Film Review: Mything ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’


Star Wars: The Force Awakens, written by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, & Michael Arndt. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Seen December 21, 2015.

A long time ago, in a city far away, I was introduced to the world of Star Wars. The first movie came out in 1977, which means I was just barely old enough to know about it. I have better memories of Empire Strikes Back, my dad taking me and my two brothers to see it in a drive in theatre.

In other words, I grew up with Star Wars. I had a plethora of the regular figurines, a few of the larger (including, I want to say, a larger doll-sized version of Vader and Leia), I owned a stuffed Wicket (until he was one of the many casualties of one of my two fires), and remember reading Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn trilogy with manic glee at the continued stories of our three heroes.