J.J. Abrams Awakens the Force

It's finally here; Star Wars has returned to the silver screen! The Force Awakens is breaking box-office records and pleasing fans worldwide, but did J.J. Abrams's love letter to fanboys rely too much on the original? And why has early critical praise turned into nitpicky condemnation of the movie's flaws?

Andrew and Steve join the Resistance and banter all about Episode 7, from the debuts of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac to a deliberation on the value of entertainment versus art. They also debate the death of a key character; did it live up to the hype? Find out in our latest episode of the In Reel Deep Podcast!

Theme music for this podcast is a sample of “The Outer Banks of Love” by Bruce H. McCosar, provided through Creative Commons. Don’t forget to subscribe to the In Reel Deep Podcast on iTunes!