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Unless you have been living on another planet you can’t help but be aware of the recent release of the seventh film in the Star Wars series, The Force Awakens. More to the point if you haven’t seen it, you must be pretty much in the minority as it seems that the USA has gone Star Wars crazy after what seemed to be an eternity since the previous film was released. It seems that from a marketing point, leaving your fans clamoring for more is the best way to go! If there was any doubt this film would not be a success, those fears were swiftly allayed when it took a staggering US$529m over its opening weekend!
So if you have seen the film, was it worth the wait? Do you think that Harrison Ford has withstood the passage of time well and do you think you could really have a Star Wars film without him? What about the special effects – weren’t they incredible and hasn’t CGI come a long way from when the first Star Wars Film, The Phantom Menace, was released?
And as for the financial aspect, well Avatar was the highest grossing film in the USA up until now having taken $760m over its lifetime – The Force Awakens has already surpassed that figure in under a month, also making it the fastest film ever to gross $1bn worldwide. Now that’s what we call impressive! So it can only be a matter of time before Disney and Lucas Films decide not if, but when the next film will be made don’t you think?
Now that has got to get everyone excited even before all the excitement of this film has died down. Perhaps the next question will be which new characters they will introduce. What did you think of the new ones in The Force Awakens – did you feel as if they fitted in well and did you like the cameo roles given to the likes of Princess Leia? Perhaps you feel it is time for a clean sweep?