Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

2015

Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Thriller

654
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93% · 452 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85% · 100K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.8/10 10 977456 977.5K

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Top cast

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
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2 hr 18 min
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2 hr 18 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mcfarlandizack 8 / 10

After Many Years of Waiting, This is the Star Wars Film you are Looking For...

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is directed by former Star Trek director J.J. Abrams and focuses around a scavenger (Daisy Ridley), a runaway stormtrooper (John Boyega) and the former war hero Han Solo (Harrison Ford) as they search for the key to destroying the newly-formed First Order, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Overall, I am a huge Star Wars fan who knows quite a thing or two about the franchise (not to brag). When I first found out about this film being under production, I was very excited, yet nervous as Star Wars films have had their bad days. Now, after two years of reflecting on the film, I think I am finally ready to get my opinion out there.

Pros: When watching this movie for the first time, I noticed that the cinematography in this was very different from the Prequel Trilogy. It gave you this feeling that every second screamed adventure and did not feel so contained and dull like the Prequel Trilogy. For example, this movie contains a lot of quick pan overs that were frequently used during the more exciting scenes. Yet, this movie knows when to stop using those when, for example, there is character development going on, which is another huge plus in this movie. The chemistry between all of these characters is great and, as a viewer, I did not dislike any character in the movie and enjoyed everyone in it. I especially enjoyed the main villain in this movie, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), whomst I feel is very underrated as a villain in this universe. The character himself is not your tipical Star Wars villain like Darth Vader or Darth Revan, but is torn between doing good or being a servant to Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). Otherwise, I enjoyed every single character, whether it be Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Max Kanata or Kylo Ren, who is a fresh breath of air for Star Wars antagonists themselves.

Cons: This film, although an enjoyable one, does suffer from a few plot flaws. Many people have been bashing the movie's plot for being a total rehash of the original Star Wars. Although the plot was somewhat of a rehash, it wasn't a bust for me at all, although I felt that it did take it to far at points. The prime example of this is Starkiller Base. This is probably one of the laziest things I have seen in a Star Wars film as it feels like a plot point that doesn't quite fit into the story itself, which focuses around finding Luke Skywalker. In other words, it does not have that feeling of importance that the Death Star had in the original Star Wars as that was a huge focus for that plot. Overall, Starkiller Base is just another lazy attempt at making yet another super weapon and is of little significance to the story. Although people may have found other cons to this movie, I personally did not find anything really worth pointing out in this review that is terrible. I think everything else was well done in this movie, whether it be the CGI or the battles, and it surely did entertain me as a whole.

Final Verdict: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens definitely brought audiences back to a galaxy far, far away in a safe, yet great way that was very much faithful to the original Star Wars trilogy. I have to say that J.J Abrams did a great job with this movie and, although making some mistakes like Starkiller Base, was solid overall and I do suggest seeing it before Star Wars Episod VIII: The Last Jedi comes out later this year.

Reviewed by anoneth 8 / 10

Recommended for viewing

In general, I was satisfied with the viewing. The main thing that I liked was how the film was shot. First, the creators as much as possible embodied in it a visual image from old movies. Secondly, there were many actors and favorite characters from the old "Star Wars". Thirdly, the film has comical moments that fans of this space saga will certainly appreciate. Well, of course, a lot of shooting both on land and in space.

In general, the continuation was possible, as an integral part of previous films. The film is quite dynamic and spectacular. I can not call it the best if compared with the rest of the "Star Wars", it can't be called the best.

I was pleased with the schedule, and humor added its zest. The only thing that can be attributed to the shortcomings of the film is the absence of a pronounced story line. Of course, the plot is there, but it's some kind of blurry.

I recommend watching this movie, but do not expect anything supernatural from him.

Reviewed by jr-06074 7 / 10

Just doesn't work somehow

I don't know what it is, but it just seems like the soul of the Star Wars universe is missing. There is an emptiness that was only emphasized by killing off one of the main characters. It was almost like the director knew something was missing, and had to do this dramatic stunt just to make a surprise/shocking ending to add some sort of life to this shallow film.

It's an empty shell trying to galvanize itself to something greater. If the next movie somehow (miraculously) pulls all of this together (and possibly brings the deceased character back to life) they might be able to continue the series. Otherwise, it's just another MockingJay imo.

The good news is, at least there is a story. Is it important enough to extend the series by three or four more films? It all depends on the next movie. If they blow it in the next film, it's over. In fact, they may actually kill the entire franchise if they pull another "Force Awakens". I feel like I've lost interest in the whole franchise after watching this attempt.

This may seem a little harsh, but I just watched the film, and I am expressing my first impressions precisely. The new younger characters are okay, but not even close to the caliber of Ford, Hamill, Fisher. Maybe it's a problem with what this generation produces and accepts (like Hunger games et al). Shallow is the best way to describe it. And, second-rate seems to be good enough for some evidently.

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