Star Wars 3D: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Star Wars 3D: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Star Wars 3D: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

The first Star Wars film since Disney bought the rights to George Lucas' space opera franchise, directed by J.J. Abrams (Lost). Also the first in a planned trilogy (extending the movie saga with episodes seven, eight and nine), the story is set 35 years after Return of the Jedi. Lucas' main cast returns alongside Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Adam Driver (TV's Girls) Daisy Ridley and Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings).

Best Special Effects winner at the 2016 BAFTA Awards
2015Rating: M, Science fiction themes & violence135 minsUSA
AdventureFantasyScience Fiction3D
88%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Brings welcome jolts of energy, warmth and excitement back to the biggest franchise in movie history... For impressive stretches [Abrams] achieves the action-packed buoyancy of the old Saturday morning serials that partly inspired Star Wars in the first place.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The movie that fans wanted, the movie that fans deserve. And it’s only fitting that it is, beneath the scintillating action and striking world-building, a film about parents and children, about the effects of one generation on the next, about legacy.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The rollicking, space-opera spirit of George Lucas's original trilogy (you can safely forget the second trio of cynical, tricked-up prequels) emanates from every frame of J.J. Abrams euphoric sequel.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It has the usual toy-store-ready gizmos and critters, but it also has appealingly imperfect men and women whose blunders and victories, decency and goofiness remind you that a pop mythology like Star Wars needs more than old gods to sustain it.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Outrageously exciting and romantic return to a world you hadn’t realised you’d missed so much.

5.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The Star Wars movie for people who don't like Star Wars. Pure, old-school pleasure.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Pumps new energy and life into a hallowed franchise in a way that both resurrects old pleasures and points in promising new directions.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Filmmaking on an enormous scale and it packs a planet-sized punch, launching a new generation of characters who – by the end – take a place next to Han, Leia and the rest.

4.0
0

Star Wars-The Force Awakens Well, not much can be said about this film... Go see it… Done. It’s combination of Episode 4 & 5 on a basic level, but still awesome and will totally gain new younger audience. I can’t believe that mind control guy from Heroes is a fighter pilot! So cool he’s now a good guy again. Anyway, enjoy, go watch it on the big screen,...

4.0
0

Avoided all reviews and write-ups before seeing the film, which was definitely a good move. Fans are rewarded in spades - but, rather delightfully, the new additions are absolutely brilliant in their own right, rather than feeling like they've just been slotted in and around the nostalgia. A totally joyous experience, clearly made with love. Awesome.

5.0
0

Oh yes, yes, yes! This is the film I was looking for and to be reintroduced to some old friends was something that I never thought I was going to see. A return to a time long ago and in a galaxy far, far away is simply going home for this 'Star Wars' fan. Before I even thought about reviewing the newest installment in the 'Star Wars' space saga, 'The Force...

4.0
0

Best reboot ever, especially when you consider its highlight on gender equality. A female Jedi as the lead: how cool is that!

5.0
0

NUTSHELL REVIEW: It’s a blast(er)! After Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, this is, (script quibbles aside), the best chapter in the Star Wars movieverse by several squillion parsecs. SPOILER FREE FULL REVIEW: After “The Phantom Menace” I went in to this new chapter in the Star Wars story muttering “I have a bad feeling about this.” So, sighs of...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Brings welcome jolts of energy, warmth and excitement back to the biggest franchise in movie history... For impressive stretches [Abrams] achieves the action-packed buoyancy of the old Saturday morning serials that partly inspired Star Wars in the first place.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The movie that fans wanted, the movie that fans deserve. And it’s only fitting that it is, beneath the scintillating action and striking world-building, a film about parents and children, about the effects of one generation on the next, about legacy.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The rollicking, space-opera spirit of George Lucas's original trilogy (you can safely forget the second trio of cynical, tricked-up prequels) emanates from every frame of J.J. Abrams euphoric sequel.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It has the usual toy-store-ready gizmos and critters, but it also has appealingly imperfect men and women whose blunders and victories, decency and goofiness remind you that a pop mythology like Star Wars needs more than old gods to sustain it.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Outrageously exciting and romantic return to a world you hadn’t realised you’d missed so much.

5.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The Star Wars movie for people who don't like Star Wars. Pure, old-school pleasure.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Pumps new energy and life into a hallowed franchise in a way that both resurrects old pleasures and points in promising new directions.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Filmmaking on an enormous scale and it packs a planet-sized punch, launching a new generation of characters who – by the end – take a place next to Han, Leia and the rest.

4.0
0

Star Wars-The Force Awakens Well, not much can be said about this film... Go see it… Done. It’s combination of Episode 4 & 5 on a basic level, but still awesome and will totally gain new younger audience. I can’t believe that mind control guy from Heroes is a fighter pilot! So cool he’s now a good guy again. Anyway, enjoy, go watch it on the big screen,...

4.0
0

Avoided all reviews and write-ups before seeing the film, which was definitely a good move. Fans are rewarded in spades - but, rather delightfully, the new additions are absolutely brilliant in their own right, rather than feeling like they've just been slotted in and around the nostalgia. A totally joyous experience, clearly made with love. Awesome.

5.0
0

Oh yes, yes, yes! This is the film I was looking for and to be reintroduced to some old friends was something that I never thought I was going to see. A return to a time long ago and in a galaxy far, far away is simply going home for this 'Star Wars' fan. Before I even thought about reviewing the newest installment in the 'Star Wars' space saga, 'The...

4.0
0

Best reboot ever, especially when you consider its highlight on gender equality. A female Jedi as the lead: how cool is that!

5.0
0

NUTSHELL REVIEW: It’s a blast(er)! After Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, this is, (script quibbles aside), the best chapter in the Star Wars movieverse by several squillion parsecs. SPOILER FREE FULL REVIEW: After “The Phantom Menace” I went in to this new chapter in the Star Wars story muttering “I have a bad feeling about this.” So, sighs of...

4.0
0