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I had the incredible pleasure of seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens yesterday. We have tickets for tomorrow night, but I was given the chance to attend an early press screening to share a bit with you today! I will not be spoiling ANY part of the movie but if you want to go in not hearing ANY news or thoughts don’t read any further. If you have some questions on whether or not to take your kids, keep reading, I’ll try to give some thoughts that might help.
The film was beautifully done. It’s hard to explain but it felt much like the originals in color or videography (I’m not sure how to describe it) but it was a bit cleaner or clearer if that makes sense. Without giving anything away… I loved it! It was better than the prequels in my opinion.
Now about the kids – if you think they could watch any of the previous films in the theater than they should be fine with this one. Obviously our kids didn’t see these in theaters but if you think about how they’d feel watching them on the big screen with loud music and possibly 3D then you should have a good idea of how they’d do in this one. I don’t think there are any more (or worse) violent or intense scenes than you’d see in say, Revenge of the Sith.
I love the new characters as much as the old ones and think that JJ Abrams did an incredible job with the film. I can’t imagine the immense pressure and high expectations he must have been up against.
If you love Star Wars plan on seeing it more than once. I am SO excited that we have tickets for Thursday and then we’re seeing it again on Tuesday. There is plenty I want to see again and new details I want to take in. I know my kids (11 & 13) are going to LOVE it.
Let me know if you have any questions! If the answer requires any spoilers I’ll email you. Maybe I’ll come back in next week and give more thoughts but wanted to leave any details out so that you can enjoy the movie like I did! I will say that I wish it would have been longer (more on that later).
*Edited to add – as far as bad words, some friends caught “damn it” and “hell” but they were only said twice.