Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015):(6.4/10)
After a 12 year span with no movies in the Star Wars universe, when the trailer for this film came out it looked amazing, it was going to introduce new characters and expand on Star Wars, while bringing back some familiar faces. And when the movie released... It was a let down of these hopes.
The Force Awakens relies almost entirely on it's nostalgia and feels distanced from the Star Wars universe, the issue being that the original trilogy was always a good ending and now we're starting more problems 30 years in the future which negates much of what the original heroes worked for. The movie brings us a way different version of princess Leia that we did not expect and while we do get Han Solo, that didn't last long... The new characters are somewhat bland besides John Boyega's Finn and Oscar Issac's Poe Dameron. The bulk of the characters in this film are either bland new characters, hollow shells of original trilogy characters, or in the case of our villain Kylo Ren... Major letdowns.
The movie would not have been horrible had it been any other sci-fi film but being set in the star wars universe it did NOT live up to anything it promised.
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