Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Star Wars Episode VII was an entertaining film overall with great special effects, action, drama and sci-fi. Unlike or like Star Wars: A New Hope / Star Wars Episode IV, this is the heroine’s tale to that other film’s hero’s tale; 2015’s Rey contrasted with 1977’s Luke Skywalker.
Yes, there some moments, not many but some moments nonetheless, of Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Episode VII that lifted some scenes from previous iterations, but overall it was a fresh movie that was accessible to a larger audience the previous two trilogies.
Under the direction of J.J. Abrams the film feels like a movie that any age can watch without feeling like it was dumbed down, whereas I always felt under Goerge Lucas’ direction the Star Wars films were meant for children, that parents or adults could also enjoy, but they were clearly intended for children. This film also feels like a film set in 2015 with this focus on the heroine Rey, the hero rogue Finn with a strong tether to the past with aged Han Solo.
With that, I share with you the the Top 7 Spoilers From Star Wars The Force Awakens via a mini Star Wars Episode VII review!
7. Luke Skywalker is missing. He went into hiding after one of his star pupils in a new Jedi Academy betrayed him.
6. We head into Star Wars Episode VIII in May 2017 still not knowing the lineage or who Rey and Finn are. There were rumours that Finn was Lando Calrissian’s son, but that’s silent in the film. We thought that Rey was Luke Skywalker or Leia Organa Solo’s daughter, but that’s not revealed and the latter seems very unlikely. However, we know that Rey is strong in the Force and that Finn “may” be as well – due to some fancy shooting from the Millennium Falcon – but despite what the film posters tease, Finn just uses a lightsaber in the film and doesn’t demonstrate any classic Force tactics like Rey does.
5. Kylo Ren is a passionate and angry Sith Lord (or Sith Apprentice). His fits of rage through the film reveal an unstable force who he admits is grappling with the light side of the Force and the Dark Side. Throughout the film viewers feel some compassion for the character as J.J. Abrams teases the possibility of Kylo Ren turning to the light side.
4. Kylo Ren is not Luke Skywalker despite what the internet says. Kylo Ren is actually Ben Solo, presumably named after Obi-Wan Kenobi or “Ben Kenobi” as he was sometimes called in Star Wars: A New Hope / Episode III. He was also the pupil who betrayed Luke Skywalker and destroyed the Jedi Academy. Luke Skywalker has not been seen since. Kylo Ren was been mentored by the mysterious leader of the Force Order and Sith named Snoke.
3. Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo appear estranged in the film. They have been driven apart after the ordeal with their son Ben. However, these two generals of the resistance still love each other and support the efforts of the Resistance.
2. Kylo Ren asks his father Han Solo to help end his pain caused by being pulled between both the dark side and the light side of the Force. Han Solo obliges. We see Kylo Ren / Ben Solo seemingly give up his lightsaber, but while in Han Solo’s hand, it is activated impaling Han Solo and sending him to his death into the bowels of the First Order’s base.
1. Despite very small screen time for C3PO, R2D2, Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker, the film feels very much like a Star Wars film, in many ways more of an inheritor of the franchise that the trilogy prequel. This is firmly the tale of Rey, who is powerful in the Force, as well as Finn, BB8 – that cool round droid – and Kylo Ren. The next film is set up the climax of the film, which revolves around the First Order wanting the map to where Luke Skywalker is and the Resistance wanting to get the map as well to seek the help of the seemingly Last Jedi.
How was the film? 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.
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