Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is steadily making its way to becoming the highest grossing film of all time, and I did my part by attending an opening night screening. I had a blast, it was great seeing the familiar faces from 1977 back in action once more. I wasn't expecting that I would enjoy the new characters so much though, I thought they were all compelling and will look forward to seeing more of them in the future. Some have said that JJ Abrams repeated too many plot points from A New Hope, but that was not as big of an issue for me. The cantina scene was fine, I am sure that Han and Chewie visited more than one bar in their escapades. I thought having a Stormtrooper disguised as a Rebel was a pretty clever spin on the Rebels disguised as Stormtroopers from the first film. Yes, BB-8 was another cute droid hiding secret information, but he was so cool to watch, I didn't mind at all. I will say that a third Death Star type weapon was pushing it a bit though. My only real issue was that I wanted more Luke Skywalker (which I discussed in an earlier post), but I have confidence that he will have a lot more to do the next time around - at least I really hope so!