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First and foremost Greetings and Salutations Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. I hope this finds all of my AVS buddies doing well and enjoying the holiday season.
I did something today that I can't remember the last time I did it. I went to a commercial theater to see Star Wars the Force Awakens. I'll give you a moment to stop reading if you haven't seen it yet. 3........2.........1........You have been duly warned.
First off J.J. Abrams did not screw it up......that was my biggest concern that he would J.J. Abrams it, he did a little but nothing out of the ordinary. I try to go into all films without any preconceived ideas and not buying into all the hype. This just was not possible considering the nature of this particular beast. I was fortunate enough to grow up with the original trilogy and all the toys and action figures (just wish I had all of those now) it was a good time to be a kid. I can remember the magic that was Star Wars and watching with wide eyes in the theater as the story unfolded. I was hoping this film would have captured that feeling or at least rekindled it. To that end for me the film fell a little short. While supposedly taking place 30 years after return of the Jedi it could actually pretty much stand on its own as there are some connecting themes but it is easy to see the torch is being passed to new players. My one biggest nitpick with the film is that it follows the same story line as A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. There is a Death Star (or in this film an even bigger death planet) and they need to blow it up. I know right very original. To that end I was disappointed there was not really any new thoughts in story telling. I did like the film and enjoyed it very much however and just tried to let the film stand on its own....I couldn't believe it was over as fast as it was, as I have had a few hours to reflect on this film I have come to a simple conclusion........This is not my Star Wars..........it is this generations Star Wars.