Monday, 21 December 2015

Star Wars: A Force Awakens

Dir: J J Abrams
Starring: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Issac etc.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, something happened. 30 years later, pretty much the same thing happened again. Yes, that's right: Narry B's saying this is close to a remake of Episode IV.

The reaction of one viewer to this
nonsense after ten minutes
But in the intervening 30 years, many of us here on earth have grown up a bit, and the sight of an alien that looks like prawn and the indecipherable twiddlings of a circular robot no longer hold the same appeal that they once did.

Hopefully, those who haven't grown up (i.e. children) will enjoy A Force Awakens. It has action, mystery, epic-ness, and, above all, incredible set design. The script is typically clunky, though, making sure no one gets left behind with complicated plot twists ("You mean we've got to blow up that part of the weapon before the sun goes down?").

The highlight of watching A Force Awakens was the whooping and hollering from the audience in the cinemateque, and one feller even gave a massive shout of "YEAH!" when Princess Leia... I mean Rey grabbed the light saber.

I say, "Bring back Jar-Jar Binks for Episode VIII and go hell for leather for comedy."

Rating: Meh

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