Was the Force strong with the new Star Wars movie?


Was the Force strong with the new Star Wars movie?

Eduardo Sanchez

On December 18, 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in theatres across the country making a total of $768 million, so far. It quickly became the number one movie in North America after Avatar, which made approximately $2 billion worldwide in 2009. Many Star Wars fans, even non-fans held spots in huge lines and crowds waiting to see the movie. Some were sitting outside of movie theaters since 7 A.M., it is without a doubt that the new film was a long anticipated one since Star Wars Episode III released in May 19. 2005.

This major motion picture is the first in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and takes place 30 years after the second death star is blown up, the Rebel Alliance, and the sith lords Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are defeated by Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Order.

The First Order rises from the Galactic Empire and seeks to destroy Luke and the Republic. Stormtrooper FN-2187 who can’t kill for the First Order turns to aid and eventually joins the Republic. After destroying the Republic base, the Resistance destroys the Starkiller base and Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) battle Kylo ren. They are then separated by a fissure, the Resistance returns home to celebrate their victory and Rey finds Luke Skywalker and presents to him his father’s lightsaber.

Many fans were emotional towards the scene of Han Solo’s (Harrison Ford) death to his son Kylo Ren. However, the death of a protagonist was expected to happen sooner or later, it is no surprise that Solo’s son turned to the dark side to follow in Anakin “Darth Vader” Skywalker’s footsteps, it would have been difficult to keep a steady storyline in the movie.

The movie will probably be popular in theatres until February when Deadpool is released. This will be the first highly anticipated movie of 2016 and Tim Miller should be expecting nearly $100 million in the first couple hours of the movie’s release. Until then Star Wars The Force Awakens will remain a sold out show in most of North America considering the many fans who have been returning to the theatres multiple times to rewatch the film. Overall, this movie deserves a 9/10 for its continuance with the saga and originality but there were a few flaws that deprive it of its perfect rating. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it ASAP.

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