TRV Review: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Restored My Childhood


Star Wars The Force Awakens

For those of you to whom even the tiniest bit of information beyond “is it good?” will be anathema, there is a page break below. Use it at your own discretion.

If you want an absolutely spoiler-free review, I have one of those too. Ready?

Here it is:


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In a rare request, Disney has explicitly asked reviewers not to give away plot twists or spoilers. In an even rarer concession on my part, I have deemed it appropriate to keep secret someĀ things that are mentioned in the film’s first half hour, which would usually be completely fair game.

I do feel it’s okay to tell you stuff mentioned in the opening text crawl, though (and man, does that “Episode VII” text give goosebumps). It’s kind of important if we’re to talk about things at all, even in vague ways.

If you’re up for that, onward to the next page.

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About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist