I LOVED the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I shed tears when I saw Han Solo back on the screen. I was so delighted. But after I left the theatre, I became a little concerned that the new JJ Abrams script might become Hunger Games: Star Wars Edition with the vindication of a “strong independent female character” at the expense of an amazing story arc.
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The genius of the original Trilogy was the fellowship of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Lando, C3P0, R2D2, et al. Lord of the Rings also rolls out well because of the amazing team upon which the narrative depends.
In this new film, however, I get the feeling that there isn’t a team – but only a “Katniss Everdeen, Divergent, Disney Princess Elsa Strong and Independent Female Character.” I really hope that this does not morph into Feminism meets the Force.
Hopefully I’m over reacting and Finn, Leia, Poe Dameron, and some other strong characters meld into the galactic team that we expect. Watch my video commentary and tell me if you share similar concerns?
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