Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens Review

I've waited more than a month to post this! Simply because I didn't want to give away any spoilers, duh.

As a die-hard Star Wars fan, obviously I was reaaally excited to see it. In fact, it was the first time I was actually going to see a Star Wars movie in a cinema; for I have not had the opportunity to do so when any of the previous movies came out years back (my parents aren't fans, *sobs*).

And even so, I honestly thought there wasn't going to be any more Star Wars movies after Revenge of The Sith, because let's face it - it has been 10 years since. So you can only imagine my excitement when I heard about the release of Episode 7 two years ago. Anyway, let's head on to the actual review now:

I rate the movie, 4 out of 5 stars. I honestly didn't put in much expectation in the movie even though I was really excited to watch it. And I simply didn't do so because the movie was directed by J.J. Abrams instead of George Lucas this time. So I must admit, I was a little skeptical. Much to my surprise and delight however, the film actually exceeded my almost non-existent expectations.


The Force Awakens was infused with a lot of comedy and non-stop action from almost start to finish, which was pretty different from all the previous 6 ones. So for whoever has yet to watch any Star Wars movie and would like to start watching one, I would definitely recommend them to watch Episode 7 first, as the plot is really easy and quick to follow.

Just like almost any other movie though, TFA sure has some disappointments in my opinion. The portrayed main villain - Kylo Ren - doesn't seem to emit the same Sith Lord-ish vibes as all the other Sith Lords. All he ever does is endlessly and immaturely rage and worship Darth Vader, though (like what? Then again, how did he even obtain Vader's mask??). Although now, and thanks to that, several memes of him are now established online and I can embarrassingly say that I'm actually digging them. 

My favourite characters of TFA are definitely Rey and BB-8! I've now developed a crush on Daisy Ridley (the actress who plays Rey) and would definitely love to cosplay as her character sometime simply because of how badass she is.

My favourite scene in TFA is the saber duel between Kylo Ren and Rey. In the movie, it wasn't stated anywhere if Rey is a Jedi or if she's related to a Skywalker. However, a mystery ensues when she used a Jedi mind trick and when Anakin/Luke's lightsaber responds to her calling.

My least favourite scene is well, *sniffs* when Kylo Ren stabbed his own father - Han Solo - straight through the heart with his crossguard lightsaber.  

Overall, I have really enjoyed The Force Awakens. In fact I have even watched it in the theatres twice! I can't wait for it to be available in a digital copy, as I might just binge watch Star Wars all the way from Episode 1!!

Thanks for reading! I hope you have enjoyed this review. Have you also watched the movie? If you did, what are your thoughts and opinions on it? And if you haven't, are you planning to watch it anytime soon?