Shouting Into The Void
(Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens, seen 17/12/2015 at Kino Kosmos, Tallinn)
WARNING - THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS!!!!!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
*So, Han and Leia's son has turned to the Dark Side, a new evil shimmers over the galaxy after the demise of the Empire and Luke Skywalker seems to have run away at the first sign of trouble. Welcome to Star Wars Episode VII - Everyone in the Original Movies you loved turns out to be a bit shit
*This is a mirror of the original film. Whether you want to go for 'this is a testament to the power of the first one' or 'can't anyone do anything original' is up to you
*Gets straight into the action. You can really tell the fact that there's a lot of physical effects as opposed to CGI
*My they're going to sell a lot of BB8 toys.
*Rey is a great character. Watch for the constant "She's a breath of a fresh air in a male dominated mythology' / 'No she isn't' type back and forth that the internet loves.
*Look, I am not suprised you know who was offed (considering their actor had asked for them to be killed off before). But you could hear the childhood dreams of a generation breaking when that scene occured
*Snoke - bet he turns out to be tiny and the 'Anti-Yoda'
*Millennium Falcon was cool, is cool and will remain cool
*Bad guys in the Star Wars Universe. Next time you plan a large killing machine ask the designers 'Is there a flaw that someone can exploit'. If they say 'Yes' then defend the fucking thing you idiots.
*Stop this 'ooh, they're looking a bit old and not like I remember them' about the actors from the original. People get older and look different. Get over it.
*Just how did Kylo get his grandfather's skull? Scouring the galaxy, stolen from an Ewok trader or a weird Xmas present?
*Kylo Ren - an indie band if ever I heard one
*Actually, so is Poe Dameron
*Mark Hamill's agent deserves a medal. "So Mark. You'll stand around in what appears to be an Enya video for two minutes and get paid a shitload of money". "I'm good with that."
*This does feel 'proper' Star Wars and one that appeals to fanboys and a new generation. Though it's a shame it does end on a vague cliffhanger and not have proper 'closure' like the original. Though welcome to the world of franchises
*I liked it a lot though. Yes it's Hollywood franchise excess. But it's pretty good Hollywood franchise excess.