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The Force Awakens – The Newest Star Wars Film

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Source: The Force Awakens Blog

Source: The Force Awakens Blog

Present day, here, in the Milky Way Galaxy, right underneath our very feet, the earth begins to shake. A quiver of chills is racing down the spines of millions. The young, the old, every race and creed unit for one epic event:

The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

This is happening!

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With the seven Star Wars movies already out there, my question to you is: What’s all the hype about?

Let’s look at a few of the differences.

1. George Lucas inspired this reaction:

Roger Ebert, January 1st, 1977, a review of Star Wars:

“Every once in a while I have what I think of as an out-of-the-body experience at a movie. When the ESP people use a phrase like that, they’re referring to the sensation of the mind actually leaving the body and spiriting itself off to China or Peoria or a galaxy far, far away. When I use the phrase, I simple mean that my imagination has forgotten it is actually present in a movie theater and thinks it’s up there on the screen. In a curious sense, the events in the movie seem real, and I seem to be a part of them.”

This quite an accolade of high praise; reviews soared as time went on and more movies were created. An empire was created.

2. Abrams brought back some of the old players.

Harrison Ford is back as Hans Solo, Carrie Fisher returns as the esteemed Princess Leia, and of course, Mark Hamill appears as Luke Skywalker.

Hamill has been off the set of Star Wars anything for 30 years! And he’s chosen to follow his Pop Pop on the dark side. Does this mean Luke is a bad guy? To channel The Force through the Dark Side one must be angry, lustful, greedy, vengeful, or fearful.

Don’t blame Abrams for this change. Hamill threw the idea at George Lucas during The Return of the Jedi, because he thought that was the direction of the film. Abrams merely ran entertained Hamill’s interests.

3.The crew welcomes new members.

John Boyega (Finn) and Daisy Ridley (Rey). Rey starts off full of wanderlust. She’s living a typical day-to-day experience and is vying for an adventure. That’s where Finn comes in. Finn is a Stormtrooper fighting under the first order, rising from the Empire, and is looking for a new path.

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), a more chaotic semblance of Darth Vader. Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata) debuts as a boisterous pirate with more to show. And Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) – a Boba Fett inspired character working for the First Order and a member of the dark side.

I believe what Abrams was trying to do with this film is to bring in a new crowd of viewers, and unite them with the pros. So, whether you’re a newbie to Star Wars anything, or Lucas’s closest buddy, just have fun with this. Get caught in the hype, the buzz, the entertainment. Play with Google’s newest theme (Google search: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away). Be entertained with Fallon and the Root’s song parody.

Embrace The Force within and stop resisting…

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