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It could not have been better, under any circumstances..
It was everything it needed to be. I generally liked the choice of using the first film as a base for the movie. It is not a rehash, maybe a soft-reboot, but that might also be too harsh. This was the safest and best thing to do, in my opinion.
For a good decade I actually remember not being too fond of the Star Wars movies, even though I loved them as a child. That being said, I used to love The Phantom Menace, and The Attack of the Clones so my taste wasn't very sophisticated back then. I still enjoy them because of nostalgia, but I can admit that they are bad Star Wars movies, and just average movies generally speaking. What made me feel neutral of my once beloved franchise, was the fans. The obnoxious and overly critical "die hard fans" kind of ruined my appreciation and feelings towards these great movies(talking about the original trilogy).
So I was excited to see The Force Awakens. I was hoping to feel the same magic I felt as a child watching Star Wars. The movie delivered and even surpassed my expectations.
J.J. Abrams did a phenomenal job directing this movie, the shots and the practical effects look amazing. The story is not very complicated but it didn't have to be. The new characters are perfect. It's incredible how instantly likable they were. John Boyega, Adam Driver,Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley did an amazing job. I dare say that the new characters are even better and more fleshed out than the original characters were.
Daisy Ridley was THE star of the film, she was incredibly likable and convincing. Rey is such a great protagonist, she's smart, strong and self-reliant, a great character to look up to and be inspired by for both girls and boys. Next to her, Adam Driver was also incredible in portraying the complicated and conflicted character of Kylo Ren. John Boyega is probably the most entertaining and most relatable as Fin and Oscar Isaac as Poe was just incredibly cool and badass. These performances were one of the many strong points the film had.
About the old cast members, Harrison Ford brought his A-game. Though I thought he had become a bit too old for the character he brought back the nostalgic magic of Han Solo and proved me wrong. Carrie Fisher didn't really have a huge role unfortunately but it probably would have made the movie too crowded with big characters if she did.
The action scenes were riveting and exciting. The Lightsaber battles were done to perfection, they weren't fancy and unrealistic, they were very basic and realistic maybe even gritty. The music by John Williams also did not disappoint, it's not the best he's done but it really fit the movie. Rey's theme is especially great, it had the feel of the Harry Potter movies, but it totally fit. The film is incredibly re-watchable, I've seen it three times in the theatre and it was immensely fun and enjoyable each and every time, it might have gotten even better after each viewing.
The best compliment this movie could get is that it felt like Star Wars, and it was Star Wars. It revitalized a damaged series and made it vibrant and full of life again. In many ways this really was Star Wars(1977) in the best form possible, it (re)introduced this world to the people with (new) lovable characters fighting against an iconic (new) villain in a fun and adventurous movie.
I immensely loved this movie, I enjoyed every minute of it. It's not the next Empire, but it didn't need to be. I dare to say that Star Wars is back and this new film is perfect for the new and the older generation of fans.
Alan Wake (2010)
An astonishing psychological action-thriller:
An incredible game by Remedy. Truly a masterpiece: interesting and lovable characters, in the beginning the story could feel a little bit flat for some, but as the game goes on it gets more and more mysterious and intriguing. The writing is very clever, the gameplay is tight and smooth, the flashlight and shadow mechanics work and look like a dream, the flare gun and the flashbangs are badass and the graphics are gorgeous. The mood and setting is similar to those in Stephen King novels or the Twin Peaks and The Twilight Zone series. The episodic chapters of the game are made to feel like you're watching/playing a TV show and the soundtrack composed by Petri Alanko is remarkable and very beautiful. It's intriguing with an eerie atmosphere. After it ends you just want to play more. I'm really hoping for a sequel. It's my all time favourite game. For me it's a 10/10. Definitely a must-buy.