The Force Awakens Almost Included Another Classic Star Wars Character
Dec 27 2015
The Force Awakens is the seventh chapter but also the first film in what's being called the "sequel trilogy".
Disney did a great job in reviving the "Star Wars" brand with this movie.
The Force Awakens mostly ignores the prequels, focusing on the characters and events from the original trilogy. There are major deviations, obviously, from Han Solo's (Harrison Ford) death to the search for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
What could be seen as flaws in the film would be the way certain scenes have been crafted In many scenes we can sense what is expected to happen next and I would say one of them is the scene where Han Solo enters the frame.
This film totally transports you to another galaxy (far far away), making you forget the real world for 135 minutes. Too often, though, this world gives privilege to special effects and anonymity over story, character, directorial vision or just a little creative intelligence.
Oscar Isaac, who plays Princess Leia's top Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, is definitely the third new lead. Both are seemingly ordinary people who don't have plans to do anything extraordinary. To put that in perspective, the last one came out three years before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was more than a twinkle in Stan Lee's eye. Luke Skywalker has been in hiding for many years, as he felt guilty about Kylo Ren going to the dark side. Among the strongest creations of Team Abrams, Kylo Ren is a kind of baby Darth Vader who throws tantrums in inky-black robes while wearing a leather-and-metal-head appliance that looks like a domination mask by way of the grille of a 1952 Chevy.
It will be interesting to see whether the Hollywood "Star Wars:Force Awaken" will be affecting the box office collections of Hindi movies like "Bajirao Masatani" and "Dilwale", or the Hollywood movie will be affected with the Hindi movies. Abrams doesn't pile on the mayhem, and, for the most part, the pace remains fast without being overly frantic. Along with Lucas' failings, Abrams is mindful of time and its passing.
However, this isn't considering the legs Star Wars could possibly have.
In terms of performances, The Force Awakens certainly picked its new primary characters well, and manages to rekindle some nostalgia from the original trilogy characters who make more than just cameo appearances. He hasn't made a film only for true believers; he has made a film for everyone (well, almost).