Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The new “Star Wars” to assault the planet – The Obs

Paris (AFP) – From Europe to South Africa, via London, where Nelson’s Column was lit in the colors of a lightsaber, the new “Star Wars” was released Wednesday in a fortnight countries applauded by fans of the saga who were waiting for ten years.

“The magic happens,” enthused Sébastien Guillemot, 40, sporting a hat and a Shirt “Star Wars” came to attend one of the first screenings of “The Force Wake” at the Grand Rex, legendary Parisian cinema.

Thousands of fans, some dressed, flocked soon the morning in the rooms, baited by the unprecedented buzz orchestrated by Disney around the seventh episode.

In London, the creator of the saga, George Lucas, welcomed at a ceremony at the eve of the film’s release in Britain, “the most important first for 40 years.” And during the question session in Parliament, Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed a movie “made in Britain and shows the strength of British cinema”.

In Brussels, fans gathered outside a large cinema in the city, many of whom had seen the previous episodes in the tapes of their parents or even their grandparents, were sometimes wary. “I tell myself that it will be zero. It is better to prepare for the worst,” joked Joseph, 18, wearing a Darth Vader mask, which like its buddies strives for days to avoid social networks that might “spoiler” (reveal) the story.

But at the exit, the reviews were enthusiastic. “It was even better than the last Star Wars + +. We had not seen Luke Skywalker long time, it was great to find him!” Cried Pontus Bergqvist, 21, dressed in a suit Jedi at the exit of a cinema in central Stockholm

“Star Wars: The Force Wake.” surged early in the morning in France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Italy, Switzerland and South Africa. It will be released on Friday in the US.

In Paris, the film had attracted more than 16,000 spectators at 3:00 p.m., the fourth best start for a film since at least 2001, after the last James Bond ” 007 Spectre “according to CBO Box Office.

Some wealthy American fans, unable to wait until Friday, have even crossed the Atlantic to see the movie, disbursing up to 5,000 dollars (4,500 euros) .

“All fans as we await this film for ten years, then yes, of course it’s worth the trip,” he assured Matthew Skinner, 32, just arrived from New York.

Hosted by the often enthusiastic reviews, the new installment of the cult saga, signed JJ Abrams, is “the movie that fans hoped,” said the British newspaper The Independent. It is “great,” added the French newspaper Le Figaro.

Some, however, have criticized his lack of audacity. It “fits perfectly with our expectations,” said the French weekly Le Point. It is “what makes it so disappointing”

-. Spaceships and lightsabers –

Multiplying nods to the original trilogy, output between 1977 and 1983, this 7th episode is very respectful of the worlds first “Star Wars”. One way, according to JJ Abrams, to “continue the legacy by taking basic”

mythical musical themes, lightsaber battles, lawsuits racing spaceships, monsters, robots. All ingredients made the worldwide success of the saga together.

“The Force Clock” starts 30 years after the end of episode six, “Return of the Jedi,” released in 1983. Luke Skywalker The last Jedi Master, disappeared. We must find him to save the galaxy from the evil First Order. . The Princess Leia, who leads the resistance, load Poe Dameron fighter pilot of the mission

This new album allows fans to find the legendary players of the original trilogy: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark . Hamill in the skin of the smuggler Han Solo, Princess Leia and the Jedi knight Luke Skywalker

Spectators also discover a new generation of characters: the plundering of wrecks Rey (Daisy Ridley), the one of the heroines of the film, the Finn soldier (John Boyega), the villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) or the new BB-8 robot.

The script for this new installment had been protected as a secret State by Disney, which bought it three years ago the rights of the cult saga for more than 4 billion.

Its output, which should result in billions of dollars in revenues in entries and derivatives, has shattered records ticketing sites.

More than 500,000 tickets were sold in advance by France, never seen by Disney.


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