Sith like the sixth

A Star Wars: The Force Awakens review

Jake Herrick, Reporter

Star Wars; I was so excited, I mean I was, until I actually saw it. It’s not to say it was bad, it was great in the same way Jurassic World was. It was crutched by nostalgia and not much else. The leads were good, BB-8, Chewbacca, Finn and Rey (note the order of importance). But was there actually any substance behind it all? And I’m sure there will be some flak for my answer; no.

I’m sure many of you have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is set after the original trilogy, when the rebellion primarily fights splinter groups of the old empire. The movie begins with BB-8 and his owner, an important character that, odds are, you won’t remember the name of anyways; though he is the only reason the rebels are successful in any of the battles they fight. The only thing you need to know about him (Poe) is that he is the best pilot in the rebel fleet, but who cares, BB-8! So our hero BB-8 and miscellaneous pilot guy, are on a mission to recover the location of Luke Skywalker “the last jedi.” The Empire attacks and burns down the whole village searching for the same evidence to Luke Skywalker’s location. During this raid a clone trooper witnesses the death of another trooper and stumbles through the battlefield in a haze, this clone trooper’s name is FN-2187 (Finn). So Finn develops a moral compass as his fellow clones execute villagers, miscellaneous pilot man gets captured, BB-8 rolls off into the desert with the map to Luke and the main antagonist is introduced.

The main characters are good characters, the conflict and antagonist are well done and the special effects and story are, about, industry standard, though it all induces a sense of déjà vu.

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