Monday, February 15, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens by J.J. Abrams, 2015 (PG-13)
with Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.
And we missed them so much... It was good to see them again. And finally, making fun of the Stormtroopers as they really deserve (they are the comic relief). And see some new characters emerge, intelligent, witty as Han Solo was. They chose a cast that is impeccable, with a mix of up-and-coming actors and Oscar winners and nominees, targeting the widest audience ever for a Star Wars movie. And as Star Wars fan, how could you miss Solo and Leia being back together?
Of course, that means there are a lot of things that you were sort of trapped to live as an audience, and the pattern of the story-line is getting a little old... But still, it was worth the watch... Now we have to wait another two years minimum to know more about Finn, Rey and Poe (Oscar Isaac). That is way too long...