Star Wars: The Force Awakens – A Triumphant, if Imperfect, Return to Form

Reblogging this for two reasons. 1.Thomas here is a fellow writer for ScreenRelish.com and he’s awesome at what he does. Far better than me, for sure. And 2. As much as I’d like to take a crack at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I am simply not cut out for it because… I’ve never seen any of the Star Wars films. It’s hard to swallow, I know. So I’ve taken it upon myself to reblog and share Thomas’ inaugural post to his new blog here at WordPress, and keep the hype going for this new film in the franchise… You are welcome. 🙂

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star_wars_poster_full.0.0It seems like only yesterday that the internet exploded like a poorly-designed doomsday weapon upon hearing the news that Star Wars, the beloved and generation-defining sci-fi franchise, was making a comeback. Lucasfilm had been sold to Disney and production was underway on a brand new Star Wars movie. “Holy crap”, we thought, in virtually every language on Earth and several made-up ones. And in the intervening months the snowball of hype has been steadily building, with director JJ Abrams’ penchant for secrecy only fueling the insane levels of speculation and excitement.

Now, after years of anticipation and a seemingly endless parade of rumors and speculation, the film has finally been released upon the world to dominate every theater for the next couple months. And to the relief of pretty much everyone, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is, thank God almighty, good. Quite good in fact. But alas, not great…

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