The seventh Star Wars film officially has a name now — and the internet has a surprising amount to say about a subtitle.
Mostly, there are a lot of jokes out there. It's hard not to poke some fun at the title, which manages to be both grandiose and generic. If nothing else, "The Force Awakens" opens up the door for tons of puns about the Force being asleep. Sure, there is tons of hype about the new movie...along with cynicism about Star Wars as a money-making machine. But regardless of how you feel about the upcoming movie, one thing is clear: everyone is talking about it.
Here's some of what the internet had to say about The Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens? I have a good idea what that will mean story-wise, but... it just seems so vague.
— Whitney Drake (@whitneyd) November 6, 2014
Canonically speaking does the Force Awaken before it is Unleashed? Or vice versa?
— Chris Person (@Papapishu) November 6, 2014
The Force Awakens? That's what I yell every time I get an erection. Thanks guys please check out my tour dates.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 6, 2014
Episode VII: The Force Awakens Episode VIII: The Force Stares Blankly From a Window Episode IX: The Force Wonders When It All Went Wrong
— Shaun McInnis (@smcinnis) November 6, 2014
Star Wars: Whoa, I Just Had This Crazy Dream
— John Moe (@johnmoe) November 6, 2014
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Sees It Has Morning Lightsaber”
— Jason Sweeney (@sween) November 6, 2014
I liked the live album more. Star Wars: Force Comes Alive!
— Mike Garcia (@PanzerNinja) November 6, 2014
Quick, everyone dissect the Star Wars title as much as humanly possible for all potential hidden meanings.
— Chris Thilk (@ChrisThilk) November 6, 2014
just like 'oh, new star wars movie?' TIME TO WORKSHOP MY PUNS!
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) November 6, 2014
I mean really, they should have just called it: "Star Wars VII: The Search for More Money" and been done with it.
— Michael Letterle (@mletterle) November 6, 2014
STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Adrian Duenas (@FilmGeek19) November 6, 2014
"Star Trek Into Darkness" "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Abrams can't get enough vague, weak-ass subtitles. He still needs an "Origins."
— Chris Remo (@chrisremo) November 6, 2014
The Force Awakens is actually a pretty fitting name. I assume the people complaining about the name would have complained no matter what.
— Justin Watry (@JustinWatry) November 6, 2014
before we make fun of The Force Awakens let's remember that this year's biggest video game is called "Destiny"
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 6, 2014
The Force Awakens, remembers Jar Jar, hopes it was a bad dream.
— Phil Miller (@PhilipJEMiller) November 6, 2014
I reject snark. The Force Awakens is a pretty cool subtitle.
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) November 6, 2014
my god, people, just accept that the Force has been resting or something.
— CMRN KNZLMN (@ckunzelman) November 6, 2014
Leaked "Force Awakens" details: The first 10 minutes is just the Force hitting snooze and wearily laying there w/ a pillow over its head.
— J. Parish (@gamespite) November 6, 2014
Can already see the puns in The Force Awakens reviews:"The film never wakes up until the final act".."Actors are sleepwalking through roles"
— Emily Rogers (@Emi1yRogers) November 6, 2014
Star Wars Episode VII is called The Force Awakens. It must have fallen asleep watching The Phantom Menace.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) November 6, 2014
The Force Awakens...I don't know how to feel about this but whatever...HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE
— nohbrows (@nohbrows) November 6, 2014
I don't mind the Episode VII subtitle - "The Force Awakens" is simple & to the point. And, w the other titles, a natural progression.
— Tamara Brooks (@MisfitsTamara) November 6, 2014
If you ask me, they should've gone with The Force Rising: Revengeance
— Kirk Hamilton (@kirkhamilton) November 6, 2014
I usually don't tweet about Star Wars so I can keep my nerd bottled up but you know what guys, The Force Awakens is fine because - STAR WARS
— Jordie Bellaire (@whoajordie) November 6, 2014
The Force Awakens. The Force is always up. The Force never sleeps. The Force is the freaking Force.
— Ahmad (@KalEpic) November 6, 2014
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What about you, how did you react to the new name?