Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci fi, Comedy, Drama – USA – 135 min
Written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, (George Lucas)
Directed by J. J. Abrams
It is said nobody’s perfect, nothing’s perfect on Earth. Well, then this movie must have been made on another planet, in a galaxy far, far away…
Millions of people around the world, generations of fans have been waiting for it for 10 years, since the last Star Wars movie – Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) was released. Finally, here it is!
Let’s be honest – the bar has been set very high. The creators, however, jumped over it in a fine way.
The film brings out the very best of the old trilogy and leave the audience delighted. The classic Star Wars motives and gags are combined masterly with freshness and creativity. We’ve got a new strong female lead, a new ridiculously cute (and funny!) droid, a young man who decides to change his destiny, a man in a black mask who commands Stormtroopers and uses the Force. We’ve got a complicated parents-son relationship, friendships, a bit of love. We’ve got The Resistance, the First Order – a Nazi-inspired dark-side heir of the Galactic Empire. Finally, we’ve got some old friends, too! And… a chase after Luke. The Luke!
Fast, complex action, thrilling adventures, explosions, engaging fight scenes (yup, that’s the world- engaging). I laughed, I cried. It certainly doesn’t lack surprises – both pleasant and not. I really enjoyed the plot, the marvellous shots and special effects. The awesome characters and their costumes add to the awesomeness of the whole. And that’s not nearly all. Watch it, and you’ll know what I mean.
Although the movie could have spared few minor mistakes, The Force Awakens is as good as it can be.
(I gotta tell you, Rey is my new favorite heroine!)
My score: 10/10 (!!!)