Some things in life remain constant; they might not whisper in our ears day and night, but their fragments remain scattered inside us, under the crust and dust, waiting for a spark to fuse them back together.
Thirty-two years have crawled by since audiences basked in Star Wars’ present, but J. J. Abrams and his team ensure the gap feels like a mere pause between breaths.
The Force Awakens, standing upon the shoulders of giants, succeeds as both a festival of the past and vanguard for the future. It’s more than another blockbuster; this is a powerful, nostalgic, joyous regeneration.
The Force Awakens is a contemporary epic written, with love, in ancient ink. This champion of a resurrection might – might – just be the best episode of Star Wars to date.
CAST: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow
DIRECTOR: J.J. Abrams
WRITERS: Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
SYNOPSIS: A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas, and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.