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Spellbound, Dumbfounded and Shocked
That is my expression right now after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
If Star Wars Part IV, V and VI were about Luke Skywalker and his quest to reach his father Darth Vader; and Star Wars Part I, II and III were about Anakin Skywalker and his journey from being a noble Jedi to getting himself into the Dark Side of the Force; Star War Part VII is all about Han Solo, Han Solo and Han Solo.
I might be exaggerating a little bit about Han Solo but growing up adoring Han Solo, it is next to impossible for us not to make this movie about Han Solo.
Han Solo is the same Han Solo we met in Part IV. He is with his friend Chewbacca messing up with rogues- just like good old time. I have to mention that we did miss Jabba the Hutt while Solo and cohort were fighting the crooks. Oh Han Solo! You made this movie the best experience for most of your fans.
But there is a tragic ending …perhaps the much needed tragedy because George Lucas wants us know that Star Wars series are only getting darker; and here we are dealing with the most ruthless psychopath villain in the coming years. The new dark warrior, Kylo Ren, is dangerous, unpredictable and multifaceted.
If the Dark Side of the Force is getting darker; we are also getting a powerful Jedi. And guess what? It is a woman! Yes…a woman Jedi- Rey- is going to fight the Dark Side with her friend Finn- a delusional and redeemed First Order Storm-trooper.
George Lucas gives us enough hints that Rey is powerful, much powerful than what Luke was in the Part IV. Daisy Ridley, playing the role of Rey, is beautiful, powerful and extremely likable. The moment you see her, she wins your heart. By the time the movie ends, you want to be the part of her journey fighting the Dark Side.
John Boyega as Finn is amazing. He is possibly the new age Han Solo providing that comic timing. Let us see where it goes!
The ending leaves you with more questions than answers. George Lucas did it deliberately. As we come out of the theater, we are left with wondering who Key is, why Kylo turned into the dark side, and why Luke disappeared. And more important question, ” What will happen next?”
And that is the essence of Star Wars. We fans are left with more questions anxiously waiting for the next movie.
Oh 2017, come fast!