Star Wars: The Force Awakens  (2015)

8.1 / 10

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Country United States

Genre Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Storyline

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. Written by Noah White

Keywords: female protagonist, outer space, father son relationship, patricide, droid

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Cast

Alec Guinness Alec Guinness Obi-WanKenobi(voice)(archivefootage)(uncredited)
Harrison Ford Harrison Ford HanSolo
George Lucas George Lucas
Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor Obi-WanKenobi(voice)(uncredited)
Anthony Daniels Anthony Daniels C-3PO
Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher PrincessLeia
Mark Hamill Mark Hamill LukeSkywalker
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Film of the week: Star Wars The Force Awakens
Spoiler alert: this review outlines plot points including the last scene of the film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens gives the legions of fans of the franchise what they want – exactly what they want, in so far as anyone can be certain, and a lot of it. The J.J. Abrams-directed seventh entry in the franchise, the first part of a new sequel trilogy, contains a great deal that is familiar from George Lucas’s foundational 1977 text A New Hope. Once again the key character is an orphaned youth living on a backwater desert planet who is suddenly thrust...

Source: Sight & Sound

Author: Nick Pinkerton

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Plot

Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed. With the support of the REPUBLIC, General Leia Organa leads a brave RESISTANCE. She is desperate to find her brother Luke and gain his help in restoring peace and justice to the galaxy. Leia has sent her most daring pilot on a secret mission to Jakku, where an old ally has discovered a clue to Lukes whereabouts.

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Languages: English

Release Date: 14 Dec 2015 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK See more