“The Force Awakens” era is here and millions of fans are ready to line up and see the new “Star Wars” movie this weekend.
The film is packed with action and interesting, new characters, while also not taking itself too seriously. Expect more witty humor than you are used to from the galaxy far, far away.
Without giving too much away, here are the top five moments and battles from the thrilling movie! Obviously, there will be some epic twists and reveals in this movie, which will not be in this story.
MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD
1 – The Opening Scene
The first scene shows just how ruthless the First Order, which rose from the ashes of the Empire, is in this movie. It also features some of the new names in “The Force Awakens,” including Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, who absolutely shines when he’s on-screen
Isaac is both witty and funny, while also being a key asset for the Resistance throughout.
After waiting more than a decade for a new “Star Wars” movie, the opening hits you hard and really sets up multiple storylines that will be relevant throughout the film.
2 – Return of the Millennium Falcon
Great to see the old girl back in action. The Falcon takes the sky again during a really intense scene and is actually piloted by someone new at first! (Don’t worry, Han and Chewy aren’t left out of all the action.)
The best parts are the old-fashioned dog fights the Falcon gets into with some First Order Tie fighters. The result is an action-packed shot, with an homage to the classic films.
3 – Meet Supreme Leader Snoke
Up until this point, we hadn’t seen or heard too much about Andy Serkis’ character. But when we first get to meet him, he’s intimidating to say the least. You have to see it for yourself, but the character is so mysterious and powerful, it leaves you wanting to know more about him. He’s also a different character, looks-wise, than we’ve seen in “Star Wars” to this point.
4 – Rey Takes on Kylo
Harrison Ford spilled the beans about this battle during a Twitter chat last week, but we had no idea how great this would be. It’s amazing and to see Rey, the scavenger, surprise everyone and fight the leader of the Knights of Ren. You have to see this to believe it.
Ford said it himself, “Fantastic visual storytelling.”
You really get to know these characters during this scene and the back and forth is incredible. It’s going to be one “Star Wars” fans will be talking about for years to come!
5 – The Final Scene
Much has been said about the final scene. We won’t tell you what it is, just that it’s as tear-jerking as it gets for “Star Wars” fans. The shot is breathtaking and it says so much without saying a whole lot.
Actor Patton Oswalt said it well, “And without spoiling it, I can say that #StarWarsForceAwakens has the BEST final shot of any Star Wars film. Wow.”
After a roller-coaster of a thrill ride for more than two hours, this scene is perfectly placed.