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SPOILERS AHEAD. Be warned.
I was never a Star Wars fan. I like the movies but I always have problems with their lack of logic or basic science. The latest one, The Force Awakens, was very entertaining. I had a lot of fun watching it, but OMG, there were so many things that were out right stupid, it boggles the mind. For example, Han Solo takes his ship out of light speed right over a planet at one point. Like, a couple hundred feet above the ground. He would have crashed before he even had time to react to the ground coming up to his face. Even if he did, the gravity forces would have shredded him and his ship into a gob of goo.
The Starkiller base is even worse. This video explains why. I will also add that killing your sun will freeze your ass pretty fast. So all these guys walking around on the surface would be dead before they knew it.
This guy’s review is also pretty spot on, though I disagree the Force Awakens is better than the prequels claim.
I would rate the Force Awakens as one of the top three Star Wars films. I see the order as The Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope and then The Force Awakens. A New Hope is more original than The Force Awakens, which is mainly a remix of ANH with some of Empire and Return of the Jedi thrown in. It also has some of its own ideas but over all, it’s a remix and more of a fan film than its own movie. But hey, I was entertained. Really. In some ways more than I was by ANH when I saw it the first time.
JJ Abrams knows how to make movies. The problem with him is he is not original. He is big on rehashes. His films are largely emotionally hollow. There is a surface quality to them that is very Hollywood. The emotional core isn’t compelling for me. But I even liked Star Trek: Into Darkness for all it’s flaws. He knows how to entertain people. If only he had fresh ideas.