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Review of the new “Star Wars” movie

Lauren Schwartz

Staff Writer

This past weekend, I saw “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and if you liked the original trilogy, and the prequel trilogy, than this classic continuation of good vs. evil across the galaxies does not disappoint.

Not only does this movie catch you up on the rebels, but it also gives you an inside look on the First Order, the new name for the Empire, showing us that although mass-produced and identical in appearance, the Storm Troopers are indeed people too. Which, to be honest, I had never thought of before. I just thought they were sad excuses for soldiers that couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn and got killed with one hit, regardless of the bulky armor they clomp around in.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has elements in it that truly make it a “Star Wars” film, as well as providing fresh new faces that give the franchise a renewed energy. J.J. Abrams did a great job reviving the work of George Lucas in this film, seeing as the film reminded me of its processor, “Star Wars: A New Hope.” The writers of the film did a good job providing some comic relief to prevent some scenes from being too suspenseful or scary for younger audiences, similar to that of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Overall, I, personally, would give “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” a solid eight out of ten stars because although it was an amazing movie with astonishing special effects, there were still quite a few plot holes probably big enough for me to shove my entire body through. With that being said, this movie was defiantly worth the money that I paid for my ticket and I would watch it again, probably even buy when it gets released. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” deserved all of the hype that was built up about it and superseded my expectations I had about the film.

 

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