Star Wars: The Force Awakens ★★★★

This is probably my fourth watch of The Force Awakens and for some reason, something felt missing. I mean, I still enjoyed the film but the rewatch value doesn't quite hold the same mantle that the OT manage to do. And I'm trying to put my finger on what exactly it is but I think it probably has to do with the mise en scene. Lucas I always felt was fantastic with the widescreen aspect ratio whereas JJ's TV background still felt a little too present. JJ is better with his actors and gets stronger performances but in all the rushing, it lacks the step back, the grand, the timelessness, perhaps some of that old skool magic? But then, is that even possible to capture these days? I pondered that but then Stranger Things does a pretty damn good job...

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