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Star Wars: The Force Awakens also known as “Star Wars: Episode VII,” “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: El Despertar de la Fuerza,“ “Star Wars: O Despertar da Força,” “Star Wars: Le réveil de la Force,” “Star Wars: Das Erwachen der Macht,” “Star Wars - Il risveglio della Forza,” “Star Wars: Episodio VII - Il risveglio della Forza,” “Star Wars - Az ébredő Erő,” “Star Wars: Episódio VII - O Despertar da Força,” “Yildiz Savaslari: Güç Uyaniyor,” “Gwiezdne wojny. Czesc VII - Przebudzenie mocy,” “Ratovi zvijezda: Sila se budi,” “Star Wars: Sila sa prebúdza,” “Star Wars: Sila se probouzi,” “Zvaigzdziu karai: galia nubunda,” “Star Wars: Than Luc Thuc Tinh,” “Star Wars: Η δύναμη ξυπνάει,” “Vojna na Zvezdite: Silata se budi,” “Zvezdani ratovi: Buđenje sile”

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.

Reviewed by: Samuel A. Torcasio

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December 18, 2015 (wide—3,900+ theaters)
DVD: April 5, 2016
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good vs. evil

becoming an orphan

murder of a father his son

Learn about the true FORCE
Learn about the true FORCE
Featuring: Harrison FordHan Solo
Daisy Ridley … Rey, a scavenger on the desert planet Jakku
John Boyega … Finn, a redeemed First Order stormtrooper
Carrie Fisher … General Leia Organa
Mark Hamill … Luke Skywalker
Adam Driver … Kylo Ren
Simon Pegg
Andy SerkisSupreme Leader Snoke
Max von SydowLor San Tekka
Billie Lourd
Gwendoline Christie … Captain Phasma
Domhnall Gleeson … General Hux
Oscar IsaacPoe Dameron
Peter Mayhew … Chewbacca
Kenny Baker … R2-D2
Warwick Davis
Anthony Daniels … C-3PO
Lupita Nyong'o … Maz Kanata
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Director: J.J. Abrams—“Lost” TV series (2004–2010), “Super 8” (2011), “Star Trek” (2009), “Mission: Impossible III” (2006)
Producer: Lucasfilm
Bad Robot
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Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Buena Vista

“There has been an awakening, have you felt it?”

The Galaxy far far away is back! At the theater I went to, the audience clapped and cheered as the familiar opening scroll started. Star Wars has indeed continued, and with a worthy installment to the saga. It seemed certain back in 2005 that “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” was going to be the last Star Wars movie. Things changed though when Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 and acquired the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars creator George Lucas stated that transferring Lucasfilm to Disney was a way to “pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.” Lucasfilm Producer Kathleen Kennedy recruited J.J. Abrams to be the director, making him the first person to direct both a “Star Wars” film and a “Star Trek” film. This is the first live-action Star Wars film to released in 10 years, and it is being released 38 years after the very first film “Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope” in 1977.

Unlike the prequel “Star Wars” trilogy, cinematographer Daniel Mindel and J.J. Abrams shot the new feature primarily on 35mm film, as Abrams has on all prior projects. The production also had a preference for using real locations and miniature models over green-screens and computer-generated imagery, whenever possible, in order to make the film aesthetically similar to the original “Star Wars” trilogy.

In this review, my aim is to be as spoiler free as possible, but please be aware that there are some small tidbits and clues as to the film’s plot ahead.

“The Force Awakens” has the feel of the classic trilogy films. In addition to having an intriguing flowing story and great action, it is also simple. One of the problems with the “Star Wars” prequels was that they were too complex (and, by the way, there are a number, including myself, that actually liked the prequels, they were very imperfect yes, but not horrible). Too much visual, too many plot elements, too many locations, too many characters, and not enough focus. Compare that to “The Empire Strikes Back,” one of the greatest films of all time, a film that did not have one dull moment, but was yet incredibly simple and easy to follow.

To Lucasfilm and Abrams’ credit, “The Force Awakens” has a similar feel. And, while in this writer’s opinion “Empire” is still and will always be the best, “Force” may be the runner up. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, because in addition to J.J. Abrams, it is co-written by Lawrence Kasdan, who also wrote “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. So, we have to give them props for producing a smooth, simple, action packed, and heartfelt story. The film does leave us with some unanswered questions, but then again so did “Empire”. This film has an impressive cinematography to boot, and the practical effects used really worked well. Good balance of CGI. It goes without saying, of course, that John Williams has served us nicely once again with a riveting musical score.

The acting is phenomenal. It was a terrific idea to cast relatively unknown actors in the lead roles, so that we come into the theater not having any preconceived notions about what these characters may be like. That’s how it was for those who saw “A New Hope” in 1977. But, of course, we loved seeing Harrison Ford back as Han Solo, Peter Mayhew back as Chewbacca, Carrie Fisher as Leia, Anthony Daniels as C-3P0 and the list goes on. How could we not love seeing our old friends? So relatable, and so human (yes, even Chewie and 3P0). “Force” also gives us a world of interesting and fun new minor characters, such as the lovable droid BB-8.

Speaking of Han and Chewie, I don’t want to give any quotes away, but be rest assured that their dynamic friendship is back and in full swing. That includes their humor! Get ready to laugh at points. In fact, humor is dispersed throughout the movie among different characters—another thing that makes a “Star Wars” movie great.

All that to say, though, the movie definitely has a dark tone. In fact, it may be one of the darker “Star Wars” films, and possibly the saddest. And all that is due to the films main villain, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Ren is the apprentice of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). Snoke is not directly said to be a Sith, but he is an extremely powerful master of the dark side of the force. Ren is said to be in training, and he has not yet attained the status of a dark side master. His struggle between the light and the dark is portrayed throughout the movie. It was a clever choice to have Ren at a different level of development than Darth Vader. Vader in his prime would have easily defeated Ren in battle. If they had just tried to make him a Vader replacement, it probably would have fallen flat. Instead the story is written in such a way that Ren is totally aware he is not on that level yet. Even so, his goal is to become like Darth Vader and to fulfill his legacy. Ren has a great deal of rage, as did Vader, but whereas Vader was able to learn how to harness that anger and stay calm and composed, Ren has not yet. He often has uncontrolled outbursts of anger, which does make him dangerous, but in a different way. However, not all Ren’s anger is uncalculated, he, along with Snoke, does have an agenda.

Worldview Analysis

While the film is enjoyable entertainment, it, at the same time, contains ideas of a philosophical and religious nature. Christians need to be ever aware that these ideas can, and do, have impact on people, and they ought to be ready to engage this film from the standpoint of a biblical worldview. The “Star Wars” films are a syncretism of many different worldviews, philosophies, and religions. Nonetheless, though they are not Christian films, we should not be surprised to find things in them that are in line with Christian virtues. The fact is that all human beings live in God’s world and are created in God’s image, and this includes all filmmakers. It’s not possible to live in God’s world, whether you believe that you do or not, and not borrow from that when you tell a story.

Therefore we find amongst our protagonists noble virtues such as courage, sacrifice, shunning evil, and honor. Our three new heroes Poe (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), and Rey (Daisy Ridley) all show their care and respect for each other, and their willingness to fight for what’s right. At a point in the film where Finn makes a life changing decision, he states that he does so because “it’s the right thing to do.” The idea of right and wrong is there. Our old heroes also show virtue. Han is as courageous as ever (we see a softer side of him, too). Leia continues to devote her life to fighting for justice and peace. Moreover, as mentioned earlier, Kylo Ren’s fury is a stark contrast to the nobility of our heroes. I’m obviously glad that the movie portrays this anger in a negative light. The Bible has plenty to say about the fool who gets himself into all kinds of trouble because he does not know how to control his anger (Proverbs 12:16; 29:11; Ecclesiastes 7:9; Galatians 5:20). There is also Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a demonic like being, who is leading Ren down this dark path.

It seems at times that in this “Star Wars” film, like many of the others, that the “dark side” is fully to be blamed for a person’s committing atrocities. In prior movies, for example, it’s almost as though some fans have the impression that Anakin was really a good guy, but he was just seduced. Even some behind-the-scene talk of this film has said Ren is not really a bad guy. Such may not be everyone’s interpretation, but it’s a subject worth pondering and interacting with from a Christian standpoint.

The Bible says of the real world that all men are sinners (Romans 3:23). Our natures have been corrupted by sin, and all have turned aside to evil deeds (Romans 3:9-18). Some express that more evidently and outrageously than others. But, when anyone sins, they sin due to their own evil desires. James 1:13-15 reads,

Let no one say when he is tempted, I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

Thankfully, the Bible does not just present the problem, but it gives tremendous hope in overcoming evil. James also instructs believers to resist the devil by submitting to God (James 4:7). The one who draws near to God will be cleansed and purified (James 4:8). Paul tells us that there is no temptation for which God has not provided a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13). This has all been made possible by the Lord Jesus Christ who died for sinners, who rose from the dead, and who now reigns at the right hand of God ready to help all who call upon Him, because “we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

So, biblically speaking, no one is basically good but just fallen into an evil path. All are sinners by nature and will give an account to God. Each person is responsible for his or her choice to sin, and sinning makes one a sinner who needs salvation. The Bible calls all people sinners, but it also teaches that the sinner who trusts in Jesus Christ will be both forgiven and given victory over sin (Romans 7:24-25; 1 John 1:9; 5:5). This is something that we Christians have to proclaim to those who are impacted by the ideas of unbiblical worldviews. I understand that not all may interpret the dark side characters this way, but at least some have, and that is why it is worth having the conversation.

We must too consider the idea of The Force, and how it differs drastically from the God of the Bible. The Force of “Star Wars” can essentially be summed up as an impersonal energy that permeates and exists in all matter, and that consists of both good and evil. The impersonal nature of The Force is reminiscent of the god Brahman in Hinduism. Furthermore, Hindu teaching holds that Brahman exists in all material things, a teaching known as pantheism. The enigmatic Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong'o) at one point in this movie spells out the pantheistic nature of The Force saying that it “moves through and surrounds every living thing.” The concept of The Force consisting of both light and dark sides comes in part from the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism in which the ying and yang contain both opposing and balancing forces.

The God of the Bible stands in stark contrast to The Force of “Star Wars” in all of these areas; He is a personal being who created all things, yet He remains distinct and holy above His creation. He cares for His creation, but He is not to be confused with it. A person cannot simply tap into God as he may tap into The Force in the “Star Wars” universe. Rather, the biblical God is a transcendent personal being that a human being, created in His image, relates to by repenting and embracing Him as Lord, or by rebelling against Him.

Regarding the dual nature of The Force, that it contains both good and evil as equal forces, this too is diametrically opposed to Christian teaching. Though God and Satan are in conflict, God is the All Powerful Creator and Ruler of the universe, while Satan is a created finite being. Satan too will be accountable to God at the judgment.

God most certainly acts in the world, and is very much involved in it, but He is not simply a “force” energy flowing through it. On this note, some have likened The Force to the Holy Spirit, but this is not an accurate comparison. God the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, not an impersonal force. Some cult groups see the Holy Spirit as a force and not as a person, but the Bible is clear on His personhood. The Lord Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as a person with whom He had a personal relationship with when He said, “When the Spirit of truth comes He will guide you into all the truth.… He will glorify Me, for He will take what is Mine and declare it to you” (John 16:13-14). Furthermore, the Trinity itself, One God who consists of three persons, further emphasizes the personal nature of God. Another caution to keep in mind is that use of The Force in “Star Wars” is also akin to occult practices such as levitation, telepathy, telekinesis, mind reading, and contacting the dead. The True Spirit of God is not to be manipulated, so one can perform mind tricks, rather such works are signs of witchcraft and demonic activity (Deuteronomy 18:9-12).

Objectionable Content

Like previous “Star Wars” films, this one is low on profanities. Caution is still advised, though, as some of the following elements may be disturbing to children and impressionable adults. At the films beginning, a whole village is slaughtered. You do not see most of it, but you know it is happening. There is also blood in several parts of the film. Kylo Ren, as mentioned, is very dark and disturbing. He is seen trying to manipulate mind control over several characters, he has fits of rage, he chokes people with the force, and he is overall a disturbed character. Supreme leader Snoke, though only in a few scenes, is a scary figure that could easily give a kid nightmares. His appearance is imposing, and his face is distorted and menacing and his voice deep. There is a disturbing and emotional scene in the movie when one of the heroes is fatally wounded by a villain.

Summing it up

The 7th episode of “Star Wars” is a noteworthy addition to the franchise. It has a great story, exciting action, an excellent cast, a superb soundtrack, and it is a visual delight. Though dark in tone, it does have light moments and humor to balance things out. While great entertainment, believers should be aware of the content mentioned above, as well as be prepared to engage the worldview presented.

Violence: Heavy / Profanity: Minor—“Oh my G*d” (1), “h*ll” (2), “d*mn” (1) / Sex/Nudity: Minor

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Positive—I have done reviews for this Web site for years. I had no intention of reviewing this movie, as I just wanted to go and enjoy it. I LOVED this movie, but it is way too intense for anyone under 10 years old. PLEASE do not take your child to this movie. It is violent, scary and intense. If you are unsure if your child would be okay with it, please preview it first.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
Patty Moliterno, age 51 (USA)
Positive—Fun! Enjoyable and fits in well with the other films, especially the original (Episode 4). One positive note regarding The Force, the films emphasize that characters choose to follow the dark side or the light. It is a choice. God lets us each choose whom we will follow and serve. It is a choice with consequences. Even those who chose darkness are given opportunity to turn back to the Light.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Tori, age 40+ (USA)
Positive—This reminds me of how action movies used to be when I was young. Low on profanity, low on sexual innuendo, and high on action. If you’re a Star Wars fan, I think you’ll like this one.

I had a few issues with the movie, though. The movie felt very familiar. Almost too familiar. Also, the characters were a little underdeveloped, and it was a little too short for my taste. That being said, it was just good enough to whet my appetite for the sequel. The only objectionable content I noticed was one cuss word, and the usual Star Wars “May The Force be with you” gobbledygook.

Other than that, it was a pretty fun movie to watch. You can even take the kids with you to see this one. I know the movie is rated PG-13, but I think 8 and up would be fine.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Frank, age 47 (USA)
Positive—I believe this was an excellent installment of Star Wars. It has an obvious struggle between good and evil, and the two are easily distinguishable. There is also a personal struggle where one person is torn between choosing good or evil. Another chooses good over evil, even though they have been taught evil. All of these teach real life choices and go along with what the Bible talks about in choosing to do good or evil.

Of course, as the original reviewer mentions, there are small smatterings of teachings about “the “force” which are not Biblical. I think if parents are concerned about this, they can use it as a good starting point for talking and teaching about other religious beliefs and how Christianity is different.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Miranda, age 40 (USA)
Positive—I went to see this movie with my brother and his girlfriend; this movie was very enjoyable. The acting by the new characters was pretty good. The action scenes where very good. I was pleased by the black character acting and Lightsaber duels… it was nice to see Hon Solo, Lela and Chewy, C3-PO and R2-D2. Some Christians may find this movie conflicting with Bible teaching, with the use of mind control and the dark side—how they slaughtered entire villages and blew up planets.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Hariston Williams, age 26 (USA)
Positive—I love Star Wars, but, in the pursuit of being unbiased, I will review this movie from the perspective of someone who has never seen a single Star Wars movie. Without question “Star Wars” is the most anticipated movie of the year. Yet, I was surprised how many people are not familiar with the series. My girlfriend for example, doesn’t even know who Darth Vader is and has often criticized the series for being silly. Nonetheless, we watched the movie together. When the movie was over she didn’t say anything about the movie. I assumed she hated it until late the next day she asked if we could watch the older movie. When I think about it, her reaction reminded me of the same reasons why I liked Star Wars in the first place. It is about awesome characters and the plots unfailing ability to get your imagination going.

Although there are some critics that will say Star Wars has no place with a Christian audience, which is a shame because Star Wars uses a lot of themes of good vs. evil that any Christian can relate to. It’s not perfect, but then again neither was “The Chronicles of Narnia.” “Star Wars Episode VII” feels like an appropriate sequel to original trilogy. It does feel a bit too familiar to “Episode IV” which should come to no surprise. After all nothing would upset fans more then a Star Wars movie that didn’t feel like Star Wars. Especially since the original director sold the rights to Disney.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Rob Mackay, age 23 (USA)
Positive—This was an awesome film with no sexual content or graphic violence. It is faithful to the Star Wars universe and a whole lot better than the first three episodes. My face practically lit up when I saw Han Solo and Chewbacca on screen for the first time (I’m in my 30s and haven’t seen any of the older films on the big screen). Watching Star Wars was a magical experience, and I can’t wait to see it again in IMAX 3D. It was fun, entertaining, and surprising at times. The only thing objectionable is the Star Wars spirituality regarding “The Force,” but that can be taken with a grain of salt, considering this is a sci-fi film.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Shannon, age 34 (USA)
Positive—Ten years after witnessing Anakin Skywalker’s fall to The Dark Side, bringing the six films full circle, “The Force Awakens.” I’m a huge STAR WARS fan, and was beyond excited for the new installment. I just KNEW that it would be a smash hit. All the characters we know and love from both trilogies are back, and there are numerous nods to the original films. The script was very well written, and the acting was excellent. The music is, of course, out of this world); that’s a compliment). To say more would ruin the surprises in store.

This film has to be seen in IMAX 3-D for the full STAR WARS experience. Biblically speaking, there is minimal profanity and no sexual content (as STAR WARS has always been a family-friendly franchise); this installment gets the PG-13 rating for sci-fi action violence which is more intense than the first five films. Which brings me to another point. There were a lot of children in the cinema at the screening, some as young as five or six years of age. Even though none of them screamed or cried, they should not have been watching this film, in my opinion. The content is not Scarface-level stuff, but it is not appropriate for children under ten years of age.

The films can be used as a way to present the Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved. To explain that here would take more space than the editors here might suffer. Suffice to say that the films are well done. STAR WARS Episode VIII blasts to a galaxy near you May 2017.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 5
—D, age 29 (USA)
Positive—If you’re a Star Wars fan—then you’ll like, probably love the movie. I know some folks didn’t like where characters went, or how things progressed—but that’s what you get with a movie with movies yet to come.

From a Christian perspective—yes, there are themes of good and evil, and other themes that can have Christian overtones. But, that seems to me to be trying to shoehorn the SW Ep 7 plot into a Christian perspective. I didn’t see anything that would lead me to believe this was a Christian film, or one with a Christian worldview.

So—where do we go from here? I enjoyed it, but I also know that it wasn’t a film of faith. One needs to decide on where they draw the line on watching things that aren’t specifically about Christ / Christian faith and are intended to tell a story of faith.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Casey, age 50 (USA)
Positive—Originally, I never planned on seeing this movie, because I felt that the six episodes were complete, but I went. Episode seven imitates the original Star Wars trilogy in so many ways. It is too much to write.

My major issues that a parent should caution are the mystic New Age propaganda and some language. There is no nudity in this movie. I must say that the best movie of 2015 is “Star Wars,” and it was decent overall. It was fun, action-packed, and intriguing. I make this comment because it shows Hollywood that decent films can be successful at the box office and around the world.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Karen, age 50 (USA)
Positive—If you want the plot summary, the review does a good job. I’m just here to discuss the messages I got from this. I went with a group of four other Christian sci-fi geeks from my college, and we have agreed Finn is the kind of hero we need more of. Finn is a role model for young people, such as myself. Even though everyone around him was willing to do something awful, simply because an authority figure told them to, he he has mercy, compassion, and refuses to kill innocents.

Being a college student at a non-Christian school, I, and the group I was with, often see people cave to the pressures of the world and get talked into doing things the Word tells us not to, because the majority of people are doing it, therefore it must be okay.

While there is killing in the film, there’s a world of difference between equal enemies in combat and what Finn was asked to do. By showing he was scared, that doing the right thing is hard, and you can risk it all by doing so, I was reminded of how we too can be afraid as Christians to do the right thing. But we CAN do it—we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Ambra C., age 24 (USA)
Positive—Since its original release nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars phenomenon has been deeply rooted in our society, thanks to 2 trilogies and countless side products. After Disney bought the franchise in 2012, a new film trilogy is starting, initiated by J.J. Abrams with his fast paced style and a return to visual effects. Following the events of the “Return of the Jedi,” we were left with the victory of the Resistance over the Empire, particularly the triumph of the Light over the Dark side. 30 years later, things haven’t changed much: there’s a New Republic now facing the threat of the First Order while Jedis and Force are legends of the past.

This movie pays homage to the original trilogy with a great respect to the old characters while fantastically introducing the new ones for a new generation of fans, all the while balancing between brilliant humour and dark moments. Needless to say, I strongly recommend to watch the movie, particularly as you can find lots of interesting themes for helpful Christian conversations such as the seduction to the Light/Dark side, the Force and Jedis being myths, fleeing/facing responsibility towards families or friends, the fear of others…
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Nicolas, age 28 (United Kingdom)
Negative—Just as he did with Star Trek’s beloved original set of characters, JJ Abrams and his cronies have ruined the original trilogy of Star Wars films. Even the prequels were better than “The Force Awakens.” A paper thin plot, holes one could pilot the Falcon through, an escapee droid recalling Wall-E (“Wall-E” is a magnificent achievement, “Force Awakens” isn’t), wasted cameos of original characters, needless demise of a major character, I could go on. A noisy dumb action movie. Thank you for ruining my childhood memories, Abrams!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 2½
—Dirk Wickenden, age 48 (United Kingdom)
Negative—I believe Lucas had a partial script or at least an outline on how Episode 7 was suppose to be. Yet they just took that, and great books such as the Thrawn trilogy, and tossed it out the window. Instead, we get a repeat of Episode 4. A cute droid with a secret stashed inside its hardware. Another death star and another attempt to destroy it. Couldn’t something original been supplied for us?
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 2½
—Jason Bertucci, age 45 (Canada)
Negative—Only some of the faces changed between Episode 4 and 7. The basic plot: Desert planet orphan joins rebel alliance, discovers amazing latent ability to fly spacecraft in combat and fight with light sabers against an evil empire led by a man with amazing powers and enormous father-son issues bent on destroying entire planets. The timely arrival of droids bearing missing map specifications allows the rebels to destroy the evil empire Death Star by flying in its equatorial groove and shooting down it’s exhaust chute.

Aside from making money, what was the point in creating a close of Episode 4?
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Doug Driver, age 60 (USA)
Comments from young people
Positive—This is a great movie. The plot was a bit thin, but still was a fantastic movie. It’s good for kids that are over the age of 8. It really followed the original trilogy, not so much the prequel.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Joshua, age 12 (USA)
Positive—This movie is in a word: brilliant! I know that must seem weird concerning a Star Wars movie, but it was really good! There are a few instances of mild profanity, but surprisingly less than the original! I say it’s good for ages 7 and up! But don’t take my word for it, go check it out for yourself!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Josiah Osborne, age 16¼ (USA)

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