Hopefully you could tell from the title that this will contain spoilers about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
So I just got home from watching The Force Awakens. My brother bought tickets for me and my younger brothers, a Christmas present I guess.
I actually had a much more enthusiastic Blog entry written, but one accidental Ctrl+R erased all that. So I'll just list some of my thoughts here:
-The movie was fantastic. Just absolutely positively fantastic.
-I loved, loved, loved the whole defective Stormtrooper thing with Finn. However, I wish that Finn had a harder time fleeing from the First Order, emotionally. He was just totally desperate to not be a part of it anymore, and it would have been much more interesting to see him struggle with it, feel conflicted, etc. Still, it was amazing to actually feel sympathy for the Stormtroopers. It made them seem like actual individuals.
-I loved all the throwbacks to the original movies, both big and small. Big things like Rey snooping around the Death Star (like Obi Wan), and using the Force to grab the lightsaber from the snow (like Luke and the Wampa). And little things, like the swiping transitions.
-Han's death was perfect. When Kylo Ren took off his helmet, and handed the lightsaber to Han, I was like, really disappointed, and thought they did a terrible job with the ending. Kylo just turned to the light side, there wasn't any struggle or anything, then...ZAP! Killed Han. Didn't see it coming at all, and it made Kylo Ren seem like a seriously evil villain.
-I felt terrible for poor Chewie, it would have been nice to see him rage some more about Han's death...but he did shoot Kylo Ren, and set off that detonator, so I guess I shouldn't complain. I just wish that was a slightly bigger moment.
-The wreckage from the Sith Wars was so freaking cool! The wrecked Star Destroyers, and especially the AT-AT that Rey was living in. Just awesome.
-The movie was fantastic. Just absolutely positively FANTASTIC!
Go watch it! I'll be seeing it again for sure, I did not expect to love it as much as I did. Star Wars!!!