Hey, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful new years eve and enjoying 2016-whoop! I will soon (hopefully!) be putting up a post with a complete recap of 2015-blog or no blog, it was an awesome year! By the end of it, it had had it's highs and lows, but it was still massively awesome. Of course, 2015 would have been completely different if I hadn't had my blog, because that's where 2015 became such an awesome year. I can honestly say that this blog has changed my life-so many pathways have been opened for me, and I've met so many wonderful people because of it.
Gushing fangirl aside, I thought I'd do a movie review, on a very awesome movie I just went to see. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been given so much hype, there was little knowledge of if it was going to live up to the hype. Well, I can honestly say it did; I thought it was brilliant, maybe even the best one yet.
Basically, it's set maybe about forty years after the last one, and Luke Skywalker is missing. The first order has ridden up, with Kylo Ren as their leader. Yet there is a rumour going around that there is a map that leads to Luke, and Kylo is desperate to get it. From there on, it is a crazy adventure filled with badass characters, plane flying, and so much more.
First up, can we please give a round of applause for Rey. Rey was awesome. Nothing like the weak damsels in distress that are normally displayed in Disney movies; nope, Rey didn't need any help whatsoever. I feel that she's a great feminist icon for younger children-at that age, they don't really want to listen to Malala or Emma Watson, even though they are amazing people. No, they just want to go to the cinema, get enthralled by amazing characters, tug on their parents sleeve and say 'Mummy, when I'm older I want to be just like Rey.' Daisy Ridley is an amazing actress, one that I will definitely be watching in the future. Hands down, Rey is the best character in the film. She can fend for herself, she can fly planes, she is strong with the Jedi-is there anything she can't do?
I loved some of the other secondary characters as well. Poe and Finn were awesome, and even though you don't see a lot of her I really liked Maz too. I was also very impressed with Kylo Ren. Even though he was the main villain, Disney got just the perfect balance of emotion and hatred.
Now, here is were my biggest problem lies: the plot line. I feel it's just too close to the original plot line, really. Even though we have new villains, new characters, and new problems, it was just too close to home for me. And I didn't really like some of the new characters, Captain Phasma and General Snorke being the main ones. And what was with calling General Snorke General Snorke? It should've been General Gollum. Captain Phasma was cool, but not in there enough for you to actually get to know her.
Overall, I loved Star Wars, even if I wasn't very happy with some bits. I rate it 8/10.