At the flicks. (Star Wars the force awakens)

Dom’s spoiler-free review of Star Wars!


Director JJ Abrams.

You would think it hard to concentrate surrounded by the prime minister, Gary Linekar, Noel Gallagher, and Benedict Cumberbatch, but as soon as those opening bars rang out I was happily lost in a galaxy far far away.

We all know by now what a smarty pants JJ is, but his deft ability to walk the light saber thin tightrope between creating new characters and paying homage to the old was his master stroke here.

There are countless amounts of nods and winks to Star Wars films gone by, most hilarious some brimming with sadness. It seems the cost of achieving what the rebels did at the end of Return of the Jedi has come at quite a high price to many people. War, it appears continues to be cruel.

The new characters do just fine but it’s Adam Driver who deserves the most…

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