So the day has come… Back in January of this year, I made a list of the most anticipated video games and movies. This movie was obviously number one. The fervor that has followed into the opening day of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been nothing short of awe inspiring. It is truly wonderful to see fans of new and old come together to enjoy the seventh installment of one of the greatest film franchises in the history of existence. Star Wars is a wonderful space epic that has spanned close to six decades! Our parents love it, our grandparents love it, and we love it.
For me personally, I grew up watching Star Wars. I remember owning the black box of the entire trilogy as a kid. I remember watching the remakes with my family. I remember seeing the prequels in theaters as well. I have been a fan of Star Wars since I was a child and have fond memories of pretending to be a cool Jedi with some of those plastic lightsabers. This movie, just like it is for countless others, is my childhood. With the being said, this movie had me worried as it did for everyone who went into this film. This is the first movie that is out of the hands of George Lucas. This is the first film after the prequel trilogy that has been the derision of Star Wars fans and critics the world over. This movie, leading up to this week, was shrouded in complete and total uncertainty. We all shrieked with joy when we heard about Episode 7 and as soon as we shrieked, we collectively shrunk down in our seats, wondering if we were about to experience another Phantom Menace. After seeing the movie, I can say with absolute certainty that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the revitalization of a film franchise that will keep going for decades to come. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Star Wars: Force Awakens”