Jeebus it’s dueling franchises today as the actual title of Star Wars Vii, the very first SEQUEL was released. And it’s…



OR SW:TFA as we will all call it, because “The Force Awakens” is a horrible title.

It’s awful.

“Man, remember the closing scene in The Force Awakens? It was RADICAL.”

It should have been called RISING FORCE. Everyone would like to say that!

“What are you doing this weekend, dude?”

“Going to see Rising Force again!!!”

Possible plot lines? The force may awaken in youngsters or oldsters. Or Han Solo, who is battling broken leg and has trouble standing up let alone awakening.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens on December 18th, 2015, a year and a day later than THE HOBBIT THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES, so we’ll have some continuity there. It stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie, along with returning stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Warwick Davis.


  1. See, I think that the name is appropriately cheesy. (But cheesy nonetheless.) ALL of the Star Wars titles have had that 1930s, Buster-Crabbe-as-Flash-Gordon feel, and that’s been an intentional callback to the types of films that inspired the franchise.

    “Rising Force” is so 1990s Marvel…

  2. Yeah, cheesy titles are thoroughly engrained in the series. I mean, it’s called “Star Wars” after all!

    I remember how much everyone hated the titles “The Phantom Menace” and “Attack of the Clones” when they were announced, but at least they gave you some sense of what the movie was going to be about (though knowing they would be about young Darth Vader and the rise of the Empire helped) This could be about anything.

    But let’s face it: it’s the first new live-action Star Wars in ten years, and the first time the original cast has been together in a Star Wars film in thirty. They could call it “Star Wars VII: The Search For More Money” and we’d still be lining up to see it opening weekend.

Comments are closed.