Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015): It’s the third time I’ve watched this entry into the world’s greatest nerf herding saga; I just wanted to see how it stacked up next to Rogue One, which I caught a week or so earlier. I’m undecided as to which of the two is the better film, but hey, it’s OK, I’ve realised that I don’t actually need to have an opinion on the matter. I like them both for different reasons, though the usual caveat applies to such statements: if you branded a glitter-strewn dog turd in a polystyrene cup with the Star Wars logo and cranked out a blast of John Williams’s durrr-durrr-duh-duh-duh-durrrrr-durrrrr while I stared at it for two hours straight, then I’d probably enjoy that experience too. (****)