It’s the most anticipated movie of the year, and maybe even the most anticipated movie of the decade thus far: the long-awaited return to that galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I, after avoiding spoilers like the plague, finally got a chance to sit down and see a Star Wars movie in theaters for the very first time; that, in and of itself, was a great experience. But getting right to it, is this a perfect film? By no means; it has a few problems. Is this a perfect Star Wars film? As much as I love this film series (well, five sevenths of it, anyway), there’s no such thing as a “perfect” Star Wars film, in my opinion; there are films in the series that are so nearly perfect that I and many others can sort of call them “perfect.” Is this one of those movies? Absolutely. This is right up there with A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi; this is the best Star Wars film since the original trilogy, and hands down one of the best films I’ve seen all year. And, to keep the spoilers on the Internet to a minimum, this review will be spoiler-free. So, without further ado, this is my review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Continue reading
A quick preface before we begin: I’ve actually seen this movie before watching it again for this review. In fact, it’s one of the first movies I remember getting on DVD. But with the release of Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur last month, I figured it would make sense for me to review Disney’s other movie about dinosaurs; I am talking about 2000’s Dinosaur, which blends live-action scenery with computer-generated dinosaurs to create a great-looking film with a few flaws. Yes, it’s been long enough that I can talk about this film without my nostalgia-goggles on, so let’s get right down to it: this is my review of Dinosaur.