When confirming the RSVPs for the one and only STAR WARS Episode VII press screening in SYDNEY, the polite email received from DISNEY surprisingly included a very severe and stronger-than-usual hype about spoilers and embargoes: “In order to give audiences around the world the opportunity to enjoy STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS to its fullest and allow them to discover its surprises and plot twists in the cinema, we respectfully ask that you refrain from specifying plot points in your coverage, including on social media.”
Strangely smarmy and couched in slimy corporate-speak (Wow and thank you for making me a full partner, and precisely how many revenue points for this movie, are you giving away to each journalist?).
This film is the continuation of the famous science fiction saga, all created by writer/director George Lucas . . . The movie takes place 35 years after “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)”, 10 years after “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)” and 16 years after “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)”.
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . ” OKAY, because you asked so sweetly, there never ever is a need to explain, what actually happens anywhere during this movie.
SPOILER ALERT: “Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens” . . . yes this brand new episode in the franchise, is with little re-working, very obviously a full remake intended for millennials of the well remembered “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)”. Continue reading STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS