Why “The Force Awakens” is “My Star Wars”

I’m not sure that I would ever say that The Force Awakens is the best Star Wars film. I have my gripes with it – I know everybody does. This isn’t the place to recast all of those: it would be redundant, and I think films are meant to be enjoyed. I think Coop from Eleven Thirty-Eight put it well when he described the films as experiences rather than films. You don’t offer critiques of experiences, right? So, I would love to reflect, coming into Star Wars’s 40th year, on why The Force Awakens will always be “my” Star Wars.

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