Movie Mania: Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Hey guys! I finally made to the latest Star Wars trilogy. So far two movies have been released: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. So let’s continue the Star Wars review series with my thoughts on Episode VII – The Force Awakens!   The Plot: 30 years after the Galactic Civil War we witnessed in the Episodes IV-VI, the First Who is seeking to destroy the New Republic. Leia is now a general leading the Resistance. In the meantime, Rey encounters a droid who has an important message to deliver. Along with a deserted Stormtrooper named Finn, she decides to back up the resistance and is promptly handed a big task: find Luke Skywalker who exiled himself after things went sour with his apprentice…   The Rating: I was pretty excited about checking this one out but I have to admit, my feelings are a bit mixed. First of all, Rey is an amazing character and I can’t wait to find out where her journey will lead to (especially when it comes to Kylo Ren). Of course CGI effects have developed a lot since the last trilogy and the optics of Episode VII are absolutely stunning. I love how many new sceneries we get to explore! However, I have a problem here: quite a lot of the scenes reminded me a lot of the original trilogy and tons of the characters returned. I am somewhat torn between nostalgia and copy-cat. It’s great to find out where the characters ended up and what they had done in the past 30 years. But several times it felt like an easy short-cut. Like the filmmakers just decided to copy lots of stuff so they don’t have to come up with anything new. For example: the story begins with a droid stranded alone on a planet but with an important message to deliver. Sounds familiar? It does to me… Despite my mixed thoughts on The Force Awakens, I definitely enjoyed the film and was thrilled. I can’t wait to see where the journey will lead. But I think the film might be a tad more surprising to somewhat who is not too familiar with the original trilogy.  

Did you watch this one? Let me know if you are a Star Wars fan! Be sure to stick around for the next reviews.

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