Genre Grandeur – Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) – MovieRob – Encore Review


Sci-Fi

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Sci-Fi, here’s a review of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) by me

Thanks again to Natasha of Life of This City Girl for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Dan of Slipthrough Movies We will be reviewing our favorite Crime Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of February by sending them to criminaldan@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Dan!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

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star-wars-episode-7“That’s one hell of a pilot! ” – Finn

Number of Times Seen – 2 (17 Dec 2015 and 13 Jan 2016)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – The Rebels scour the Galaxy in order to find the missing Jedi Luke Skywalker in their attempt to restore peace to the Republic.

My Take on it – It took me nearly a month, but I was able top find time to go see this movie a second time in the theater, this time taking two of my sons with me.

I needed to see it the first time without their questions so I could completely absorb the experience on my own and then I’d be able to share it with them.

Suffice it to say, I loved it even more the second time around and they both enjoyed it immensely too.

I was truly able to once again feel the magic and beauty of the original trilogy and I was easily transported back to a Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away.

The new cast of characters are in some ways even better than the original trio and they will all be very helpful and useful in moving this saga forward for years to come.

This movie is not lacking action and many of the fight (or flying scenes) are amazing to watch because of the detail used.

The viewer is able to both reminisce about the Original trilogy while still enjoying the technology used for moving the saga forward.

The choice of JJ Abrams to reignite and move this series forward seems to have been the correct one and despite retreading some old plot points, this movie works extremely well.

John Williams music is both nostalgic and fresh since he mixed old with new in order to give uis such great feelings.  His music really is a character in its own right.

I’m really looking forward to the rest of the movies in this series and as with lots of my favorite movies, I can’t wait to see this one again soon, very soon.

Bottom Line – Makes one feel once again the magic and beauty of the Star Wars Universe.  Excellent new characters that will help the saga move forward on its own into new and wondrous places.  Great action scenes which make us reminisce about the “old” days while still looking ahead at the future.  Abrams was clearly the right choice to reignite and move this saga ahead.  Amazing soundtrack by John Williams really hits the spot. Can’t wait for the future movies in the series and to see this one again soon also. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While filming in summer 2014, Harrison Ford broke his ankle on the door of the Millennium Falcon. About a year later, J.J. Abrams revealed that he hurt his back while trying to help get Ford out from under the door. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)

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14 thoughts on “Genre Grandeur – Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) – MovieRob – Encore Review

  1. I also saw this movie a second time, and picked up a few things I missed on the first watch. And I still think BB8 is way cooler than R2D2. 🙂 Looking forward to VIII and IX, as well as VII on DVD.

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