Well, it was definitely different. My feelings coming out of the theater were different from the ones the previous Star Wars
movies leave me when the credits roll. But is that necessarily a bad thing? In the case of The Force Awakens
, I'd say HELL NO. It's different, but for the better.
I mentioned in my previous journal I didn't really have any hopes or fears regarding the overall quality of the movie. I'd say for those that do, your hopes should be met a lot more than your fears.
The acting is surprisingly good, the humor is great (there were many moments that had me and several other people burst out laughing in the theater )
, the action scenes are an absolute thrill and there wasn't a single time when I felt the CGI was overused. Except for the last part, you could say it's pretty much what Star Wars
is all about.
So, what is
it that makes this movie feel different? I could tell you, but that involves a lot of huge spoilers, so I'll leave that one up to you when you see it yourselves.
All that said, I can tell you without the shadow of a doubt that, for better rather than for worse...Star Wars is BACK.