Desert Of Zin

The occasional blog of Alistair Bain – Writer, Husband, Father and Chief Techno-Arcanologist at the Institute of Giant Robots, Spaceships and Wizards. None of these positions pay well.

So, there’s this film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I went to see this film this afternoon. I’ve managed to avoid spoilers over the weekend and although I’m taking Aurora on her birthday to see it at the IMAX at the science centre on Sunday it was an idea to get a sneaky viewing before I have to sit and answer two hours of “who is he/she?”, “what’s that?” and others of a similar flavour.

In other words I wanted to enjoy the film before daughter and her friend get in the way.

First things first.  This is no Phantom Menace. It’s actually a good, fun, exciting movie. And it has a Star Wars feel to it, something I feel the prequel trilogy lacked. (And I’m not a complete frothing fanboy. I quite liked Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Phamton Menace though. Damn.  That was unforgivable.)

And it didn’t look like the whole film was done on a blue screen.  It looked tangible. Does that make sense?

The new cast are really good. And it was good to see a film that had a strong female lead.

This is all really vague, isn’t it? Well, I’m sure that of the three people who read this intermittent blog at lease two of you haven’t seen this film yet.

My advice is to give it a go.  It’s just over two hours long and I very enjoyed almost every second. And if people tell you that it’s the same story as the first Star Wars? Yeah. It kinda is. And who cares? Not me. They were both great fun.

December 21, 2015 at 7:31 pm | Watching | Tags: , | 1 comment

  • Ben Thorp

    You’ve summed up my feelings almost exactly 🙂