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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) - A True Fiasco
I have seen the latest Star Wars episode a while back and I do have to say I have contemplated a lot either to write about it or not. The people were crazy about seeing it ... you know how these things get ... they camp outside the movie theater, can’t wait for the first run to hit the screen, they create expectations based on previous series and based on the director’s track record: George Lucas, and so on.
I have read some reviews in which critics praise the episode about how well it was done, what a good choice they made by choosing some of the old actors to come back and play in the new series - Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia - but by my opinion, they made the worst decision EVER.
The Resistance and a small group of heroes are trying to stop The First Order from ruling the galaxy. They have a part of the map which leads to Luke Skywalker, and the key to save everybody ... you know the drill ... good fight with bad ... good wins ... everybody is happy.
I am not spoiling the movie just in case someone haven’t seen it by now and truly wants to see it, no matter what the reviews say about it. I am advising otherwise, but everybody is responsible for their own choices.
As I said before, the worst decision ever that they could have made was to force Harrison Ford to take back the role of Han Solo. Apparently he didn’t want to play the role anymore, and he kind of had to with the promise that they will kill off his character and this will be a one-time appearance only. Unfortunately, his unwillingness to portray the role of Han Solo was brutally obvious. It felt like it was all just a big joke to him, he had no emotion, no chemistry and absolutely nothing about his act was good.
His face looked like he was about to break into a big laugh in any minute. Just to make it short, it was the worst performance ever and it felt like the role was played by a beginner who had nothing to do with acting.
Carrie Fisher was far from being convincing, and, just as Harrison Ford, she also had no emotion.
But, after the legendary Han Solo, the worst acting award goes to Adam Driver who portrayed Kylo Ren. It is amazing how they could give the negative role to someone who looked like a little boy who, instead of imposing fear he just managed to impose astonishment. He had the reactions of a young boy tormented by a big brother and reacting by throwing a fit. I was expecting to see him at any moment throwing himself to the ground, yelling.
I do have to wonder, for the love of God, what were they thinking when they put together the cast list? Who was responsible for it? Haven’t anyone tested these actors before? What were they thinking? What?
John Boyega as Finn, Daisy Ridley as Rey ... and the list can go on ... all were just a big fiasco. I really have no idea how they could make this episode so incredibly bad, with so many bad choices.
To See Or Not To See
I am sure you know by now what my advice is. This is definitely a Not To See movie. It was a waste of time, and I haven't seen something so bad in a very long time. I had to force myself to stay awake at some point because the storyline and the acting was so bad it was actually putting me to sleep.
I am not the only one. My boyfriend actually fell asleep, and walking out of the cinema room I have heard two other people who said they fell asleep, and others who were laughing about how bad the movie was and how they should have gone to a different movie they passed in order to see this one.
I know the expectations were high, and I was also expecting it not to rise to the occasion, but I really wasn't expecting to see something that awful.
If by any reason you haven't seen it by now, you really haven't missed anything at all ... you actually won the time all of us lost by watching it.