Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, and others.
Director: JJ. Abrams
Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow.
Plot: A sanitation engineer, a scavenger, and two over the hill smugglers help the rebellion put down the latest threat to the republic the scion of the Empire: The First Order.
First a disclaimer when it comes to movies that have Star in it the next word is usually Trek. Yes Kirk and a phaser is what does it for me. In fact I wasn’t planning on seeing this film in the theater at all. However, a family member was stood up by a friend and so I stepped in to be the wing man.
Having said that let me say that I didn’t actually hate the movie. There is action, comedy, drama everything a fan of the series wants to see. Yet I’ve seen this all before. A droid with important information for the rebellion found by someone who has the force in strength. A father struck down by a son. Finding a teacher to train in the way of the Jedi. And destroying the ultimate weapon. This is parts of the plots of the first three (labeled 4-6) movies. So it was like I was seeing them all over again only the Reader’s Digest condensed version. I’ve been told that there are at least two more movies planned. I really hope that the next two movies actually improve the plot line.
I’m giving this movie two stars.