Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Film Review: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars The Force Awakens Movie Poster
Title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Episode: VII
Directed by: J. J. Abrams
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Music: John Williams
Cinematography: Dan Mindel
Language: English
Release date:
Official Website:

  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
  • Carrie Fisher as General Lea Organa
  • Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
  • Daisy Ridley as Rey
  • John Boyega as Finn
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
  • Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata
  • Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke
  • Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
  • Max von Sydow as Lor San Tekka

Official Trailer:

WARNING: the following review below contains spoilers!

We watched this film last December 24, 2015, before Christmas. I'm excited to watch this film because the old casts still played their original role even after so many years of the long wait since the last episode.

The traditional Star Wars slide intro is still there briefing us what have happened in the past 30 years, after the destruction of the Death Star (featured in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Episode VI). I praise the new Director for remaining faithful on using that slide animation. So, about what have happened, It's still the Resistance versus the Dark Side!

The Dard side of the force still lives. I guess, It relatively runs in their blood.

I like the scene where one of the Commander Hux is shouting his propaganda to The First Order army. It gets me goosebumps. It's very Hitler-like. After that scene, their base, the planet itself fired a huge laser beam out in the outer space and scattered at some point hitting multiple planets. Those multiple planets are destroyed in just one shot!

I thought, It would be a happy ending after Han Solo met Kylo Ren but didn't expect Kylo would do the unexpected scene. I guess many Star Wars fans hate Kylo Ren more than Jar Jar Binks from the prequel trilogy.

It's more than two hours film but I didn't felt the time goes by while watching this movie.

My rating for this film would be: 4.0 / 5.0




Sunday, January 31, 2016

Short Film: The Answers by Michael Goode and Daniel Lissing

Title: The Answers
Starring: Daniel Lissing, Rose McIver
Written and Directed by: Michael Goode
Produced by / Story by: Michael Goode, Daniel Lissing
Music by: Arturo Cardelús
Cinematography by: Colin Pregent
Published on: Jan 25, 2016

Description: Every question you've had about your life in 8 minutes or less.

  • Best Live-Action Short - Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2015
  • Best Comedy Short - Breckenridge Film Festival 2015
  • Jury Award Best Narrative Short - Woods Hole Film Festival 2015
  • Best Short Film American Spectrum - Indy Film Fest 2015
  • National Jury Award - USA Film Festival 2015
  • Storyteller’s Award - Destiny City Film Festival 2015
  • Audience Award - Best of International Shorts Festival 2015
  • Best International Short film - Sanctuary Cove Film Festival 2015

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