Feature Movie: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars The Force Awakens is the biggest movie of the year (and maybe the decade). With  $600 Million US In 12 Days, $1.228 Billion Worldwide made in Box Office sales, this is an epic movie by any standards (even if you’re not a Star Wars fan).

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Star Wars has a huge fan following. It’s an integral part of any sic-fi collection and most fans have seen the first six movies more than once. The first Star Wars movie came out in 1977 and was later dubbed Star Wars IV when three prequel movies were released in later years.

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Star Wars Movies in Story Order

Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace 1999

Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones 2002

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith 2005

Star Wars IV: A New Hope 1977

Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back 1980

Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi 1983

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens 2015


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With the release of The Force Awakens, Star Wars mania has been renewed with a strong fervor. Rumors about the direction of the next two sequels planned for 2017 and 2019 are numerous and fans seem to have accepted the introduction of new characters as immediate favorites readily.

Star Wars the Force Awakens is the next installment in a long line of Star Wars hits, and has been hailed as a plot success with little opposition to the  twists and turns introduced into the larger story plot by this sequel. Fans are pleased to see cameo appearances of old favorite characters and have fallen in love with the new hero and villains introduced in the movie.

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Without giving off spoilers for those haven’t seen the movie yet, many of your old favorite characters are continuing on into the newest trilogy of sequels, but some will not be seen again. It’s a bit odd to see your favorite characters looking so young on the screen while rematching previous Star Wars movies and then see them instantly age so much in The Force Awakens. It seems as if we’ve missed a huge slice of history in the movie and must now go back and recreate it through dropped hints and flashbacks. Perhaps Disney will go all out and drop an additional 3 prequels to explain what happened during this time gap in subsequent years, just as the series did in the 2000’s.

Overall, the Star Wars movies have stayed mostly true to the spirit of the story and fans have been thrilled to journey along with the story the scriptwriters have spun. But there are a few plot holes, as listed by Huffington Post.

Star Wars Plot Holes (courtesy Huffington Post)

1. Luke, Leia and Obi-Wan are all supposed to be hiding in the first movie, but the plot of the prequels makes it so the Empire could find them in a moment’s notice.

2. The Millennium Falcon is supposed to travel “point five past lightspeed,” but that’s far too slow to travel between galaxies.

3. Darth Vader, Obi-Wan and maybe even Uncle Owen should all easily recognize C-3PO and R2-D2.

4. Skywalker’s training with Yoda is supposed to take a long time. In reality, it can only take a few hours.

5. In “Return of the Jedi,” Leia remembers her mom, but in the prequels Padmé dies in childbirth. Could Leia really be the new hope?

Have you seen The Force Awakens? Who’s your new favorite character?



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