Star Wars: The Force Awakens – A new hope or the death of a star?

With the new Star Wars movie only about a week away I have come to the realization that I really don’t know what the story is about. I remember when the first one came out, or was that actually the fourth one, around 1977. I remember there was a space ship battle scene in some trenches with the X-Wing fighter jets and the blowing up of the Death Star. I remember Luke and Leah had to jump into a garbage chute. I remember hearing something about Hans Solo being frozen though I do not know what happened to him. I remember there being a scene in a bar with a bunch of different creatures. I remember Luke chopping open some sort of camel thing so he could sleep inside of it. There was some sort of Jamaican fellow that nobody liked. There is a big job of the hut thing although I do not know what his story is. There was Sofia Coppola. I do not know why Darth Vader, who I understand to be Luke’s father, has to wear that silly costume. And that is all I know about Star Wars. Is the story worth catching up on? Should I actually go back and watch these movies? Or is the Star Wars story sort of played out?

It is obvious the Star Wars franchise is one of the most successful in film history, right there with the likes or James Bond, Harry Potter, The Hobbit and Airplane. Are they still making the films because they sort of ‘have to’ or is there still a story to tell that the people want to see?

What do you think? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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60 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens – A new hope or the death of a star?

    • Yeah, I may have to check it out…when it comes on DVD. Although, Tuesday is $5 day at my local theater so…
      Let us know what you think when you see it ok?
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    • I think I am going to see it the Monday after Christmas. If you see it, let us know what you thought ok? I will do the same.
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  1. Honestly I don’t believe that they should have made another star wars movie. Why not conclude with the two trilogies? Why is another movie really necessary? I don’t understand it at all. It’s like… it is completely unnecessary and while it might be a good movie and while I might see it eventually, I still think that they should have left it instead of milking the series like Ubisoft did to assassins creed. I play chess to star wars music all the time so I would be happy if they released a new star wars soundtrack.

    • I dunno. I mean I lost track long ago so not sure about your opinion although I bet I would agree with you in I had more knowledge about it.
      Hollywood does just tend to milk things and for some reason can not seem to come up with original ideas anymore.
      But one billion dollars in sales does say a lot!
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  2. Hello TROY, I am here because I had said you in previous comments, I will give my words here about this movie.
    I was really looking forward to this movie even knowing that Abrams will be directing it. And now I wish I didn’t watch. It was just bad. No other words for it.
    Everyone already said about plot being just a random rehash of previous episodes. We’ve already seen all situations, all locations, all plot turns. There’s nothing original in this movie and it seems pointless in general.
    Some basics of the SW Universe are changed to accommodate the characters. Now a guy who is not a Force-user can fight with a trained Sith using a lightsaber. Untrained Force-user can use jedi mindtricks with no training at all. Sith can feel a non-Force-user from across considerable distance but not if the same man is standing 10 meters apart from him. Stormtroopers see Sith have a fit if pointless hysterics and calmly walk away from him despite his summons. Light Side is a constant seduction to Siths. And so on and so on… It all feels like a badly written fanfic.
    And it is also filmed badly. In all Star Wars movies first appearance of ship or a planet always was a momentous scene. This is totally lost here. Also there are many unflattering camera angles, poorly choreographed scenes, battle sequences are rushed and not always thought-out. With modern technology and special effects it could have been magnificent, but instead it’s cheaply looking. I’ve caught myself thinking that “A New Hope” looked better and more advanced than this one.
    Maybe if you’ve never watched Star Wars you will like this movie, but for those familiar with old episodes it most probably will be a major let down.
    1 out of 10 just because it’ impossible to give 0.
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