New chapter “Awakens” for Star Wars

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11 years after the last Star Wars movie, fans rejoice as a new chapter for the saga is added, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie takes place 30 years after the last movie and follows the stories of Rey and Finn trying to stop the First Order.
From beginning to end, this movie has a lot of things to offer to moviegoers, most importantly, a good story. It has incredible action, and has the same Star Wars feeling with new and old cast members in the film including Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. Rottentomatoes reports that the movie “successfully recalls the series’ former glory while injecting it with renewed energy.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens follows two people trying to stop a first order plot by delivering a droid who knows the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, a Jedi master from episodes 4, 5, and 6.
Students and faculty alike had strong feelings about the film as well. English teacher teacher Mr. Rick Peddicord said, “I really did enjoy it. I thought it was a lot of fun.” Junior Josh Ulmer agree and described the movie as thrilling. “I like how there wasn’t too much drama and it had a lot of explosions,” said Ulmer.
English teacher Meagan Varga said, “I like that it had a strong female character.” Varga also says this movie is better than episodes 1, 2, and 3. “I like that it’s modernize but it still sticks with the Star Wars story.” She also said it didn’t go overboard with the CGI.
Of course there were those who didn’t think as highly of it as others. Junior Blake Dunham said the film wasn’t worth the hype.
Many moviegoers did notice blatant similarities to the original trilogy, including Peddicord. “I thought the first order base was to similar to the Death Star.” Additionally, according to Peddicord, there was also the scene with x-wings flying through a trench exactly like the first movie. Sophomore Joe Hadaway says, “It was just like one of the original movies that they first came out with.”
Currently, the movie has a score of 93% on Rottentomatoes and has grossed $758.2 million dollars, beating Avatar and becoming the highest grossing movie according to It also got around $400 million dollars more than the first movie.

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