Star Wars: The Force Awakens is JJ Abrams Muzak masterpiece, a simple movie that plainly harkens back to George Lucas’ beginning. Elevator music generally contains highs and lows that do not distract the consumer but encourages them to fall deeper into buying goods. Abram’s Star Wars is all highs that lull the viewer into missing plot holes and contrivances. A watered down George Lucas rehash that is comfort food for the nerd soul. The film doesn’t challenge a viewer so much as it slips them into a nostalgic coma. Rob, Bill and Rocko attempt to rouse the audience from their slavish slumber. Surely the Force can withstand a critical eye. Or can it?
January 9, 2016