star wars force awakens

By Derek Sante - Review Nation

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It is a very different galaxy than we last saw years ago in Return of the Jedi. The celebration of the rebels seems to have been premature as an Empire offshoot known as The First Order has moved into a seat of power. Heroes are missing, loved ones are separated and the galaxy far awar bubbles towards overflowing once again.

We find ourselves joining new and old friends on far away planets. Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is a rebel hot shot pilot with a vital mission, Rey (Daisy Ridley) is a young scavenger with a tough soul and a tender heart. Finn (John Boyega) is an ex-stormtrooper that understands right and wrong in a world filled with greys and darkness. Returning to revive the light side is Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca, Leia (Carrie Fisher) and more.

Together they fight for the light and the Jedi as the dark side encroaches with Destroyers, a masked villain named Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and a new evil master in Supreme Leader Snoke.

Creating this review was a bit tricky, so many thing are/or could be considered spoilers. Let me just say that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a tour de force for Disney and Director JJ Abrams. The heart and soul of what made the original special resides in this film. New talent combined with beloved characters drives the story and size of this universe. Much like Star Trek, JJ Abrams has given a reboot that will appease most fans of old and the next generation of sci-fi fanatics on the path to the enlightenment and the Box Office religion that is the Force.

So set coordinates for hyperspace, hold your breath for the title scroll and get ready to take the toy out of the package!

Grade: A
Running Time: 2h 16m

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