Bringing Back The Big Guns - A Star Wars

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Shelby Hornaday Block 1 Bringing Back the Big Guns - A Star Wars: The Force Awakens Analysis “It’s true - the Force, the Jedi, all of it. It’s all true” (Harrison Ford, The Force Awakens). The new Star Wars flick The Force Awakens burst onto the big screen with enormous critical and monetary success this past winter, and it seems that the franchise has truly been revived from the overall upsets of the prequels back to its epic roots in pop culture. But does the movie really hold up compared to the original trilogy? Indeed, the film shines through its engaging plot, important themes and flawless technique. The Force Awakens is very similar in plot to A New Hope, but there are plenty of interesting twists. The movie starts off on the desert planet of Jakku. Poe, a rebel fighter, is taken into custody by the big bad of the film Kylo Ren. However, Finn, one of the First Order’s stormtroopers, helps him to escape Ren’s ship and they crash land on Jakku. With Poe seemingly killed in the crash, Finn wanders into town and meets our main heroine, Rey, who is a scavenger fending for herself on Jakku. Rey has found a BB-8 droid belonging to Poe and the Rebel Alliance with a map piece leading to the missing Jedi Luke Skywalker. Finn lies to Rey about being a rebel fighter to escape Jakku with her. On their journey towards the Rebel Alliance, the two encounter friends and foes alike, and Rey ends up captured by Ren due to her awakened Force powers. With the help of the
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