Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (Spoiler Free)

Finally, the Star Wars cinematic universe has been thawed from carbonite and is roaming around in the public once again.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” brings forth a new sequel and a new hope to Star Wars fans all across the galaxy.

This review will contain absolutely no spoilers, because The Force Awakens is a film that should be watched having no idea what to possibly expect next.

Spearheaded by director, co-producer and co-writer J.J. Abrams, “The Force Awakens” gives a much needed shot at redemption after the publicly disliked prequel trilogy of a decade ago.

A fan of Star Wars since age 11, Abrams brings a new voice of a lifelong fan to the table to return the decade-long Star Wars franchise hiatus in a new light.

Also joining the writing team for Star Wars VII is Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote the screenplay for “Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”

Nobody has wrote the parts of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, R2-D2 or C-3PO like Kasdan has, and Kasdan has continued his cinematic beauty of work with these characters and others in “The Force Awakens.”

Kasdan and Abrams created a definitive nostalgic feeling surrounding the new film, one that will make movie-goers feel like an awe-struck kid in a candy store.

From the opening title scroll to the final credits, joyful action, constant suspense, an exhilarating cast and masterful special effects are heavily laden. Intriguing characters and detailed sets also help create the Star Wars feel that fans everywhere know and love.

As opposed to the likes of the can’t-keep-up-with-today’s-technology digital CGI in the prequel trilogy, “The Force Awakens” incorporates CGI when needed, like the creation of lightsaber blades or in spaceship fights.

However, the main focus of visual effects looks at the roots of Star Wars, practical effects. Real life sets, explosions and props make the movie seem more realistic. Practical effects will hold up through decades to come and allow fans down the line to admire without bother.

Star Wars ultimately feels like Star Wars again, by adding new technology, faces and ideas and incorporating them with the styles, emotions and story that are over a quarter century old.

Skeptics may think this is just another film so Disney can make a profit, but instead this movie adds on to a wonderful story to make it even better.

“The Force Awakens” brings back the iconic characters Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), as well as adding on a next generation of Star Wars legends like Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), General Hux (Dohmnall Gleeson) and Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o).

The movie is now open in theaters everywhere. May the force be with you.

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