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We just got home from seeing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and wanted to share my observations with you.

This post will be short so I don’t include any spoilers.

Two weeks ago, there was a post here asking the question “What if The Movie Sucks?” I’m happy to tell you that fear was unwarranted. I thoroughly enjoyed it the movie and cried nerd tears.

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When I wrote that post two weeks ago I explained that many Star Wars fans (including me) were hooked on the move ever since that second trailer which ends with Han Solo saying, “Chewy, we’re home.”

That line sums up the feeling of the movie. Unlike the prequels “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” feels like home, like it was connected to the first trilogy (episodes 4-6). The prequels never really felt as though they were comfortably connected to the Star Wars movies we loved.

Another concern of Star Wars nerds going into the movie was would the characters  from episodes 4-6 and the new characters fit together on screen.  Would the original characters seem like “window dressing” to the new characters  Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren? The movie equivalent of click bait. That was another unnecessary worry.

Both the old and the new fit together surprisingly well and both were essential for the plot to work.  By the way, that round droid in seen in the trailers, BB-8 is one of those new characters. BB-8 is not only cute, but has a range of emotions R2-D2 and C-3PO (who are also in the movie) never had.  Those emotions seem real, not “cartoonish” If I ever got a droid for myself, BB-8 is the one I want.

I’d better stop here to avoid spoiling the movie.  Allow me to conclude with– if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t walk–run and go see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Needless to say when you do you be like I am today, will be anxiously waiting for Episode 8 scheduled for release on May 26, 2017.

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