‘The Force Awakens’, rightfully so, has turned a well-deserved spotlight onto the Star Wars franchise once again.
Since its release last month the newest installment, episode seven, has occupied a lot of public attention – sparking renewed interest in the original trilogy nearly forty years after its release. The new film’s popularity has filled social media with an onslaught of reviews and spoilers – making it difficult to keep the film’s plot a secret the longer one waits to visit the theatre. Amidst all of the buzz is the undeniable consensus of public opinion – not only is ‘The Force Awakens’ a great movie, but for fans of the original trilogy, the new sequel is atonement for episodes 1-3 and the similarly unpopular special edition changes made to their beloved episodes 4-6.
Of course, the prequels and special releases of the original films will remain firmly rooted in the midst of Star Wars’ history (forever causing a mild disturbance in the force); but now we have ‘The Force Awakens’ – a fresh approach, a reverent continuation of a beloved story that does not overshadow or detract from its source, a movie that is entertaining in a timeless manner as surely theatre-goers in the late seventies must have felt while watching ‘A New Hope’. To avoid writing a review that could impact your episode 7 experience, the only thing you really need to know about ‘The Force Awakens’– is that you don’t want to miss it.
To celebrate the dawn of a new era for Star Wars fans, here are ten of the best Star Wars lists available online: