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Star Wars Episode 7

on January 11, 2016

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Well the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, came out and I finally got around to watching it. I grew up with the other films and have enjoyed the story over the years, though my family only ever owned 1 out of the 6 movies. But I was looking forward to this newest episode in the saga. And now I can say, it was not disappointing. This newest film did a great job of setting up a new plot while still connecting to the familiar stories we’ve already seen. I especially liked the new characters we are introduced to in this film, such as Finn and Rey. They are funny, relatable, and genuine and I’m looking forward to seeing how their stories continue.

The one thing I heard multiple times before I could see the movie was that it was basically A New Hope all over again. And I have to admit there are a lot of parallels between these two movies. To name just a few they both share a desert planet for an opening setting, the giving of important information to a droid for safe keeping, and the sacrifice of a mentor. After watching A New Hope again, I spotted even more similarities. I guess some people were disappointed by that, and maybe thought it made the film too predictable. However, I think that even though there are a ton of parallels between this new movie and A New Hope, that isn’t a bad thing. It’s a way of connecting with the old films, and there are still enough new things to keep me interested. It doesn’t feel like a remake of A New Hope, but more like the beginning of a new story in the same universe.

So if you liked the original Star Wars trilogy and you’re alright with a lot of similarities to A New Hope, you will probably like this film.

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