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"The Force Awakens" official movie poster. Photo by Lucasfilm

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Elizabeth McIntyre, Staff Reporter

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“The Force Awakens” uses just the right blend of classic and modern to satisfy the nostalgic requirements of Star Wars veterans, but also keep new fans entertained.

The movie introduces new characters Rey, an abandoned female scavenger from the planet Jakku, Finn, an ex-storm-trooper who escaped the First Order’s regime, Poe, the best pilot with the Resistance, and main antagonist Kylo Ren, later revealed to be Ben Solo, is the ex-pupil of Luke Skywalker and new pupil of sith Supreme Leader Snoke.

Well-known characters from the original Star Wars Trilogy such as Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker reappear in the seventh episode of the Star Wars series, all played by the original actors, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill.

One of the film’s main focuses is the nostalgic aspect of the movie. It makes fans fall in love with the characters they know and love, as well as with the relationships they had; specifically the relationships between Organa, Solo, and Chewbacca.

What is a Star Wars movie without the Skywalkers? Darth Vader (aka Anakin Skywalker) is mentioned as new character Kylo Ren’s inspiration to quit the teachings of Luke Skywalker and pursue power through the dark side.

The resistance (supports the light side of the force) and the first order (supports the dark side of the force) are looking for the missing piece of a map with Skywalker’s secret location.

Luke is the last known Jedi in the galaxy and is used as the central reason for conflict in the story. Having exiled himself to an unknown island, both sides are aggressively looking for him as the key to their opponents defeat.

Many Star Wars fans are disappointed that the new movie followed the same plot line as the other movies. A large “Death Star” with a laser that needed to be destroyed.

Though the plot is unoriginal, the many subplots keep the viewer entertained. Where Rey came from, who Supreme Leader Snoke is, and details on Kylo Ren are some of the most popular conspiracies for discussion.

Many theories have been brought up considering whether or not Rey is related to Leia, Luke, or a new character in the upcoming movies.

Being a dedicated Star Wars fan, I am ecstatic that a new movie came out. I am in love with the new characters and can’t wait for the next movie.

Considering the previous Star Wars films are a lot to live up to, I am impressed by “The Force Awakens”.

Considering the previous Star Wars films are a lot to live up to, I am impressed by “The Force Awakens”.”

I rate it 4.5 stars out of 5.

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