Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)


Let me start off by saying two things:

1)  In high school I was a big Star Wars fan.  Time has eroded this.

2)  This review contains spoilers and assumes you’ve seen the film.

The Force Awakens is the first of the new new Star Wars trilogy of sequels and follows a new group of heroes and villains as they square off for control of the galaxy.  After defeating the empire in Return of the Jedi the rebel alliance is now again trying to defend the freedom of the galaxy against the First Order — a group trying to reinstate the Empire (at least that’s what I think — the film never explains this).  The First Order is helmed by new Sith Lord, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver, Girls, and I just threw up a bit in my mouth).  Continue reading