The Force Awakens Review – Courtesy of Stephen Dent

I am a rabid Star Wars fan but this movie could have been WAY better! I have to get this off my chest! Disney, in their greed, erased the expanded universe. The problem with this is that the extended universe was signed off for! In my mind that is where the franchise should have gone. Grand Admiral Thrawn, Mara Jade, Jorus Cabooth, Jacen Solo being the bad guy, and so on. But alas, that is not what happened. We have instead Kylo Ren who loses a fight to an untrained girl in her first lightsaber battle, no less! Pretty pathetic for a bad guy, methinks. And what happened to Captain Phasma – Gwendaline Christie was vastly underused in this. Watching her in Game of Thrones I know what a great actress she is! Now I have to give some props to JJ Abrams. He did execute the movie well, even if it feels very similar to the originals (mega weapon destroying planets and so on).

Stephen Dent’s Spoiler Alert: Han Solo dies. It’s tragic but true. Dead by the hands of his evil son Ben aka Kylo Ren. The best part of the movie is the reintroduction of Luke Skywalker. I really hope Rouge One can deliver because I was dissatisfied with this movie.

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