Friday, December 18, 2015
Star Wars The Force Awakens Review: Fitting Chapter in the Star Wars Saga
Episode VII takes place 30 years after the events of Episode VI. The galaxy faces a new threat in the form of The First Order and its leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). Unfortunately for the New Republic the famed hero Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has disappeared from the galaxy. This dilemma leads to the newly formed Resistance, led by Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) to locate the missing Jedi Knight before the First Order finds him. The conflict leads to Jakku where a mysterious girl named Rey (Daisy Riley) gets caught in the thick of things. Along with a former stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega), Rey joins up with famed smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to get vital information to the Resistance before the vicious Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his forces catches up with them.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens may not a dynamic entry in the Star Wars saga, but that did not make the film any less enjoyable. Though story and characters could have been stronger, both factors had plenty of merits to make up for their shortcomings. Along with the movie's stunning technical elements, The Force Awakens managed to stay true to the adventurous aspects that has made up the whole Star Wars Saga; and because of this, I found that Episode VII was both a needed and worthy successor to the Star Wars name.