Do You Like Star Wars Episode VII‘s New Title, “The Force Awakens”?


The first film in each trilogy so far has been three words, but this is the first one to use a verb – the other two have been article-adjective-noun, then the second involves an active assault of some kind, and the third is [comeback]of the [previously defeated side].

So the pattern isn’t perfect, and the OCD in me would like it to be – however, it rolls off the tongue far better than The Phantom Menace did, and it’s tailor-made for the inevitable Pepsi/Starbucks tie-ins. “Awaken YOUR Force with our Tatooine vanilla latte double-shot!” “It’s new Mountain Dew: EXTREME Force Awakening!”

You know it’s coming. They should pay me for those now.