Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Rating = C+

As the Boston Globe critic said, this is more like a remake of the original Star Wars movie than a reboot of the franchise. It is fun to see the new vehicles, the new aliens, the original characters (both human and robotic), and the new leading woman (she is more interesting than the new leading man). However, much too much time is spent on battles (slow, noisy, and boring), and the 3D is not very effective (when nothing else is happening that is 3D-able, there are embers from the burning post-battle stuff floating out in space between the screen and the viewer).

[2016-01-05, Regal Cinema Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis, MA]