I think I have a split personality after watching the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. Thirteen-year-old me is ecstatic! Fifty-year-old writer me wasn't impressed.
I don't want to ruin the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, so here's my only SPOILERS:
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1) I hate FUCKING CLIFF HANGERS! Unless you have a good enough story to overlook it. TESB works. TFA does not.
2) Harrison Ford finally got his wish.
3) There's a reason Mark Hamill isn't featured in the teasers. He does NOT have one FUCKING WORD of DIALOGUE!
4) Leia and Rey ROCKED!
5) J.J. Abrams kept to the spirit of the original.
I'll tell you right now. This isn't a complete story. I think that's my biggest problem with TFA. The original Star Wars had a complete story. Sure there was stuff before and stuff after, but the story as shown on the screen had complete plot and character arcs. It's why I use it an a prime example of the classic three-act structure for newbie writers.
But this? This kind half-assed of story crap is why readers hate a lot of indie writers.
So between my two personalities, I have to give Star Wars: The Force Awakens a 6 out of 10.
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P.S. There's SPOILERS in the comments, so don't read 'em if you haven't seen it!
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