Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
The similarities between A New Hope and The Force Awakens, and why it works
Any genuine Star Wars fan cannot deny how closely the plot of The Force Awakens resembles that of A New Hope. Fans have generally had mixed feelings about this idea, but there are points to be made in the reasons as to why they’re so comparable. Just because they have similar plot points does not make The Force Awakens just a re-hash; in fact, The Force Awakens is as every bit as strong as any other Star Wars movie. Any comparable aspect of The Force Awakens has a reason behind it, and that’s why people can’t say that it’s just a remake of A New Hope.