Rebirth (Star Wars: The Force Awakens,2015)

Star-Wars-VII-PosterAnd so, here it it is.  The fans started skeptical when new films were announced, yet as we grew closer, folks started to get more and more excited.  And as long as they were better than the prequels, these new films would be loved.  But now I have seen J.J. Abram’s film.

For me?  This was an exhilarating rush.  I felt a genuine joy watching the film.  The characters we know are back, and much as we remember, though a bit more worn and heartbroken.

The new characters look poised to take over the main franchise, and they are quite likable.  I especially enjoyed the interactions between Rey, Finn, Han and Chewbacca.

Rather than a clone of Darth Vader, Rylo Ken is more emotionally twisted by the pull of the dark side.  There is a hint that the light side of the Force has it’s temptations to be fought.

The jokes land on target, the film has plenty of laughs.  There are plenty of call backs and nice little homages to the original trilogy.  The film also sets up mysteries to be answered in the future.

I truly enjoyed the film, and this has me excited for the next installment.

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