The family and I finally went to the new Star Wars movie. I’m probably the only one that actually knows the original story to some extent although I was really a Star Trek fan. Granted my son is more up on the clone wars though. But I did go to see the original back in the day and liked it.
So, how does the latest version stand up?
Well first off it’s a good movie. Not great, but good. If you feel like seeing a movie on a Saturday or Sunday, when you have nothing planned, this movie fits the bill. But then, that’s exactly what the first one did. That’s why it was fun. So The Force Awakens, is fine as far as that goes.
There were a couple of questions we all had when it was all said and done.
So, how is it possible that the son of Han Solo and Princess (General) Leia, when sent to learn the ways of the Jedi by Luke Skywalker, turn to the dark side? Seriously folks that just doesn’t seem likely. Were Han and Leia that bad as parents? Was Luke, the great Jedi, so bad a teacher?
The next question my son had was, why didn’t anyone seem to care much with the republic was destroyed? It’s was like, ” oh that sucks”, “well anyway what’s for lunch”?
The movie also seemed to assume you knew the whole backstory, which is fine I guess, but if this was your first Star Wars movie (Wife), then it was nothing but an action movie with little plot.
One more thing, why did Kylo Ren wear a mask that he apparently didn’t need for anything? Just to look evil, to look like Darth? While the mask and voice was kind of cool, it didn’t really make any sense. Oh, and he was kind of a whiny ass. Just saying.
Still we enjoyed it and in short order I’ll probably remember very little of it.
Now the Wrath of Khan…I’ll never forget. 🙂