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A premiere not so far far away

With the new Star Wars film, Episode VII: The Force Awakens set to descend upon us, it seemed fitting to take a look at the evolution of the epic franchise and the seventh instalment which is so highly anticipated.

Star Wars fans Since the original movie, Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977, the sci-fi epic has accumulated a fan base to rival most fan followings, even Beliebers! The political conflict, battle between good and evil and the distinct coming of age story captivated the world with its advance technological ideas and portrayal of other worlds and beings.

A far cry from the failure that director George Lucas, feared it would be (he bet Steven Spielberg that Close Encounters of the Third Kind would do better), Star Wars took the world by storm and continues to do so almost 40 years later with a now distinctly diverse cast and a storyline that as yet is still relatively unknown.

To what though, does Star Wars owe its success? Of course a dedicated fan base is always going to boost box office sales but more so, the fact that it is so adaptable as helped its rise to phenomenal status. Star Wars is not only for the generation who saw the original trilogy, (Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) but for the children who saw the millennial episodes: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 1999, 2002 and 2005 respectively. Now, the children and grandchildren of the previous generations are able to embark on a new Star Wars journey whether they have the previous knowledge or not.

Star Wars new cast  Of course if they don’t, they miss the nostalgic element of seeing Han  Solo and Princess Leia together after all these years, or how Chewy has  got on; but these are not prerequisites to falling in love with Star  Wars.

With the addition of new, young and talented actors like John Boyega   and Daisy Ridley, Episode VII is set to break all records. Despite some   minimal bad social media content from shall we say ignorant internet   trolls, Episode VII has pushed through any and all barriers in its way.   Not  that there were many once the mighty house of Disney took hold   of  the  rights!

Hold on to your chairs guys, because Episode VII: The Force Awakens  is  going to be a journey you will not want to miss if only to see if the  new  villain Kylo Ren will be more formidable than Darth Vader…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is at cinemas nationwide on December 17th

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