Sunday, July 31, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

     Thirty years have passed since the dark lord Darth Vader and the Empire were defeated by the Resistance.  Rey lives on the planet Jakku and she scavenges for parts she finds to trade for food portions.  Her family was taken away and she has been waiting for them to return for a long time.  Rey finds a BB-8 droid containing a map showing where to find Luke Skywalker.  The map is very valuable and the First Order sends storm troopers to Jakku to recover the droid.  Finn is a rogue storm trooper and he also lands on Jakku with pilot Poe Dameron.  Storm troopers capture Poe, Finn finds Rey and the droid, and they manage to escape in the Millennium Falcon.  Finn and Rey later meet up with Hans Solo and Chewbacca.  Hans and Chewbacca are surprised to see the Falcon again and operated by strangers.
     This is the second time I’ve seen this film, the first time was in the theater.  I could tell you can see a lot more details on the big screen.  I liked this film because it has scenes and characters that link it with the previous films.  Solo, Chewbacca, Leia, Skywalker and the Falcon return.  I was surprised about the casting of the successor to Darth Vader.  I thought the acting, the story, characters and special effects were good.   4* (I liked this movie)

136 min, Action directed by J.J. Abrams with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Lupta Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthon Daniels.

Note:  Imdb 8.2 out of 10, 92% critic 89% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Evert 3 ½*, 4.3* out of 5* with 8971 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Skellig Michael, County Kerry, Ireland; Iceland; Greeham Common, Cumbria, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, England, UK; Scotland; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; New Mexico, Santa Monica, California.

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