Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The seventh instalment of Star Wars is action-packed, exciting and usually entertaining. Fans will adore the amount of originality, story and newness.


Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a former stormtrooper, join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca to find missing Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi Knight, when a new threat to the galaxy rises.

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Movie details

Director: J. J. Abrams
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie
Writer: Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
Release Date (Australia): 17 December 2015
Runtime: 138 minutes/2h 18m
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film includes science fiction themes featuring the use of supernatural powers and fantasy weapons, as well as scary scenes and a sense of threat.

Violence (M)

The film includes sequences and fight scenes that feature the use of fantasy weapons, infrequently accompanied by small amounts of blood.

Coarse Language (G)

The film includes infrequent use of the word “hell”.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Although J.J. Abrams settles the Force back between an overly familiar construction, he does it in such a striking way to give the fans a breath of classic refreshment. The fact that it seems to be a lazy reboot of A New Hope is bringing everyone a fair amount of disappointment. However, every little to large element is completely fresh.

The Force Awakens introduces a brilliant new selection of appealing heroes and villains enrolled by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. Each of their performances are simply perfect and involve absolutely no flaw. There’s also the satisfying return of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, forming the conclusion that the characters, new and old, are strikingly unforgettable.

The direction is perfect, making almost every single moment an excellent piece of action-packed cinema. The special effects are also perfect, adding to the visual exhilaration and fast excitement. On the other hand, the writing is just fine. Alike every other Star Wars flick, not every scene is certain to compel you. A lot of the dialogue can also grow quite dull.

An underrated but understandable component in the writing that’s letting down a lot of fans is the structure of the writing. To be more specific, it does seem to be a remake of some previous Star Wars films. Thankfully, the refreshment makes it worth the adventure. If it weren’t mainly for the new characters, the seventh film in the beloved franchise would’ve been a total failure.

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