I remember my Dad bringing home a box set of Star Wars VHS tapes when I was a kid. And how he demanded we go see the prequels in the theatres, just because it was Star Wars and theoretically a critical part of growing up. He said it was a crucial part of growing up and that the plot lines corresponded with more than just the silver screen. To say Star Wars reminds me of my childhood and of how nothing’s ever easy would be an understatement.
Needless to say, when it was announced that The Force Awakens was coming out in December of 2015, I was ecstatic. I felt like a part of my childhood was coming back and I could really enjoy it as an adult.
The fact that there was a brand new Star Wars episode incorporating the new with the old was exhilarating fantastic. True, it felt similar to the original trilogy in some parts but it was still a rush to get to finally really see Han Solo, General Leia, and even Chewy on the big screen before it even went to DVD or downloaded onto my hard drive. Plus, what better way to connect with your childhood again than on a silver screen in a drive in theatre surrounded by loved ones?
Without giving away any spoilers, I think my favourite part was probably just the nostalgia part and how it really left a lot up to the imagination. Plus, it basically guaranteed that there are going to be more chances to see actually new Star Wars in the theatre!
Overall, it was decent. Some plot holes that could have been remedied and some things that made no sense at all. I’ll probably see it again, get it on DVD, and freak out a little bit every time I watch it again.
4 tea leaves, for now.