Arnon Grunberg



A friend alerted me to this review by Anthony Lane in The New Yorker. The friend is a fan, of Star Wars, not of Anthony Lane, but one has to say, Mr. Lane has a good sense of humor:

'“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is, as the title suggests, aimed squarely at anyone who was worried that the Force was asleep on the job. Not that you can blame it for dozing off. One virtue of the new film is that it encourages viewers to ask afresh: What is the Force, exactly? I always assumed it was something that George Lucas dreamed up after too many Tolkien-themed parties at U.S.C. Like the One Ring, the Force can be wielded for both good and evil ends, but then so can a set of screwdrivers.'

Read the article here.

The force, any force, can be compared to a set of screwdrivers. That to me is one of the lessons of this movie and/or of the review. If you don't feel the force inside you buy a set of screwdrivers.

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