Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks My Heart

I feel the conflict within you.” – Luke Skywalker

Spoilers for The Force Awakens to follow.


The Star Wars saga is nothing if not the persistent struggle between the Light and Dark, good and evil, right and wrong. These are notions we can all relate to, which we all know is part of why Star Wars is such a phenomenon. But watching The Force Awakens, I was confronted with a new conflict: my needs/wants as a fan and my rejection of fan ownership.

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