7 kickers that make Star Wars The Force Awakens great

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Star Wars The Force Awakens is still breaking records, and it isn’t only the mega fans that are bringing this movie so much success. The plot of the story is spectacular. There is so much drama, who wouldn’t enjoy this film? Whether you have been there since the beginning, a real star wars fanatic at heart or you’re just looking for an excellent movie to watch, this is the go-to film in theaters at the moment.

My favorite part of the film is the surprises throughout the film and those thoughts that are left open to interpretation. So many questions to be answered in the upcoming movies.

SPOILER FILLED REVIEW- read at your own risk

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Kylo Ren is Princess Leia and Han Solo’s son

Kylo Ren appears as another lead henchmen of the dark side, but he’s actually a lot more then Snoke’s lackey. He is the son of Leia and Han Solo, and a relative to everyone that supports the force. Like anyone who has a Jedi background, Kylo Ren had the potential to be driven to the dark side. And somewhere along the lines, he fell right in. I feel bad for his parents.

Kylo Ren is obsessed with Darth Vader

What really took me by surprise was that Kylo Ren was obsessed with his grandfather’s legacy. He even has his melted down helmet. (I figured that it blew up with the death star) He keeps the helmet around for guidance and support. Needless to say, the very young Kylo Ren is on the nuts side.


Han Solo is killed by Kylo Ren

I saw it coming a mile away, but I kept hoping I was wrong. A dying parent seems to be a recurring theme in the Star Wars saga, and this time it was the dark side that had the victory. Kylo Ren tricks his father and then takes his life. It is heartbreaking to lose Han Solo and even more to know that it was his son and not some evil stranger. I’m sure Leia and Chewbacca will never be the same.

Rey’s vision


The meaning of and reasons for this vision are still up in the air. If you google Rey’s vision, you will find a million and one theories. I salute the writers of the film for adding an element of the past because its touch of nostalgia sucks Star Wars fans right in.

Rey is the protagonist of the film, and she discovers Luke’s lightsaber, which previously belonged to Anakin. When she touches the lightsaber, she is transported into a distorted dream in different locations. It’s not necessarily a flashback because it seems that the vision may incorporate things that have not come to pass, as well as things that have.

The vision features:
a trip to the corridor in cloud city
Luke’s robotic hand touching R2D2
Kylo Ren saving a young Rey from his own men
Someone dropping Rey off as she screams for them to come back and Rey and Kylo Ren facing off in an area surrounded by snow.

The cloud city trip brings back memories of Luke and Darth Vader’s epic fight. But the leading theory on the rest of the vision is that Rey is actually Luke’s daughter, and she was part of his Jedi academy when Kylo Ren came through and killed all of the trainees. He spares his cousin’s life because, at the time, he wasn’t entirely consumed by the dark side and could still tap into the light. Luke burns the bodies, and Rey is dropped off on another planet for safety. Then Luke goes into hiding.

We won’t really know what this dream is about till possibly a later film, but if this is what it all means, it’s exhilarating.



I need to stop reading theories. I’m going to spoil it all for myself.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Rey’s origins – She’s strong with the force Who is she?

If the vision sequence does nothing for you in the way of picking up hints, Rey’s progression in the film will have you questioning her ancestry in the rest of the film. She has such a connection to the force, and she’s stronger then Kylo Ren– and yet she’s not a Jedi? Not even in training? Who is she and where did she really come from? The popular theory is that she is Luke Skywalker’s daughter–which gets me so giddy you don’t even know. But if she is, where is her mother? And if she isn’t–who is she? That’s another one to be answered in the sequels.

Luke and Rey meet

In the final moments, Rey finds Luke on some random island. She extends Luke’s lightsaber to him, and he stands there in silence. We don’t even get to see if he accepts it. The moment is filled with so much potential.

The destruction of the Starkiller Base

The death star was the embodiment of the perfect weapon on Star Wars. The Force Awakens introduces a weapon designed similar to the death star and twice the size: The Starkiller Base. Luckily, it was destroyed before it had a chance to eliminate the location where the resistance was located. Han Solo and Finn and their team managed to bring down the shields, and Poe Dameron destroyed the weak spot.

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