Rapid Review: Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

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“There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark side, and the Light.”
– Supreme Leader Snoke

SYNOPSIS: Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. – via IMDB

Alright, so obviously I have decided to write reviews here. I have been dead nervous, but that’s just the way it is. Sometimes you just love something so much and want to share it with the world, but you have no idea how. Well, that’s how I get when it comes to Star Wars. I never know how to share my appreciation. So I was really nervous when I heard that Disney had bought out George Lucas and they announced another movie. So much could go wrong. Then there was the whole directors debacle, and I was not having much of it. But when it was announced that J.J. Abrams was going to helm The Force Awakens, I started to get excited. The man is so geeky, totally gets sci-fi, and understands how to handle such a huge franchise for refreshing or rebooting or whatever. I mean just look what he did with Star Trek. I thought he did a great job. So when it was finally time, I hustled right on down to my cinema to check it out, and I wasn’t disappointed, despite having some complaints about some things.

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GRADE 8.5Okay, now let’s get down to it. That score will forever remain perfect, and I felt like a child sitting in the cinema, watching the story unfold. When Kylo Ren stepped out on screen, I almost exploded. I was so excited. I had suspicions as to his identity, but that was irrelevant. Everything about him was just hardcore – that outfit, that mask, his phenomenally mesmerizing voice… all of it. Not to mention how he uses the Force, his strength, and the fact that he wields my favourite lightsaber in the Star Wars universe. That thing is amazing, and I never understood why people flipped out. Later on, when we get a good look at Kylo Ren? Dat hair. Like OMG. I just wanted to run my fingers through it. Over and over again. It was too gorgeous for words. Adam Driver was just so delicious. Wow. Then there is the super cute BB-8, who is now my favourite droid in the universe. I need one. This surpasses want. For reals now. Need, people. The way he waddles when he is hauling ass somewhere, how badass he is in an attack (more adorable than anything), and the best thumbs-upper I have ever seen… yes. This was destined to happen. Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford returning as Leia and Han was awesome, and I still adore them. I think everyone must piss off about this whole “Fisher got old” thing – I thought she looked amazing. Haters. Love how nobody is bitching about the men being old. Pfffffff. I know the world is going to fight back on this one, but I thought that Rey was a bit of a flat, bland character. Like sure, she is going places, and I like her well enough, but I am used to Leia, who just walks in and owns everything. She has more guts. I am sure that Rey will get there though. Also, I was no fan of how quickly Rey just grasped the Force, etc. Seriously. Even Anakin, who was supposed to “bring a balance to the Force” needed extensive training, as well as Luke, when he was to help the Rebels. Rey? Screw that, she just gets the Force. Oh well, let’s see. I was so stoked to see Chewie and the Millennium Falcon, and I really loved how everything looked in the movie (the X-Wings and TIE Fighters being some personal favourites), and the lens flares were signature Abrams and welcome, no matter what anyone says. I know I have an awful lot to say about this one, but come on, it has been a decade since the last Star Wars release (for me, I never got to see any of the originals in cinema), and so a lot of excitement has been building up. I will stop now though. Meaning… I will stop now with this:

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21 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

    • Zoë says:

      Ah Allie, I had no idea who was going to be under the mask (I literally watched trailers but read nothing to avoid spoilers and seeing who plays what), so I was surprised and thrilled to see him! Dat. Hair. That’s all I want to say xD So glad you enjoyed this!

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  1. Satua says:

    I had a great fortune of forgetting that Driver was in the film and when he took of his helmet I couldn’t be more happier. Been a fan since the first season of Girls and even more now. ❤ Btw, I just saw this a couple of days ago for the third time and it just gets better. It's unbelievable, but it does. I love the movie, it's (almost) perfect.

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  2. table9mutant says:

    WOOHOO!!! Just trying now to catch up on a bit of blog reading so glad I didn’t miss your review of this. I loved it so much! I didn’t fully know what to say at first or what to think but I liked it even more after a second watch. Soooo much better than the prequels. But, damn – you don’t love Rey?! I love her!! 🙂 And it’s so damn amazing that the lead role is female. My daughter has a new hero! But hell yeah BB-8 is awesome – I want one too! 🙂 I’m a little grossed out by Driver after all his sex scenes in Girls, though… 😉

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    • Zoë says:

      🙂 In that case, I am glad you caught this one! I need to play catch up sometime, too. What a crazy few weeks! I honestly didn’t even know if I was going to review this, but eventually I was like screw it, let’s write something! I liked her, I didn’t love her. She needs some more work, to be honest, so I am excited to see where they are going to take her because her character has so much potential! Yay! It’s always great when there are some great female leads for young ladies to aspire to or identify with, really. BB-8 ❤ That's all I have to say there! I have never seen Girls, and have no clue what it is, but everyone keeps mentioning it lol. Starting to wonder if I am supposed to be looking into it or not? But come on… that hair!!!

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      • table9mutant says:

        I really hate reviewing all-time favorites. I find it really hard! I don’t know if I’ll ever review the original trilogy. Writing up The Force Awakens was a struggle. Plus I was exhausted as I was writing it at 3:00 am… 😉

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