Star Wars: the force awakens or revealing of something else?

WARNING: This review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens contains SPOILERS


Ever since I was a young lad, I have always adored Star Wars. Something about force-controlling and lightsaber-wielding knights just always appealed to me. As the years went on and the Star Wars franchise started to fade away like the introduction credits, I started to forget about all of the tales of droid and clone Empires which led massive wars against each other across galaxies. Nevertheless, Disney restarted the series by creating a new movie, The Force Awakens. If you have not seen it, you are definitely missing out as it is by far one of the best movies of the year. As I have seen it not just once but two times, I feel like I have encountered too many people who have told me the same exact thing: that the movie was the same as the first in the franchise, A New Hope where the young Luke Skywalker trains how to become a jedi under the council of Obi Wan Kenobi, a former jedi knight. Without getting into too much of the plot, basically both plots of each story include plans stolen by rebels to destroy a large space station that has the weapon capability to destroy planets while a young protagonist learns that they have the potential to become jedi knights right before their mentor is killed right before their eyes.

Person after person has spoken to me, saying that the new movie is simply a rip-off of the first movie. Though there are many plot similarities, I do not agree with this fact. Though it was a good movie, it was not meant to be a fantastic movie. As if a spark to a much larger fire of a plot, it was simply a catalyst for a set of much better movies which will endorse a much more original plot line. I can see where people are coming from when they say that the movie is a complete rip off of the first movie, but there are major differences, such as the fact that they changed the protagonist completely and killed off one of the most symbolic characters in the series. People must realize that the makers of Star Wars cannot simply create a new storyline and movie series, they must go back before they can go forward.