Star Wars: The Force Awakens
A Spoiler Free Review
Presented by Disney
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You don’t have to know anything about Star Wars to see this film. J.J. Abrams is a master world builder as we have seen with his previous shows such as Alias, Lost, and his already successful reboots of the Star Trek films. He built all the sets so the worlds feel real like the Original trilogy and look real unlike the disappointment that are the Prequels. And unlike the Prequels, J.J. can actually write well-rounded developed characters and tight plotlines.
The Force Awakens follows the scavenger, the hero, (Our space queen) Rae who gets involved (but not like that, come on, we’re in a war here people) with Finn, a renegade Stormtrooper. They meet the world’s most adorable droid (since R2-D2) BB-8 who has plans that can help the rebel alliance. (Only they call themselves the resistance? And the dark side is now The First Order or something like that? Nazi much? Whatever. Classic hero’s journey good vs. evil.) BB-8 is owned by a badass X-wing fighter named Poe. (Who is in love with Finn and no one can convince me otherwise.) They steal the Millennium Falcon from Rae’s home planet Jakku and along with Chewbacca, (who’s sass is on point in this film), Han Solo, (a scruffy looking nerf herder) and General Leia Organa, (our Space Mother may she reign forever and ever) set out to take down a Vader wannabe (with fabulous hair) Kylo Ren, who had more in common with a emo 14-year old than with Vader.
As for my feelings about the film: ETERNAL SCREAMING. THIS FILM IS EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WANTED IN A STAR WARS FILM. SINCE A CHILD I HAVE WANTED TO BE A JEDI AND NOW WE GET TO SEE GIRL JEDI NOT JUST IN OUR IMAGINATIONS AND I CANNOT STRESS HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS. RAE IS EVERYTHING. Kylo Ren tries to teach Rae the ways of the dark side and she teaches him the ways of her foot in his ass. I LOVE HER. Also for being an ex-Stormtrooper Finn actually manages to shoot people with pinpoint accuracy. The only warning I have to include is the bridge scene is worse than last time. So much worse. It hurts in the childhood feels.
RebelAlliance4Life. Go get your Star Wars on. May the force be with you.
by Rachel Tyrrel (aka Star Wars trash.)