When I started watching Star Wars – Episode VII: The Force Awakens my first impression was “Well, this is lame”. The second one was it was “getting interesting and it may lead to somewhere”. However, it ended with me thinking it was “rather a disappointment”.
It not a bad movie though. The actors did an amazing job, J. J. Abrams as well – It has an impeccable visual and John Williams, as expected, created an awesome score. Yet, the story (which is what attracts more to its whole saga) itself has way too many plot holes. Although I don’t think there’s still anyone in this galaxy who hasn’t watched it already (probably more than once), I won’t risk spoil things up but… Seriously, how the hell a Stormtrooper, who was supposed to be raised since birth to be a flawless soldier out of sudden decides to rebel against his superiors?
And no, I don’t think I’m being partial or anything. It’s not like I’m one of those old Star Wars radical fans who only like whatever George Lucas does. I really enjoined the KOTOR (Knights of the Old Republic) and SWTOR (Star Wars – The Old Republic) game stories. In my humble opinion, those were pretty good stories, unlike The Force Awakens.
Be that as it may, and maybe because of the huge hype that is going on towards the movie, I think I’m probably one of the few people in this planet who thinks this way.
I still have hopes though that the next movies will explain the things that doesn’t make any sense and captivate me again. But, so far, this new Star Wars movie seems as blindly devoted to the original trilogy as Kylo Ren to Darth Vader. And everybody knows that blind devotion is a path to the Dark Side, right?