What did you think of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? While you consider that, sample the opinions of four people we gathered up for a “Force Awakens” podcast roundtable:
- Rick Bentley, Bee film critic and unabashed “Star Wars” aficionado who has had a front-row seat for most of Disney’s hype (and ultra-secrecy) for “Force Awakens.”
- Bryan Harley, a media production whiz at Fresno’s CMAC. His “Star Wars” bonavides are better seen in his personal production project, Dumb Drum, which creates, among other things, lovingly low-budget tributes to films and movie trailers. Dumb Drum so-called swede of a “Force Awakens” trailer earned him and some cohorts a spot on “Good Morning, America.”
- Kenny Lewis and Matt Lloyd, The Bee’s night news editor and sports editor, respectively. Kenny and Matt, Force love ‘em, subjected themselves to an 18-hour “Star Wars” marathon at a local theater. All seven episodes, back to back to back etc., with 15-minutes breaks between. Yow.
The chat kicks off above, as everyone gives an overall impression. In this next clip, they talk about what "The Force Awakens" sets up for the rest of the third trilogy.
One of the many things our quartet enjoyed about "The Force Awakens" was how it meshed old and new.
Next: Huzzahs for Daisy Ridley and portrayal in Rey in her first big film role. Where can she go from here?
Bentley enjoyed the movie, sure. But here he reveals a few things that annoyed him.