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Seen on: 12/18/2019, 01/07/2019, 12/03/2017, 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

Mark Hamill | Harrison Ford | Carrie Fisher | Anthony Daniels | Andy Serkis | Ken Leung | Max von Sydow | Ewan McGregor | Victor McGuire | Kiran Shah | Frank Oz | Daniel Craig | Simon Pegg | Warwick Davis | Alec Guinness | Michael Giacchino | Greg Grunberg | Harriet Walter | Meredith Salenger | Bill Hader | James Arnold Taylor | Peter Mayhew | Oscar Isaac | Jeffery Kissoon | Thomas Brodie-Sangster | Pip Torrens | Sam Witwer | Judah Friedlander | Fred Tatasciore | Tom Kane | Matthew Wood | Domhnall Gleeson | Paul Kasey | Richard Riddell | Jefferson Hall | Iko Uwais | Anna Brewster | Tim Rose | Rony Bridges | Phoenix James | Yayan Ruhian | Michael Donovan | Kate Fleetwood | Gerald W. Abrams | Ben Schwartz | Emun Elliott | Sebastian Armesto | John Boyega | Andrew Jack | Catherine Taber | Christina Chong | Sasha Frost | Francesca Longrigg | Kelsey Edwards | Ian Whyte | Nigel Godrich | Gwendoline Christie | Adam Driver | Jack Laskey | Raymond Mamrak | Robert Stambler | Gary Hailes | Devon Libran | Jessica Henwick | Rocky Marshall | Jimmy Vee | Calvin Chen | Dave Chapman | David Acord | Mike Quinn | James McArdle | Leigh Holland | Lupita Nyong'o | Salo Gardner | Cavin Cornwall | Kevin Hudson | Sandy Kate Slade | Daisy Ridley | Jorge Leon Martinez | Brian Herring | Mark Stanley | Tosin Cole | Leanne Best | Crystal Clarke | Cecep Arif Rahman | Frank Stone | Rimmel Daniel | Clem So | Pablo Verdejo | Maisie Richardson-Sellers | Miltos Yerolemou | Pip Andersen | Dixie Arnold | Billie Lourd | Hannah John-Kamen | Matthew Hobbs | Brian Vernel | Sandeep Mohan | Karen Huie | David Norfolk | Mark Dodson | Benito Sovrano | Bern Collaço | Nick Donald | Marc Rolfe | Tom Edden | Andrei Lenart | Tatsujiro Oto | Jamie B. Chambers | Verona Blue | Paul Warren | Stefan Grube | Liang Yang | Sternkiker François | Robert Nairne | David McCarrison | Topo Wresniwiro | Joonas Suotamo | Cailey Fleming | Philicia Saunders | Arti Shah | Orly Schuchmacher | Claudia Sermbezis | Jim McGrath | Morgan Dameron | Erik Bauersfeld | Bill Kipsang Rotich | Patrick Correll | Stuart Budd | Cameron Edwards | Jesse Michael Fullington | Jason Nicholls | Kenny-Lee Mbanefo | Benjayx Murphy | Paul Biddiss | Marina Hayter | Phil Hodges | Alan Chimes | Aidan Knight | Chris Geden | Caroline Garnell | Nathalie Cuzner | Gloria García | Chris Hastings | Adrian Derrick-Palmer | Clare Glass | Elroy Powell | Arnold Montey | David W. Collins | David M. Santana | Jamie Clay | D.C. Barns | Daniel Adjei | Charlie Akin | Adrian Allan | Samantha Alleyne | Hannah Blamires | Dante Briggins | Joe Cash | Rowan Cox | Keith De'Winter | Michael Dickins | Mick Fryer-Kelsey | Versha Grant | Steven James Griffiths | Tim Hammersley | Kelvin Hewlett | Zander James | Tobias James-Samuels | Aaron Kennedy | Sanj Krishnan | Lukas Landau | Julia Leyland | Billy James Machin | Hamza Malik | Charlie Nevett | Terry Noble | Gillian Pittaway | Nathan Plant | Jay Rincon | Julio Romeo | Mark Flynn Rutter | Kat Sheridan | Stephanie Silva | Jasper Skinner | Karol Steele | Andy Sweet | Peter Theobalds | Ashley Ward | Joshua Ásberg

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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