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Why does Rey know how to use the Force so easily?

Note: If you haven't see Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, I suggest you stop reading now if you're the type of person who doesn't want to read spoilers.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens the main protagonist is a woman named Rey. She lives on the planet Jakku and eeks out a living by scavenging materials from downed ships from way back during the Battle of Jakku. During the course of the movie, Rey "suddenly" discovers she can use the Force. From that point forward, she rapidly picks up how to use the Force to manipulate a person's actions, move objects, and wield a lightsaber.

For some people, this all became quite unbelievable. They think back to Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker. Both needed a lot of training to achieve the abilities they had in the Force. Rey seemingly is a savant. Seeing this, some are reacting in a negative way, saying it is unrealistic with the Star Wars universe and what they know about it.

But that just means they aren't looking at…

7 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Predictions

I haven't posted here in a while ... in fact, you could say I haven't posted anything on my blog for "a long time ago in a cyber-galaxy far far away".

Sure, I may not be writing any blog posts or stories right now, but that doesn't mean I don't have anything important to say, especially about the upcoming release of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens next week.

I've been doing all I can to avoid spoilers for the movie. In fact, come this Friday, I plan on going dark. No, not The Dark Side, but dark in regards to using the Internet. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Google Now, Feedly, and whatever other social network/web service that might accidentally tell me something from the movie. It's a no-brainer that in this final week as the premiere happens and the movie releases around the world that spoilers will get out there.

But before they do, I thought I'd used my little time capsule here to document some things I expect from the movie. The…