A long time ago in a galaxy far away, our childhoods were full of epic stories set on planets that we could only dream of. Then just over 15 years ago, George Lucas attempted to make our dreams come true but telling us the story of how our favourite characters came to be, whilst having the tales back on our screen, many thought they didn’t live up to the stories of our childhood. Then Disney bought the franchise and it was only a matter of time before they promised us a new movie.
Finally, this week, the day arrived where we could finally enjoy a new Star Wars film, and our dreams have come true. With Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewie, C3PO and (although brief) R2D2 and Luke Skywalker, the Star Wars that we know and love from our childhood it back. With the perfect digital 3D experience on an IMAX screen, this was going to be the best Star Wars experience ever.
Now, we shall try and keep this spoiler free, as we already hear from a few people that they won’t be able to see it until the new year, but, we can’t simply just say we saw it and it was awesome, because why on earth would you bother reading on?
Now, there are a few things that we need to cover off, because not everything can be perfect. The storyline does seem a bit familiar, ok, not the main storyline, but little plots. Father and son, sacrifice, orphan, a droid with a secret mission. But, quite frankly, we don’t care, because if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it right?!
There is clearly one star of the film, and that is BB8. We knew this droid was the one we were looking for before the film was in cinemas, but seeing BB8 on the screen just confirmed that R2D2 and C3PO have a new awesome buddy in town, and with an epic toy
What JJ Abrams has got so right, is using the classic characters just enough, not too much and not too little. The film focuses on new characters, but links perfectly to the original films, and follows perfectly from Return of the Jedi.
We also loved the fact that we weren’t spoon-fed information (which often happens with big Hollywood movies), it was left up to us to figure out what was going on and the connections, and by the end of the film, it is still left to us. Now bring on Episode VIII, we might have to wait 18 months or so for the next chapter, but it can’t come soon enough.
Image sources: Mail online, Telegraph, Screenrant
Chewie we're home
The best film in the galaxy since Return of the Jedi
Worth spending the money for a 3D IMAX experience. This film is made for the biggest screen possible