I recently had a rare and exciting experience. I am one of the few people who was able to see the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens as both a newcomer and super-fan.
How you may ask? Elementary, my dear Watson.
I saw the new movie in theaters, fell in love with it, and then proceeded to watch all six other films (in chronological order) over the course of a week, topping off my marathon with a second viewing of the new one. In the course of seven days I went from new audience member to knowledgable fan, and was able to experience the franchise as both. With such a condensed time frame, and with the experience still fresh in my mind, I thought it would be a good time to explore what this new film, and the series as a whole, means to both fans and newcomers as well as why Star Wars in general has garnered so much global (if not galactic or universal) love.
This is the review you have been looking for. Yes, that’s right, you are about to read about what could be considered the most important movie going experience in 2015, if not this decade. What am I talking about? Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams . And to say I am excited to write this review is the understatement of the year.
I have to start this review by admitting something: I’m not a very good Star Wars fan. While I can’t tell you the exact number of times I’ve seen the original trilogy, I’m fairly certain that it’s less than the number of fingers I can count with. That said, there was no way I was going to miss watching the new Star Wars movie in theaters, and I knew I wanted to do some sort of re-watch before going. But first I had to figure out in what order that re-watch would take place!
Ah yes, here we are, in a galaxy far, far away. We certainly aren’t too far away from The Force Awakens though, and as we get closer to the big day, let’s take a look at what many people dub the greatest of all Star Wars movies, The Empire Strikes Back. And trust me, it’s a good one.
A long, long time ago (1975-76) in a galaxy far far away (London and Tunisia) a film was made. Back then it was known as Star Wars. It cost in the vicinity of $11 million dollars and changed the world for those of us who loved, or were about to learn to love, science fiction and fantasy. It also seriously changed the movie merchandising industry forever.
Ah, yes, Revenge of the Sith. The movie that is so often said, by many, to be the “darker” film of the franchise. It is the one that is “better” than all the prequels, and can stand leaps above all of the prior mistakes Lucas made with his first two returns into the franchise. Is this all true? Well… all I can do for you, my dear readers, is shrug at that statement. Because, as others have said, there are always two sides–and since this is Star Wars we’re talking about, we definitely got a little bit of the Light and Dark variety to discuss with this one.
So we’ve discussed the first of the prequels, and now it is time to dive into what I consider the worst of the bunch–though that is hard to say, when all three entries in the first Star Wars films (chronologically) don’t really offer too many positives in the opinion of this writer. But we made a promise to tell you our feelings on these movies, and that means we have to take a bit of a dig on our personal watching tastes to be the completists we claim to be. So, with that, here’s a bit of a review on Attack of the Clones.
A not so long time ago, on a site you are currently viewing, there was an exciting announcement to be had. What could that be, you ask? Well, it just so happens that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming out in just a little over a week, and you know what that means? DG is gonna celebrate that with a week devoted to Star Wars content galore. Welcome, fellow Jedis and Siths, to Daily Geekette’s Star Wars Week.
Starting December 13th till the premiere of The Force Awakens on the 18th, DG will be spreading the Force love by reviewing each of the films in the franchise, in chronological order. You’ll get our own unique perspective on the films, and we will even be welcoming a new writer, Tania, to the team! Trust me, these are the articles you are looking for.
Some of you might have noticed that in the past week or so, a lot–and I mean a lot–of trailers have dropped. Why? Well it just so happens that the biggest movie event of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is coming out in just a week. And what does that mean? Well, a lot of big time movies want to grab your attention before you see the craziest cinematic experience of 2015–so they can get you pumped for the ones that could be the top dog for 2016.
So, which of these advertisements has gotten my film nerd dreams blazing? Well here’s a list of what I think are the cream of the crop, and bottom of the barrel, from the trailers that could be in front of your screening next weekend.
With still a few months until release, and with tickets flying off the internet shelves, the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is here. And to say it is beautiful is an understatement to the nerdy loving eye. Behold the glory that is this new footage, for truly I believe this is the trailer you have been looking for: Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens New Trailer Released→