I started writing a “short review” of Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few days ago and it started approaching 7,000 words and I decided to cut some things out and to split it into separate blog entries. I enjoyed the film immensely and just saying it was a 10 out of 10 is too simple to justify how good it is.
This entry is less of a critical analysis and more of a “OMGAWD I LURVES THESE PARTS THE BEST!”
Continue reading The Force Awakens (Finally): My Favorite Parts
Well, the movie of the century (so far) has been released. The Star Wars franchise has successfully secured it’s top spot in current popular culture once again via a brand new feature film and it has made its mark as the fastest film to reach $1 billion in the box office, the highest grossing opening weekend box office, and will likely top out to be the highest grossing film ever. J.J. Abrams attacked this project expertly and did a thorough job of creating galaxies, planets and landscapes that kept the Star Wars feel.
If you don’t do theaters because of the myriad of great excuses, the primary one being the second mortgage you have to take to pay for it, do yourself a favor now. Go to your local theater and see this masterpiece. No, it’s not perfect but god damn is it fun and exciting. If you aren’t afraid of spoilers and whatnot, continue reading. I am about to start babbling about this movie and because I did not go to college to learn how to expertly write movie reviews, it is probably going to be really hard to read. Maybe not though.
Continue reading The Force Awakens (Finally) – Character Summaries Maybe?