Star Wars: The Force Awakens

{4.5/5} “You will remove these restraints and leave this cell with the door open.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released in 2015

Rey is a scavenger eking out a living on Jakku. Finn is a stormtrooper in the First Order, who lands on Jakku with his unit but then decides to defect. BB-8 is a droid who has a map to Luke Skywalker, who disappeared some time ago. When these three run into Han Solo and Chewbacca, they’re in for an adventure.

The story takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi.

It’s funny, and visually stunning. The characters, both new and old, feel real.

If you’re expecting the movie to be about your favourite characters from the original trilogy, you might be a bit disappointed. But if you allow for the possibility that new characters might be interesting too, you’ll be rewarded.

I enjoyed it a lot. The only problem I had was that some aspects were a bit too reminiscent of other movies in the series.

Stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. Directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness).

The music by John Williams is great — I particularly like “Rey’s Theme.” On the other hand, the soundtrack is slightly less thrilling than previous installments.

Here is what I thought about the previous Star Wars movies.

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