Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review
January 13, 2016
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The much-awaited movie, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, opened in theaters in mid-December and it has been a hit in every form of the word.
Three years after their purchase of the Star Wars franchise for a staggering $4.05 Billion (just short of Donald Trump’s net worth), Disney revamped the Star Wars franchise ten years after the release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Disney implemented several new exciting characters to fight alongside our childhood heroes. Characters such as Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron make their film debuts while others such as Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker make a return to the big screen. New droid BB-8, who has become a fan favorite, now rolls alongside the legendary R2-D2. The dark side gets reinforcements as well with the additions of Kylo Ren, Snoke, and completely restructured stormtroopers. Folks, this one may get interesting.
Several students attended the opening night premiere, while some attended Star Wars several times.
““I thought the most recent Star Wars was an entertaining movie. It had all the elements that make a good movie. JJ Abrams brought back the passion of Star Wars, and did a great job of doing so. It had great action, plot, special effects, and the acting along with humor made it an all-in-all well rounded film. After having seen the Star Wars sega countless times over, and this one 5 times, I can say it gets better every time.”
Nielsen, an avid Star Wars fan, had watched the original sega countless times over.
Star Wars is also shattering several box office records. As of January 7th, 2016, The Force Awakens became (domestically) the highest grossing movie of all time. Passing Avatar, Episode VII cleared $770 million on the 7th and now continues to rise. Star Wars is currently grossing $812 million and is seeking to be the first movie to earn $1 Billion dollars inside the United States. On this pace, it will hit the $1 Billion mark by the end of January (all according to boxofficemojo.com).
Disney revamped the Star Wars franchise successfully and did so with a flare. Leaving several questions to viewers at the end of Episode VII, the next movie is almost certain to be a success. With Episode VIII scheduled to be released in May 2017, it seems the Star Wars franchise has a bright future to accompany a legendary past.
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