Emily Blevins, Entertainment Editor

A few weeks ago, millions of “Star War”s fans prepared for the very special premiere of the recently new movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Unlike many others, I am no super-fan of the movie series; however, I was invited to the first Thursday premiere in our area a few weeks ago and decided to attend. I felt that going into the movie with a non-biased perspective on it would be a cool experience and honestly I left the theater fairly impressed. Coming from someone who hasn’t really sat down and watched the full series itself, the movie was still very easy to get into. Some may think that without seeing each movie of the “Star Wars” series previous to this one, you would end up being at least slightly confused; however, I can’t say I would agree. In my opinion, the movie was produced in a way that provided a lot of balance for those who were super-fans and those who were not. I could tell from the beginning of the movie that it was starting back up right where the most recent movie had probably left off, yet throughout the movie there was definitely a new and refreshing plot line that did not rely on ideas from past movies of the series. One of my favorite aspects of the movie was the added bits of humor that were scattered throughout it. I felt like the humor really kept the movie from being boring or limited to viewers who lean more towards the action part of movies. Personally, a movie that is pure action and fighting can only keep me awake and focused for so long; however, adding a bit of modern humor to a film that is based on an older novel is really nice and keeps me interested as well. I am not the only one who was impressed with this film, as several different awards shows revealed similar feelings once the nominees’ lists were released. As far as the Academy Awards go, the movie actually received five different nominations for its specific show: “Best Achievement in Editing,” “Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score,” “Best Achievement in Sound Mixing,” “Best Achievement in Sound Editing,” and “Best Achievement in Visual Effects.” Therefore, without being said, I really would recommend going to see this movie if you get the chance. It’s a nice change in the usual romance, action, or comedy world of movies and will actually leave you anxious for the next movie from the series to come.