Cole Smithey’s Movie Week: Star Wars Deserves This Review

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The fanboy circle-scream is over. Check out Cole’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” review.

aNewDomaincole-smithey top movies of 2015 Here’s the problem with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Rejiggering the same formulaic storyline results in an awkward cast of bland character prototypes reused though another sluggish round of children’s soap opera cinema parading as sci-fi.

This, unfortunately, is not the science fiction of social satire that Paul Verhoeven or Neil Blomkamp bring to the sci-fi genre.

Now that the fanboy circle-scream is over, here is the review that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” deserves. Check out my video review below.

For aNewDomain, I’m Cole Smithey.


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Based in New York, Cole Smithey is the coolest film reviewer in the world. He's also our film reviewer here at aNewDomain and our sister pub,

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  • I have no idea what Smithy is talking about. I’ve seen the movie twice and enjoyed it both time, a lot. Not one of his lambasts is true. And I am not a Star Wars fanboi.

    He does note that the natural path of a romance between the two juvenile roles doesn’t emerge, and I was disappointed that the girl and the guy did not get to the clinch, as seemed to be where that was going. I have a feeling, knowing how Hollywood bigwigs think, that they may have held back on the fear that cross-racial romance would play badly in some of the foreign markets that generate so much revenue for international hits like this one; they may be right — there is a lot of racism around the world — but it is still disappointing. Maybe the irresistable romance will emerge in the followup movie. I can only hope.