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Review: New ‘Star Wars’ is ‘film we’re looking for’

 Daisy Ridley, right, as Rey, and John Boyega as Finn, are shown in a scene from the film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams. Early screenings of the film will begin Thursday night. (David James/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP)
Daisy Ridley, right, as Rey, and John Boyega as Finn, are shown in a scene from the film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams. Early screenings of the film will begin Thursday night. (David James/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP)

This is the film we’re looking for. “The Force Awakens” understands what “Star Wars” fans love and delivers it lavishly. The saga’s seventh episode races across accustomed terrain with familiar faces, thrilling audiences that have been waiting three decades to see them. The film practically pauses for applause at the arrival of Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia (now General Organa), and Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew in their costumes as C-3PO and Chewie. The film passes its nostalgia check with flying colors. Under the swaggering confidence of director J.J. Abrams – the nerd-savant who already revived the “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” films in grand scale – it provides far more excitement and deliriously daft humor than the last three George Lucas episodes combined/Colin Covert, Tribune News Service. More here.

Question: Do you recall your reaction after seeing the first "Star Wars" movie?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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