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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Reawakening the Star Wars Force

by: Allie Glaser

IMG_9497.JPGAfter buying Star Wars from George Lucas for 4 billion dollars, Disney has created the new Star Wars movie that was released December 18th.  Fans could pre-order their tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens online, and the movie smashed ticket records with over $100 million in pre sales.  However, for Disney, the biggest income wasn’t from the ticket sales but instead was from the merchandise.  It is predicted that Star Wars merchandise will generate up to $3 billion in sales in 2015 and up to $5 billion in the next year.

Many true Star Wars fans were skeptical about the movie because of the new owners and directors.  They feared that the movie would stray too far from the originals.  Disney also did an excellent job of hiding any details of the movie in all of the trailers, leading to more anticipation.  However, following the movie’s big opening night, there were an overwhelming amount of positive reviews.  Blogs and articles across the web were raving about the movie, saying that it took many familiar elements of the original films and mixed them together with new elements, making it an outstanding movie.

There were a few students from Little Chute who saw the movie and were thrilled with the outcome.  Jack Delvaux and Tony Schultz rated the movie a “perfect 5/7,” which doesn’t make a lot of sense but we are hoping it is positive, and claimed that it was a must see.  But there are no spoilers here; if you want to discover what all the hype is about, go out and buy your ticket today to see the world’s most talked about film.         

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