5 Things You Didn’t Know About Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Movie Monday

Hey Guys,

I thought for this Movie Monday I would show you 5 things that you may have missed if you have seen the latest Star Wars Movie. Perhaps if you’re a die hard fan, you probably already know them right?

1) James Bond Was A Stormtrooper!

Yes that’s right! Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, sort of makes an appearance in The Force Awakens as the Storm Trooper who Rey manages to first use her Jedi Mind trick on. Oh and you will never guess what his name was! JB-007!

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2) Some Familiar Voices Return

When Rey picks up the Lightsaber originally owned by Luke Skywalker, she hears voices. Do you know whose voices they actually are? Ewan Mcgregor, a young Obi Wan, as well as Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda. They both recorded new lines to be added to the movie. Also, Alec Guinness, the original Obi Wan also has a line but as he wasn’t around to record new lines, they used a phrase he said in A New Hope, mainly of the word ‘Afraid’, and made it sound like he was saying ‘Rey’. #MINDBLOWN

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3) FN-2187?

Finn, the Stormtrooper turned allie, originally had the name FN-2187. This is actually a reference to the cell block where Leia was imprisoned in the first movie, A New Hope. Cool right?

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4) Let’s Play Chess

A Chess game, otherwise known as Dejarik, was found on the Millennium Falcon by Rey and Finn when they first enter. It is the same game that was being played between C-3PO and Chewbacca in the original movies.

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5) Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Is A Rebel!

Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter is seen in several scenes, as part of the Rebel Alliance. Not just that, but she is totally going for the full Princess Leia look, with those classic hair buns. Following in her mother’s footsteps there.

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Have you seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens Yet? If not, you should check out my review HERE!

Lonely Girl x


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Movie Monday – ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review

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As part of my families yearly tradition to go to the Cinema on New Years Eve, me and my mom went to see not just mine, but many other people’s most anticipated movie of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

As soon as the opening titles began rolling, and the theme tune to the movie came on, my excitement was beyond my control. It felt just like the first time I actually watched any of the movies, and the moment I knew that I was completely in love with the franchise.

I went into the movie having already made certain expectations about how I think it will go. I knew it would be good, but never thought that it would be anywhere near as good as it actually ended up being. Don’t get me wrong, it is definitely not on the same par and level as episodes 4, 5 and 6, but let’s be honest, nothing could be, it is still a lot better than the prequels could ever be.

Something I really loved about this movie, was how we get the chance to meet with some old and well loved friend’s as well as some newer faces. This along with some very familiar elements which were added to the story line, really evoked the feeling of nostalgia. This is great for fans of the franchise, as it let’s the movies all come together as one true story which all flow into each other well. Also, it adds more depth to what we already know, and hints to what might be to come.

Our two leads, Rey and Finn, made for a great new edition to the movies, and to me, seemed like a mixture of many previous characters all put together. For example, Rey reminded me very much of Luke Skywalker when he was younger, however, later on in the movie it becomes evident as to why. Anyway, the chemistry between the two of them was awesome to see and made for a much more enjoyable performance, as their friendship seemed real.

The action within the movie was executed so well, and really stuck to the style of the franchise. The effects and the dialogue used fit these moments almost perfectly.

It was AWESOME! Even my mom ended up enjoying it, and that is really saying something.

With appearances from the likes of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and even Mark Hamill, as well as a few twists that may have you on the edge of your seat, or even possibly break you a little, this is a movie not to miss.

(This was originally posted on my other blog, however I have decided to put them all on this one so it is easier for me)

Quote Of The Day

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

  • Yoda