The reviews are in!
Following the World Premier of the latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (3D) (2015) on Monday night, the review embargo was lifted at 8:00am this morning, leaving a flood of the most anticipated reviews of the year spilling all over the internet like your morning coffee over your keyboard!
So this is a taste of what has been said in the U.K. press so far…
Empire (4 Stars)
“This is filmmaking on an enormous scale and it packs a planet-sized punch, launching a new generation of characters who – by the end – take a place next to Han, Leia and the rest. Star Wars is back, and this is just the beginning.”
The Guardian (5 Stars)
“It’s here — the real Episode Four! From the first few minutes, or even the first few frames, JJ Abrams’s exciting, spectacular and seductively innocent Star Wars: The Force Awakens shows itself a movie in the spirit of the original trilogy, which ended with Return of the Jedi in 1983. (This one takes up the story 30 years later.)”
Total Film (4 and half Stars)
“But The Force Awakens is as good as anyone could have realistically hoped, and it sets things up wonderfully for Episode VIII. Abrams asks plenty of questions that’ll be bothering us for the next 18 months, as we rewatch and analyse the movie to death to work out what it all means. Rian Johnson, it’s over to you…”
Sounds good far…
We will be heading to our local IMAX theatre tomorrow night at 7pm to see for ourselves but whether the reviews hold true or not, good or bad, this is still a Star Wars film and if we are still watching The Phantom Menace (1999) and Attack Of The Clones (2002) after all this time and the fact that they are not particularly good movies, then rest assured that The Force Awakens (2015) will be on our TV screens for years to come either way.