Year: 2015 Director: JJ Abrams
NO SERIOUSLY, A SPOILER FREE REVIEW.
Cards on table – ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was the first film I ever saw at the cinema. I’m not sure I had even seen Star Wars at that point. I had no idea why the Empire were so pissed off but the rebels must have done some sneaky stuff.
So this is a considered opinion after two visits to the picture-house to see Episode VII of the Star Wars saga. Can’t say I wasn’t a little apprehensive but I had trust in JJ Abrams after his reimagining of the Star Trek universe. But once the words rolled into the distance and he pulled a new twist on the infamous opening of ‘A New Hope’ my buttocks unclenched. As the infamous line from that first proper trailer announced -“Chewie, we’re home.” The overly slick CGI tackiness, bogged down sludge plotting of the three prequels was forgotten, this was the same grimy, dusty, world of poor people struggling to survive and the rich evil bastards in their shiny floored space palaces.
It could be said that plot wise this is a re-run of ‘A New Hope’ with » Continue Reading.