movies, pop culture

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars The Force Awakens poster

I never watched any of Star Wars as a kid, so I’m minimally invested in the movies, the overarching storylines, and the whole universe in general. (Honestly, I’m more of a Star Trek person, which probably isn’t surprising if you know about me & politics. We’re BFFs. I also really love Firefly and Battlestar Galactica)

Still, I love big giant space-y action movies, so I knew I’d see The Force Awakens in the theater for sure. And WOW. Totally loved it.


  1. It’s entertaining, from start to finish! And big, epic action movies miss that sometimes these days by adding about 45-minutes too much at the end for one giant fight scene that makes me zone out.
  2. There are entire scenes featuring a tough and caring woman, a heroic black man, (plus a cute droid) and that’s it? YES.
  3. And when Rey fires up that lightsaber for the first time? 😭🙌❤️
    HERE FOR IT. This matters. I’m so happy for little girls and would’ve loved to see that when I was a little girl myself.

I’m hearing people who are really into Star Wars and others who are more like me are loving it too, so if you’re on the fence, I’d say give it a try! I’d love to watch it again! 😀

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