Since the first appearance of a seemingly innocent post in 2011, Star Wars fandom has been slowly drawn, like a disabled Star Destroyer plunging into the surface of a partially-built Death Star II, to the alluring “Machete Order”…
Set just before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) the Rebel Alliance discover that the Galactic Empire are planning to build a new ‘planet killer’ weapon, the Death Star and set out to retrieve the plans of the new battle station.
It’s fair to say, that following the release of The Force Awakens, Star Wars is very much back in the public consciousness. Disney, having acquired the company at a considerable cost, are hoping to keep it there.
10 years after the last Star Wars theatrical release JJ Abrams brings us The Force Awakens. The hype and fan expectation for this film to ‘bring Star Wars home’ is at astronomical levels. Does JJ deliver? Read on to find out more. Needless to say this review will be spoiler free.