Movie Critic: Adenla Adeniji
Movie genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Opening Date: December 18, 2015
Director: J.J Abrams
Movie title: Star Wars VII- The Force Awakens
Ontario Movie Rating : PG
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
General age of people in theatre: ages 5 to 55
|The Force Awakens, the latest release of the Star Wars series had no presence of Tobacco.
The movie takes place 30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire. Rey a scavenger on the planet Jakku happens to find a BB-8 droid carrying vital information on the whereabouts of long lost Master Luke. With the help of an ex-Stormtrooper Fin, legendary Han Solo and his companion Chewy they make their way through the galaxy in order to safely deliver the droid to the Resistance. However on their way are faced with a series of challenges enforced by the First Order and their Leader Kylo Ken.
As an individual who had never watched any of the star wars movies prior to episode VII, I must say going to see this movie has encouraged me to watch the entire Star Wars saga. The movie was filled with non-stop action leaving you at the edge of your seat on countless occasions. It was comprehendible and enjoyable even for someone like myself with very little knowledge of the main characters. I cannot pinpoint any aspect of the movie that I did not like and would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who loves science fiction, adventure and action films.
Despite the fact that previous movies had scenes displaying tobacco use (Episode IV for instance), there was no presence of tobacco in latest movie. The lack of tobacco use did not affect the plot nor did it make the characters appear less believable or realistic which allowed the film to maintain high standards. In fact, not having tobacco present was a form of action taken by Disney against the tobacco industry. Accepting the direct influence smoking has on youth through popular media, tv shows and movies, Disney has prohibited their youth-targeted movies from depicting characters who smoke. Today, the affirmative action against the tobacco industry in shielding children (replacement smokers) from tobacco exposure extends across the board of Marvel, Pixar and all Lucas films.