Finally … FINALLY, we are able to talk about J.J. Abrams’ latest movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Granted, we only saw it for the first time a few days ago, but sitting on those spoilers and steering clear of plot details has been about as difficult as completing the Kessel run in 12 parsecs. Still, not everyone has seen The Force Awakens yet, so if you happened to stumble into this article on accident…

This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you want to read our spoiler-free review, click here. The rest of you, read on… but know that you have been warned.

So, as we have said in our Star Wars review, and in my recent column, The Force Awakens does a lot to recapture the magic of the Original Trilogy. And one major way that Abrams accomplishes this is by injecting humor throughout his film. Star Wars is funny again, which helps the whole movie move at a spirited pace. We wanted to single out our favorite funny moments. Which was your favorite? What did we forget?

Poe Dameron
Poe Dameron zings Kylo Ren
This interaction was the first indication that I’d love The Force Awakens. Captured and dragged to face his enemy, brash pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) stares into the black mask of Kylo Ren. After a beat of silence, he cockily ribs the villain with, "Are you talking first? Or am I? Who’s supposed to talk first?" It’s a verbal middle finger, a sign that Ren doesn’t intimidate Poe one bit. And with a few lines, Abrams lets fans know that the humor in The Force Awakens will be different than the slapsticky prequels. In other words, it will be better.

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