Rating: 3.75 of 5
Star Wars is once again delighting audiences, though I don’t know that it deserves quite the box office records its setting. Definitely better than the prequels, The Force Awakens introduces delightful new characters, leverages nostalgia to reinvent this universe and does it well.
The bombastic score overwhelms at times. And reinventing the road we’ve been down before means it’s kind of predictable. But there are worse things than predictability, and lots of movies over-score. There’s plenty more to say in my review, but the long and the short of it is: While nostalgia might steal the thrill from The Force Awakens, it makes up for it in delight and the pure fun in seeing old friends and a new story in a beloved universe.