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NYT Star Wars The Force Awakens

NYT, Manohla Dargis

The big news about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is — spoiler alert — that it’s good!


J. J. Abrams, the director of “The Force Awakens,” may not have the makings of a god or an empire builder like George Lucas, but he turns out to be what this stagnant franchise needs: a “Star Wars” superfan and pop culture savant.


I agree that J.J. Abrams was needed to start Star Wars over again. Now let’s see where Rian Johnson takes what Abrams started in episode 8.


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