The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features new leads Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron alongside characters returning from previous Star Wars films.
The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features new leads Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron alongside characters returning from previous Star Wars films. less
“A treat to the fans, this episode has 'Entertainment' written all over it!”
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To review the latest episode of STAR WARS without inadvertently setting off spoiler alerts mushkil hi nahi namumkin hi hai, so I seriously have to dial down my exuberance.
The latest episode is backed by Disney studio power; which is quite obvious not just because of it being relatively more child friendly but that it follows the Disney model of a beloved character kicking the bucket (or the bucket being kicked for him) for the next generation to set off on their quest. New friends will be made, there will be amusing sidekicks and enough nostalgia and retro factor to keep the parents pacified; there is also a Harry Potterish saber ‘recognizing’ its true ‘master/controller’ and introducing a quick flash back of its time line, but then that’s just me. Thoughts while watching the film—that Hans and Leia are the real DILWALE; seriously they should have got back on screen together already and not made us wait so long?.Solo/Ford is still a wily silver fox, and Leia/Fisher still has us enthralled. The whole movie is about prabhu Skywalker ka darshan….and when he arrives. Well, I bet so many of us will call home more often. Solo had always been a grown up for us, albeit a swashbuckling grown up---but the boy wonder now guru in exile. Sigh! Waqt ne kiya, kiya haseen sitam
THE FORCE AWAKENS has been gorgeously shot which is no surprise and has been thoughtful enough to return the familiar to make it seem like the perfect comfort food this holiday season. And the big confrontation, that has many going Oh No nos in firang land, nothing a hardened SHAKTI audience is going to blink twice at.
We have a wonderful female protagonist Rey, who after a string of films at the Indian box office that started out with brave, headstrong and wise women, but soon had them fall in love (and here I wanted to scream a Ghai esque RISE IN LOVE, Goddammit. RISE IN LOVE) and ready to let the men take over the project ; is just so refreshing.Daisy Ridley makes for a wonderful new member of the Star War family—and well regards her antecedents et parentage that has people going crazy pata pata boota boota haal hamara jaane hai. Seriously, cant you tell –she is…. Never mind.We also have Kylo Ren of the First Order and Finn the reformed Stormtrooper joining us. One a golden child turned dark, the other making up for his previous way ala every Amitabh character ever—and a more Hindi cinema reference I cannot spot.
THE FORCE AWAKENS leaves you hungry for its next installment which is always a mark of a wonderful film…and sigh! You are going to hear it a million times in the next couple of days anyways, so let me go ahead and wish that MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU as you head out to the theatre, now.