When discussing a movie spoiler-free it’s difficult to actually get into the meat and potatoes of what was good and what was bad. You try to summarize the pros and cons of the choices the filmmakers have made without letting the reader in on what those choices actually were. Yesterday I posted a spoiler-free review and while it was challenging to write, I’m glad it’s there for those audience members who haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For those of us who have, well, here we go.
In the coming days there will be hundreds if not thousands of articles written about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is a different kind of review for a couple of reasons: one, there will be no spoilers of any kind (I’ll post a review/recap with spoilers later), two, I am not an enormous Star Wars fan (I have an appreciation for the franchise more than anything), and three, we have never had a film event of this nature (at least not in my lifetime). The journey to this film has been a wild ride. And luckily the ride itself takes you on an incredibly journey.