Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the next instalment in the franchise. Veterans Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher return. New stars include John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Daisy Ridler as Rey.
The film starts with a search for Luke Skywalker whose gone missing. The First Order has arisen from the ashes of the Empire and they are taking over the galaxy. In a bid to stop them Princess Leia (Fisher), now General, has dispatched her top operative to track Luke down. As the last Jedi, he is the only one who can save the universe.
However her agent; Poe is discovered shortly after his arrival on Jakku and must store the map he’s been given in his little droid BB8. BB8 escapes as Poe is arrested.
The village square is full of captives. One Stormtrooper seems to not want to blast the innocent people.
Later, he pulls of his helmet and knows he cannot follow the First Order knowing they are wrong. This trooper becomes Finn and rescues Poe from the Star Destroyer. The main villain is Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). He chats to Darth Vader’s old mask somehow salvaged from Endor. He has to contend with General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) as a fellow senior leader and they take orders from Supreme Leader Snook (Andy Serkis). Who or what Snook is remains a mystery but he’s the cause of the First Order.
The First Order have a new terrible weapon, an entire planet is like a Death Star capable of blowing other planets up. Corsucant is destroyed to send a message they are unstoppable.
On Jakku, a desert world littered with old Empire machines left abandoned. BB8 is rescued by Rey who takes him under her wing. She could sell him for extra rations, but she resists the deal. The trader though wants BB8 and a fight breaks out. Finn and Poe have crash-landed on Jakku, Poe is nowhere to be seen so Finn is on his own. He tries to help Rey but BB8 spots Finn is wearing Poe’s jacket.
As the First Order get involved in the spiralling fight, Finn and Rey join together as she thinks he’s a top agent in the Rebellion. Finn does not correct her. They escape on a very well known craft – the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!
From here they will be tested, they must stop the planet destruction and save the universe and discover what their destinies are. They’ll get help from old hands Han Solo and Chewbacca but have to face off against Kylo Ren in the ultimate showdown!
This movie has everything, it’s a great extension to the Star Wars movie franchise. I’m so glad some of the original stars were there and there are plenty of faces to spot! The new characters bring a new edge.
The Millennium Falcon is still the best spacecraft in the universe and there’s a lot of fun along the way. BB8 continues the adorable droid theme and I’m sure everyone will want one of their own!
10/10 from me.
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Trailer reproduced from Star Wars.
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