Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about to hit the theatres, fans of the storied galactic saga are eagerly awaiting the release of J.J. Abrams’ movie. But will The Force Awakens be a great Star Wars movie, perhaps surpassing the 1980 classic The Empire Strikes Back?
There’s no doubt that director J.J. Abrams and his team at Lucasfilm are a talented group of filmmakers, and given that the director’s earlier Star Trek movies were superb box office hits, fans certainly have high hopes for the upcoming The Force Awakens. Here follow 5 reasons why The Force Awakens could be the best Star Wars movie ever made.
5. Luke Skywalker’s secret
Perhaps the most glaring omission from the movie’s promotional materials is the character of Luke Skywalker, who was the hero in George Lucas’ original trilogy. He could be heard musing “the Force is strong in my family” in an early trailer, but his hooded figure has been kept under wraps since then.
So will The Force Awakens reveal a secret related to Mark Hamill’s character? An earlier Star Wars movie like 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back had a stunning revelation near the end, and Luke Skywalker’s absence from the movie’s promotional materials is a hint that viewers will learn something new about Luke in The Force Awakens. Is he still a pious servant of the light, or did his gruelling lightsaber duels with Darth Vader turn him inside out? This will be revealed when the movie debuts in December, although hopefully the plot will be great throughout and keep viewers hooked until the movie’s secrets come to light…