8 Problems Nobody Wants To Admit About Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Come on guys... it isn't perfect.

By now, most huge fans have to have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Barring any acts of god, all the people who were 100% excited about seeing the movie can't have helped themselves by this point. I'll wager that includes you, dear reader, as TFA continues to tear up box office records like no one's business. Because of these insane opening weekend audience viewing figures, we're seeing a huge discourse online and in our homes, offices, on public transport... While people for the most part have freakin' loved it, judging by the global reaction on the internet, we've all managed to agree what the obvious issues are with the movie. Its similarities to A New Hope, the over-reliance on mo-cap for Snoke and Maz Kanata, the disappearance of Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma for large chunks of the runtime (resulting in a severe lack of a badass moment for the latter). The list could go on. But whilst we can all agree (for the most part) on certain weaker elements of the film, there are a number of problems that folks out there on the interwebs either aren't facing up to, disagreeing with or flat-out denying. Let's take a look at some of these problems...


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