episode VII starts December 18 in all theaters.

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