By Matt “Matterson” Whitehurst
Yes a Star Wars theme posts continue with The Force Awakens review. I saw the film in theaters three times and I thought about it a lot. If you read where I rank the films, it made the top 3. J. J. Abrams, brings back Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, R2D2 and C3PO with new characters Fin, Rey, Poe, Kylo Ren, and BB8.
I am get the negatives out first. The story has some similarities to A New Hope story line but it is a little bit different. This is my big gripe, the little use of Captain Phasma. We don’t see her fight just commanding troops and taking down the shield of the plant size death star. Hopefully she has a better story in episode 8.
Now that’s out of the way, the film like The Peanuts Movie, is full of nostalgia. It’s great because it wouldn’t be a Star Wars movie without Nostalgia. This is a Star Wars film that has a bigger female lead, sorry Leia, she was awesome in the movie but Rey was the main focal point the movie and it Daisy Ridley does an excellent job at it. It’s an enjoyable movie to watch for anyone.
I give the film a 4.5 out 5 stars.