The Stormtrooper Paradox

The Force Awakens (2015) does what no other movie in the long-running Star Wars franchise has done before—it humanizes Stormtroopers. In this video essay, Pop Culture Detectives explores the rather profound implications this shift has for the rest of the Star Wars cinematic universe.

 


Harrison Ford


Episode VII: The Force Awakens


Star Wars Saga


J.J. Abrams


Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens