The Force Has Awoken: Spoiler-Free Musings on the New Film

We did it, everybody. We made it to Episode VII. Around the world, it was as if millions of geeky voices cried out at once, and were suddenly silenced (by the opening crawl, that is).

First things first, there are NO SPOILERS in this writing, in keeping with ol’ Uncle Mark’s request. Loose lips sink starships, as the saying goes. The video at the end, however, contains ALL OF THE SPOILERS, so read safely, watch with trepidation. The following is just a summary of my impressions, without any plot points revealed.

Here we go.

Star-Wars-Episode-VII-Trailer-3

Wow. Just, wow. It’s been a long time since I’ve had such a positive impression following a film, especially after any sequel. This was the redemption fans have been waiting for; a justification for their obsession.

The biggest compliment I can give to Mr. Abrams and to Disney about this film is how little I thought about them while watching it. Yes, there are clearly directorial choices made here and there that feel like some of Abrams previous work, and the occasional influence of the Mouse, but overall, the result was a Star Wars film. Just that. I was able to put all authorities and pre-conceived assumptions aside and enjoy the film as a fan.

Performances all around were fantastic, from the veterans of the galaxy to the newcomers, and very little felt like it took any extra effort to be believable. The character choices made all added to the overall story. The interactions were fun and surprising. The pace of their dialogue was on track. Largely, a stellar presentation for such a wide range of talents.

star-wars-episode-vii-the-force-awakens-trailer-1101297-TwoByOne

References to the previous six films ranged from so natural that you almost didn’t catch them, to so tongue-in-cheek that you couldn’t help but be amused by them. There’s something for everyone, with little gems for the die-hard fan to catch and enjoy. Moreover, the references did an excellent job of carrying emotional weight, tying old and new together seamlessly.

The soundtrack was John Williams. I need say no more.

Then there’s the story, which for a Star Wars film, needs to deliver. And it did. Again, NO SPOILERS, but the, “twists”, as it were, came to be in a well-delivered package. Some things I half-expected. Some things I didn’t see coming at all. But nothing felt incorrect, or without proper motivation.

So here we have it, my friends. A film with as much staying power as the original trilogy, and a firm foundation from which to continue building on. I am thoroughly excited to see this thing again (and again and again), and can’t wait to see where it leads us.

May the Force be with us all.

  •   *   *   *

For those of you who have already seen the film, or those of you who don’t mind ALL THE SPOILERS, feel free to watch our more in-depth review, featuring overly-enthused and overly-exhausted folks in the DAPs Studios. And remember, spoilers, sweetie…:

Book your next Disney trip through DAPS MAGIC’s travel partner Mouseways Travel! Let Mouseways focus on the details so you can focus on enjoying the magic! Book your next Disney trip at
MOUSEWAYS.COM/DAPSMAGIC today! 

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest

Share your thoughts and comment!

Cameron D. Jackson

Cameron D. Jackson

Cameron Jackson is a nerd, writer, and self-proclaimed, "proletariat" living in Orange County, CA. Follow his musings and see his adventures on Instagram and Twitter under the name @mr_camjaxn. He is a co-host on Geeks Corner, and contributes to the DAPs Magic zeitgeist with his own, unique perspective. When not writing, he is a talented artist and performer, and can often be found shirking these gifts by playing games like Bioshock and Fallout.

SUBSCRIBE TO DAPS MAGIC TODAY!

DAPS MAGIC YOUTUBE

MOUSEWAYS TRAVEL

GEEKS CORNER PODCAST

POPULAR POSTS

Top Posts & Pages
New Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Starbucks ‘Been There’ Mugs Arrive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson Dies at 111
Medals for runDisney's 2022 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Revealed
The History of the Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland
9 Spooky Disney Animated Shorts Perfect for Halloween Time
Check Out What's Coming to Disney+ in November 2021!
Zombie Captain America From What If...? Added to Oogie Boogie Bash
Disney Studios Again Delays Indiana Jones and Multiple Marvel Films with New Release Schedule