REVIEW: ‘The Force Awakens’

REVIEW: ‘The Force Awakens’

Storm troopers invade the movie theater. PHOTO/NICK GNEPPER

Storm troopers invade the movie theater. PHOTO/NICK ALEMAN

By Noah Keel
eSomethin Staff

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens is a sci-fi adventure involving many old and new franchise characters such as Rey, the lonely girl from Jakku, Finn the traitor along with classic characters like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. The movie starts out as any other Star Wars movie with the famous and nostalgic yellow scrolling text and the Star Wars opening theme.

Right away, the viewer knows that the movie is going to be good.

The hype for The Force Awakens was like something I’ve never seen before. I didn’t get tickets for opening night because they were all sold out within the first day of being on sale, but I interviewed one of those lucky people to get a ticket on opening night.

Sophomore Nick Aleman saw The Force Awakens on opening and night and said it was the “craziest I’ve ever seen a theater before.”

“Kids and adults alike, new fans and old, filled the seats hours before the movie even started,” he said. “You could tell how excited everyone was, tons of fans were dressed as various characters from the franchise.”

Sophomore Spencer Tye thought it was spectacular.

“J.J. Abrams is a genius and I can’t wait to see what he does next,” he said.

I have to be honest it easy to spot flaws in The Force Awakens but once the viewer gets past that it’s a great movie. The sound and music are amazing as always, but at moments in the movie the dialog gets stale and boring. The acting in film is great, yet at times falls very short. For example, in the previews for the movie, the female villain Captain Phasma looked menacing cool in her chrome armor, but in the movie she went down without a fight.

Overall, The Force Awakens is a great movie that is fun for the whole family. Viewers may want to consider that it might scare small children with all the aliens and monsters. I would recommend this movie to anyone that has ever enjoyed previous Star Wars movies. Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens get 9.6/10 in my book because it’s great, but flawed. The story is recycled from other Star Wars films (they basically blow up another death star) but the movie still is very visually pleasing and brings back the childhood nostalgia.

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