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Rating: 7 stars

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Seen on: 01/28/2017, 01/10/2017, 04/10/2016, 12/25/2015 (rewatch)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Directed by J.J. Abrams

Science Fiction | Fantasy | Adventure

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Overview

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

Rated PG-13 | Length 136 minutes

Actors

Samuel Witwer | John Boyega | Kevin Smith | Orly Schuchmacher | Mark Dodson | Karen Huie | Patrick Correll | Fred Tatasciore | Verona Blue | Robert Stambler | Devon Libran | Michael Donovan | James Arnold Taylor | Matthew Wood | Catherine Taber | Tom Kane | Kate Fleetwood | Cecep Arif Rahman | Brian Herring | Dave Chapman | Erik Bauersfeld | Victor McGuire | Judah Friedlander | Miltos Yerolemou | Sasha Frost | Ben Schwartz | Bill Hader | Alec Guinness | Frank Oz | Ewan McGregor | Mark Stanley | Hannah John-Kamen | Dixie Arnold | Pip Andersen | Nigel Godrich | Michael Giacchino | Daniel Craig | Thomas Brodie-Sangster | James McArdle | Stefan Grube | Tosin Cole | Morgan Dameron | Jim McGrath | Gerald W. Abrams | Claudia Sermbezis | Jeffery Kissoon | Philicia Saunders | Leanne Best | Crystal Clarke | Jessica Henwick | Mike Quinn | Tim Rose | Harriet Walter | Anna Brewster | Iko Uwais | Warwick Davis | Maisie Richardson-Sellers | Sebastian Armesto | Yayan Ruhian | Brian Vernel | Emun Elliott | Rocky Marshall | Andrew Jack | Pip Torrens | Kiran Shah | Ken Leung | Greg Grunberg | Billie Lourd | Kenny Baker | Simon Pegg | Gwendoline Christie | Ian Whyte | Joonas Suotamo | Cailey Fleming | Peter Mayhew | Max von Sydow | Anthony Daniels | Domhnall Gleeson | Andy Serkis | Saara Forsberg | Mark Hamill | Lupita Nyong'o | Carrie Fisher | Oscar Isaac | Harrison Ford | Adam Driver | Daisy Ridley

Viewing Notes

A very solid, capable return to the franchise that restored a lot of the fun and adventure that seemed to be missing from the trio of prequels. That said, the inability to break free from the same formula as the original Star Wars bugged me. The over-reliance on past characters also dragged it down a bit.

I’m definitely invested in the new characters though, and interested to see where the story goes from here.

All-in-all, a fun adventure that took me back a bit. Glad to see this in theaters but sad that it takes something like this to get the average movie watcher off their couches and into theaters.

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