Making Star Wars | 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Review

Making Star Wars

I tried very hard to keep my expectations down for this film, but it’s a hard thing to do as a lifelong Star Wars fan. And as a huge fan of the Legends timeline, I had some preprogrammed ideas of what happens 30 years after Return of the Jedi. I was scared after all of this slow trickle of information leading up to the release, after making us fall in love with the new trio of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac, after all the displays of love for Star Wars by JJ and the crew that this film was going to fall flat on its face. This nervousness stayed with me through the excruciatingly long trailers, through the odd silence of the Lucasfilm logo and no 20th Century Fox fanfare, and through the “A long time ago…”

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