Welcome back to our review of Marvel’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the monthly series where we completely pan the lack of originality. Marvel have done a great job at completely retelling the story that we saw in the movie, while cutting out crucial emotional and story beats that make the movie what it is.

We’re yet to find an issue where we think it benefits the story to have it adapted into a comic book. And it’s insulting to call it an adaptation – it’s a direct reiteration with no desire to explore new avenues. We all know the story, and if you don’t, you shouldn’t read this. We’re not going to give away the story to you, but we don’t want to give you a bad impression of the story. It’s good, but you’re better off watching the 2015 flick.

What part of the movie has been copied in issue #5? It starts off with Poe and Finn reconvening, Rey gets interrogated by Kylo Ren, and it ends with Han being killed by his own son. You can fill in the blanks, not that there’s much missing.

We’ve had enough of thinking about this book for this month. Sorry to be so negative, but we don’t know why Marvel continue with this series. Perhaps it’s because losers like us keep returning to just complain about it.

3.3 Pointless

Marvel's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation returns for an undeserving fifth issue. Yawn.

  • Direct retelling 2
  • Artwork 8
  • Lack of originality 1
  • Absense of emotion from movie 2

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