Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

By Mike Ellis

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Mike Ellis.

The latest in the Star Wars series of films, The Force Awakens, opened up on December 18 to worldwide acclaim. For me, this was a chance to experience a first. When the original Star Wars movies came out in the 70s and 80s, we didn’t go to many movies, and as a result, I didn’t see them in the theater. Then, when the Prequels were released between 1999 and 2005, for whatever reason, I don’t believe I saw any of those in the theater either. So today, watching Episode VII in the theater was a brand new experience for me.

This review isn’t so much about the movie itself, because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone by having some spoilers revealed when there are people that haven’t seen the movie yet. Instead, this review is about the experience, the feelings the movie generated, the anticipation, and yes, even the trailers, which I will share below for you to watch if you wish to.

The Anticipation

To my recollection, I can’t remember a time when a movie was as highly anticipated as Star Wars was. …read more

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