Friday, December 25, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 136 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

For this movie to succeed, it needed to do two needed to look like Star Wars, and it needed to be a crap ton of fun.  Well it certainly looks like Star Wars, perhaps a little too much so (they set it 30 years later and they're still flying the same fighters?  Are we all still driving Chevettes?)  But the big problem for me is that the fun factor falls off about halfway through and we get into this whole badly written family melodrama that leads into a really dumb waste of a character.

Shame, because the character development of the newbies was firing on all cylinders for awhile.  Except Darth Drive-In Speaker.  Nothing about him worked.