Every narrative film has to deal with suspension of disbelieve. We the viewers need, and want the films to seem real even though they are not. Dramatic films do this primarily with a compelling story and good acting. And comedic films almost don’t need to worry about this as long as they make laugh. […]
Oh my God, wow… WOW!
There’s, of course, so much more to say than that about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But first reactions do say a lot about a film. As the credits rolled the first words out of my mouth were essentially just lots of inarticulate exclamations. Then I called my Dad, our very own Retired Movie Critic, and repeated the exact same exclamations (especially when I learned he hadn’t gotten tickets to a show earlier than the 27th!). Why all these excessive emotions? Let’s talk about that.
” I need to science the shit out of this.”
“The future is scary.”