10 Reasons Why Star Wars: The Force Awakens Easily Outdoes The Prequels

10) The Dialogue


OK, so The Force Awakens isn’t about to win any awards for its words. This isn’t Aaron Sorkin-level wordsmithery, and there are passages – such as the scene when Han and Leia first reconnect – that can feel overly-expositional and clunky. But if the criteria is to beat the prequels, then – in dialogue terms – Episode VII has no trouble coming out on top.

Obviously that wasn’t going to be very difficult, especially when you have Lucas’ notorious direlogue to contend with (choice quote: “It is only natural. He cut off your arm, and you wanted revenge.”) But for all The Force Awakens‘ less impressive lines, it has many more memorable ones.

Check out some of our favorites below:

  • “There has been an awakening – have you felt it?”
  • “I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people.”
  • “Chewie…we’re home.”

Mark my words, each of those and more will now enter into Star Wars legend and be quoted by fans for years, even decades to come.