- Mar 20, 2004
Well, that was a fun movie! I can see why it has been described as a 'retro' movie as it harks back to the original Star Wars (aka: Episode IV, aka: A New Hope) movie trilogy so much. I think they did a good job of answering some questions right away in VII while leaving other big questions unanswered setting up episode VIII.I've got a pair of tickets reserved for the local Movie Tavern this Sunday to see Episode VII in 3D.
The visuals of the film was really well executed and, though it could be just a predisposed opinion, I think you can tell the difference in quality between the physical sets that Abrams used and all of the CGI green-screen sets that Lucas used for the prequels. Be on the lookout for some scenes where rays of light are used to illuminate the characters. The John Williams score fit in perfectly with the prior scores he did for the franchise. While I didn't come away humming any particular bit of music like the original movie the music still 'feels' like Star Wars.