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Star Wars Returns! For The First Time In Over 20 Years!

December 18, 2015

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Star Wars Returns! For The First Time In Over 20 Years! - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 18, 2015
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

The wait is over! Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this weekend and, the word is that you will NOT be disappointed! Read KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry Os movie review on Kidzworld!

By Gerry O, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 13

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Review

 

It is surprising that only 10 to 12 hours of films created the giant franchise we know as Star Wars. People have been waiting for a good Star Wars story ever since Episode 6 came out 32 years ago. Fellow Star Wars fans, I am pleased to tell you, it has come. 

Chewie, we're home!Chewie, we're home!Courtesy of Disney

Everyone knows Star Wars is a sci-fi, action franchise, but this film is very unique for the fact that it goes much deeper. With Evil getting more and more powerful, there is drama and fighting between the characters, but that doesn't stop romance from sneaking in with a little bit of comedy. Granted, I was worried it would turn into a kid's comedy, but quite a few times I found my self thinking that not only are the jokes perfect, they are also not over used! 

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Alright, let's get to the part everyone wants to read, the plot of the most hyped, but hidden film of the decade. The events start out 20 years after what took place in Episode 6, (spoiler alert for people who didn't see episode 6). The Empire has fallen, yes, but a new Evil has risen, known as The First Order. The rebellion needs new Jedi now more than ever, but Luke (Mark Hamill) is missing and they need to find (wait for it) a new hope! 

Droid BB8Droid BB8Courtesy of Disney

Is the film worth the wait? Ever since almost a year ago, people have been talking about new Star Wars episode, and it is SO worth it. Famous directors have taken on some great challenges before, including Spielberg finishing Kubrick's AI. But J.J. Abrams took on something completely out of the ball field trying to continue Star Wars. The cinematography is spectacular, the ending shot (no spoiler) is one of the greatest endings I have ever seen in a film, and the whole story itself is unexpected and very enjoyable. Although there are many aspects that are not in the original Star Wars films, I think it is actually very nice to see Star Wars not get ruined, but go through its own evolving evolution. 

The Millennium Falcon vs. TIE fightersThe Millennium Falcon vs. TIE fightersCourtesy of Disney

As for the acting, of course, the original A-Team - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and more – are phenomenal and I think it was the perfect idea to bring these characters back for the pure enjoyment of long standing fans. However, it is really Daisy Ridley who steals the show. Her character, Rey, is so fresh and unique, full of emotion, and this character (still no spoilers, sorry) goes through so much drama in the film. It must have been a very hard role to play. Daisy gives it 110%. I predict she will be win an Oscar nomination for this role.

Harrison Ford as Han SoloHarrison Ford as Han SoloCourtesy of Disney

The special effects obviously got better since the last Star Wars film in the early 2000s, and I still want to mention how breathtaking they are. Even for 2015, with all the CGI aliens, ships and spectacular space scenes, it is quite literally “eye candy." My only criticism of the film is that it is a bit too long. However, not one single scene is out of place or feels unneeded. 

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One of my favorite scenes is when we are reunited with Hollywood's favorite space ship. Rey and Finn (John Boyega) are trying to escape The First Order. They have two options for space flight, a "piece of junk" or another space ship. Well, the space ship gets blown up and it turns out the "piece of junk" is the millennium falcon! Of course, everyone cheers, claps and whistles in the audience once the camera shows the breathtaking ship. It is not only enjoyable, and a bit funny, but the camera technique is perfect. If you want to know the rest of the story, go get your tickets and watch the film! 

Film Critic Gerry O.Film Critic Gerry O.Courtesy of KIDS FIRST!

This film is actually pretty mature. It isn't as kind as episodes 1, 2 and 3.  It has its violence, so I recommend it for ages ten to eighteen. And, adults who saw previous Star Wars films and appreciate them will enjoy this film as well. I give it five out of five stars, because, even if it is a little bit boring in the middle, (it is 2 hours and 10 minutes long) J.J. Abrams, the cast and crew achieved the impossible and created a new masterpiece that can be proudly added to the Star Wars franchise. I am also glad to say that, for the first time in over 20 years, Star Wars returns!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Rating:5

Star Wars: The Force Awakens PosterStar Wars: The Force Awakens PosterCourtesy of Disney

You can see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters now!

Film Critic Gerry O.Film Critic Gerry O.Courtesy of KIDS FIRST!

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