The long awaited seventh entry in the Star Wars Saga is absolutely fantastic! J. J. Abrams created a masterpiece that stands second as a Star Wars film only to the great Empire Strikes Back. The world Abrams created strongly attributed to its being more like the original trilogy than the prequel trilogy. Two characters that completely grabbed my attention was Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley’s Rey. Kylo Ren was an extremely complex villain who showed obvious internal conflict between the pulls of the light and dark side of the force, and he goes past the point of no return in an extremely intense scene. I won’t discuss that any further because i wouldn’t want to spoil anything. Rey was seemingly the main character and exhibited complexity as she learned to wield the force. One more notable quality of the new characters was the great chemistry between Finn and Poe Dameron. The characters from the original trilogy blended perfectly with the new characters and did not feel forced in (pun intended) for nostalgic purposes. One complaint some may have was its extreme similarity plot-wise to A New Hope, but I thought that further proved Abram’s ingenuity and used a template to making a great Star Wars movie that works. With great characters and an extremely well written plot, I would give Star Wars: The Force Awakens a 10/10. I cannot wait until Episode VIII comes out!
**There’s a lot more i could say on how great this film is, but i wanted to keep this review spoiler-free.