Star Wars: the Force Awakens

I went to see The Force Awakens yesterday afternoon. It’s one of those films which, like it or not, Star Wars fan or not, one has to go watch. Believe it or not, it isn’t half bad. To my surprise, yesterday afternoon I found myself watching quite a decent film, one which I found myself getting into. Of course, I don’t know how much detail I should go into here, not wanting to spoil it for anyone else, but incredibly, Lucas and Abrams seem to have pulled it off: they have given us another episode of a story I, like everyone else, had assumed had been completed; one that doesn’t feel ‘tacked on’, but fits with the originals, and in a way enhances them. It felt great yesterday afternoon to become reacquainted with characters first ‘met’ as a child, and seeing what became of them. The first shot of the Millennium Falcon had me squealing with joy. Thus it seems that I was wrong: there is a need for new Star Wars films; I should not have been so hasty to poo-poo the idea. This wasn’t a continuation of a story just for the sake of it; nor was it the kids film I feared it would be.Star Wars is back, it seems, and jolly good thing too. And this is only the beginning: of course, given that this is only the beginning ant TFA leaves the door open for a continuation, I think we can now look forward to quite a few Star Wars film to come.

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