5 things I loved about Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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By now most everyone has seen the Force Awakens and the inter web is full of reviews, comments and criticisms. Here are the five things I like the most about Star Wars, soon to be followed by the five things that I didn’t like about it.

1. The Return of the Force as a cultural phenomenon.

In an age of political tensions and tribe mentality it is refreshing to have a cultural icon such as Star Wars once again at the center of our national consciousness.  One thing that really made an impression on me was seeing families together, full of excitement and anticipation to see this movie, from little kids with their parents to teens and adult children…

Star Wars like many old folk tales reminds us that there is a constant struggle between good and evil and that there are things worth fighting for…

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2. The worlds inhabited by the characters

The Force Awakes is a brilliant visual statement that captures the texture and feel of the original trilogy. It imbues a perfect balance between stunning visuals and special effects. It is a great coup for JJ Abraham attention to details and respect for its source material.

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3. John Williams Score

Rey theme is just brilliant…what else can be said from a score made by one of the greatest composer of our time?

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4. The return of Han Solo.

Harrison Ford brought back to life one of the most iconic character in modern cinematic universe with gusto. His performance as Solo made everything else work in the film…even its weak parts.

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15: (L-R) Actors Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley, director J.J. Abrams of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn took part today in "Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios" presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

5. The cast

The cast readily complements the script, which is light on its feet, funny and full of thrills. Oh yeah…BB-8 was brilliant!


 What are your favorite things about the Force Awakens?

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