Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakened is a new comedy film directed by none other than Star Wars legend George Lucas. In an intriguing fantasy tale, Maggie becomes an unlikely central character in the Star Wars universe. Now, the happily married Maggie (Simpson) lives a solitary life as she tries to get by in her small New Zealand town. But when an old book suddenly falls from her shelf, it contains an ancient manuscript written in Galactic Basic. This manuscript has been translated into the language of the Outer Rim planet of Alderon and is being used by the Rebel Alliance. When Maggie's best friend decides to read the document for an unsuspecting fellow student, he realizes the shocking depth of the knowledge contained within.
The Force Awakened follows the exploits of Maggie as she interacts with those who live and work on the remote planet of Alderon. At first she is unsure of her own abilities, but she is soon able to use the Force to bring herself back into a coma and communicate with Padawans living on the Alderon colony. Along the way she also becomes involved in the politics and conflicts that occur on the planet. As the movie progresses, we see the back story of Maggie's ties to both the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Republic.
The story and acting are both engaging. Simpson's style of physical comedy is present throughout the movie, which owes a lot to the talent of comedian John Bon Jovi. His presence is felt in the scenes where Maggie uses the Force to solve problems. In one scene, she even pushes a slug into a wall. That's only one example, but the humor is consistent. There aren't any continuity errors, either.
Maggie is played by Maggie Simpson, who is best known for her role on The Simpsons. However, The Force Awakened gave her another chance to shine, playing an important role in one of the most talked about movies of all time. Her presence is a welcome change, since Star Wars has been without a strong female protagonist (Leia in The Phantom Menace aside) for decades. She is introduced into the Star Wars universe, and given a unique opportunity to develop her Force powers.
The story is told through flashbacks, and the events happened in the past as Maggie is growing up on Alderon. We learn that she was orphaned at a very young age, and that she was a beloved family pet. This is what provides the most emotional connection with her character, as she is taken under the care of her foster-father, Jax. Their relationship is complicated, but it never descends to violence. It's a relationship that evolves due to the many changes Maggie goes through during the movie.
Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakeneds is one of the best examples of how a lead character can be explored through the characters' pasts. She is given plenty of opportunities to explore those events, and her character becomes a much more interesting and well-developed character than she was in previous films. There's plenty of humor throughout the film, especially between Simpson's parents, but it never descends to cheap humor. Instead, the comedy works within the context of the story, and it's always handled with the right level of depth. In short, The Force Awakeneds is a fun and successful movie.