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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 2015

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    star wars force awakens 2015 greek posterGenre:
    Action Movie
    Adventure
    Sci Fi
    Fantasy

    Release Date:
    December 21, 2015

    Duration:
    135 minutes

    Plot:
    Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has disappeared for many years. While he was away, the defeated followers of the Empire and the Dark Side of the Force have created the First Order, a militaristic regime that will rule the Galaxy. To achieve that, the First Order will have to kill the Last Jedi. Of course, they will have to find him first.

    On the other hand, the Republic is trying to stand on her feet and supports the Resistance. The old Rebels, with General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) on the lead, are struggling with bravery for peace and justice. Leia is determined to find Luke and she hopes she will convince him to aid her. There is someone who may have found Luke Skywalker’s traces and Leia sends Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), the best pilot of the Resistance, to find more information.

    star wars 2015 poe is the best pilotPoe arrives at the planet Jakku. He meets with the elder Lor San Tekka (Max von Sydow), who gives him the map. The First Order, who watches closely the Resistance actions, attacks and destroys everything in the area. Poe hides the map in the BB-8 android that he has as co-pilot. BB-8 manages to escape the attack safe and sound, but Poe is captured by the Stormtroopers.

    star wars 2015 first orderKylo Ren (Adam Driver), a high ranking officer of the First Order who walks in the steps of Darth Vader and dreams to surpass him, will take care of the prisoner personally. Kylo Ren uses the Force to torture Poe, and, despite the brave fight the pilots gives, he learns about the map that the BB-8 unit has.

    star wars 2015 rey bb8In the meantime, the little android with the great secret, is wandering in the deserts of Jakku. At some point the robot meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a scavenger who just found the most valuable thing ever.

    -Where do you come from?
    [he answers with tones and beeps just like R2D2]
    -Classified? Really? Me too.

    A Storm Trooper, FN-2187 (John Boyega), feels disgusted with Kylo Ren actions, and he decides to desert and help Poe Dameron escape. The fact that Poe is a pilot, makes everything easier. They steal a TIE fighter, but their escape is made known quickly and every Storm Trooper is after them.

    General Hux: He escaped and he had help. One of our own. We are checking the registers now to identify which stormtrooper it was.
    Kylo Ren: The one from the village. FN-2187.

    General Hux: No prior signs of nonconformity?
    Captain Phasma: This was his first offence.

    Their spaceship is shot down. When Finn (that’s the nick Poe gave him) comes back to his senses, he sees no sign of Poe and believe that his new friend did not survive the crash. When he meets Rey and BB-8, he decides to claim that he is part of the Resistance and he wants to continue Poe’s mission. Finn and Rey will protect the android from the First Order and they will try to get the map for Luke Skywalker to the Resistance!

    Our impressions and movie review:
    J.J. Abrams manages once more to surpass himself, both as a director and as a producers for the new Star Wars film. “The Force Awakens” is surely better than the “Clone Wars” trilogy and deserves to stand side by side with the original trilogy. The script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, Michael Arndt and J.J. Abrams, is very good, with elements that reminds us of “Star Wars: A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back”. BB-8 is the “new” R2D2, Kylo Ren is the “successor” of Darth Vader (they share the same ambitions, but they differ too much as characters), and there are characters who will “take” the position of the Emperor and – more or less – Luke. Best of all, J.J. Abrams manages to stay true to the Star Wars spirit and sets good foundations for the new trilogy.

    star war force awakens 2015 Drew StruzanThe young protagonist, Daisy Ridley is a surely a very promising actress, yet the weight that fell on her shoulders was particularly heavy. Adam Driver was very interesting as Kylo Ren, but the unavoidable comparisons with Darth Vader made part of the audience to find him insufficient. John Boyega is very good and Oscar Isaac is amazing. Amazing also are the actors of the original trilogy. Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C3PO), Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) put their touch to the new film, without overshadowing the younger actors. Many great actors have small parts or make cameos in the film, like Max von Sydow, Simon Pegg, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Gwendoline Christie and Daniel Craig.

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiered on December 14th, 2015. This is a very good movie, that the Star Wars fans will enjoy, and so will those who want to see a good adventure film, with lots of humor and many action scenes. May the Force be with You!

    Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens – Trailer (Greek subs)

    Movie Quote from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

    Kylo Ren: There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?

    Movie Quote from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

    [looking at Darth Vader’s skull]
    Kylo Ren: Forgive me. I feel it again… the call from light. Supreme Leader senses it. Show me again, the power of the darkness, and I’ll let nothing stand in our way. Show me, grandfather, and I will finish what you started.

    Movie Quote from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

    Rey: There are stories about what happened.
    Han Solo: It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side, the Jedi. They’re real.

    Movie Quote from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

    Maz Kanata: I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes… I know your eyes!

    Movie Quote from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

    Maz Kanata: I am no Jedi, but I know the Force. It moves through and surrounds every living thing. Close your eyes. Feel it. The light. It’s always been there. It will guide you.

    Trivial from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

    • Episode 7 does not have a post credits scene.
    • The producers prefered to do external shootings and use miniatures instead of CGI, so that Episode 7 would fit aesthetically with Episodes 4, 5 and 6.
    • Harrison Ford said in an interview that he would not want to participate in the upcoming sequels of Star Wars.
    • The composer Michael Giacchino has worked with J.J. Abrams in all his previous films. In “Force Awakens” Giacchino makes a cameo as a Storm Trooper. He said in an interview that he is very happy that in the new Star Wars Episode he will be able to hear John Williams’ music and not his own pieces.
    • Maz Kanata has many banners, including a Mythosaur Skull used as a symbol by Boba Fett, the Black Sun Tattoo Ziro Hutt had and the pirate emblem of Hondo Ohnaka.

    Credits:

    Writers:
    Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt

    Director:
    J.J. Abrams

    Cast:
    Harrison Ford – Han Solo
    Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker
    Carrie Fisher – Princess Leia
    Adam Driver – Kylo Ren
    Daisy Ridley – Rey
    John Boyega – Finn
    Oscar Isaac – Poe Dameron
    Lupita Nyong o – Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o)
    Andy Serkis – Supreme Leader Snoke
    Domhnall Gleeson – General Hux
    Anthony Daniels – C-3PO
    Max von Sydow – Lor San Tekka
    Peter Mayhew – Chewbacca
    Gwendoline Christie – Captain Phasma
    Joonas Suotamo – Chewbacca Double
    Pip Andersen – Lead Stormtrooper
    Simon Pegg – Unkar Plutt
    Kiran Shah – Teedo
    Sasha Frost – Jakku Villager
    Pip Torrens – Colonel Kaplan
    Andrew Jack – Major Ematt
    Rocky Marshall – Colonel Datoo
    Greg Grunberg – Snap Wexley
    Emun Elliott – Brance
    Brian Vernel – Bala-Tik
    Yayan Ruhian – Tasu Leech
    Sebastian Armesto – Lieutenant Mitaka
    Maisie Richardson-Sellers – Korr Sella
    Warwick Davis – Wollivan
    Cailey Fleming – Young Rey
    Mark Stanley – Knight of Ren
    Ken Leung – Admiral Statura
    Iko Uwais – Razoo Quin-Fee
    Anna Brewster – Bazine Netal
    Harriet Walter – Dr. Kalonia
    Tim Rose – Admiral Ackbar
    Erik Bauersfeld – Admiral Ackbar
    Mike Quinn – Nien Nunb
    Kipsang Rotich – Nien Nunb
    Michael Giacchino – FN-3181
    Nigel Godrich – FN-9330
    Judah Friedlander – Bar Patron
    Victor McGuire – Bar Patron
    Miltos Yerolemou – Bar Patron
    Francesca Longrigg – Bar Patron
    D.C. Barns – Bar Patron (as D.C. Barnes)
    Matt Johnson – Bar Patron
    Billie Lourd – Lieutenant Connix
    Leanne Best – Min Sakul
    Crystal Clarke – Ensign Goode
    Jeffery Kissoon – Rear Admiral Guich
    Claudia Sermbezis – Lema Eelyak
    Gerald W. Abrams – Captain Cypress (as Gerry Abrams)
    Jim McGrath – Vice Admiral Resdox
    Philicia Saunders – Tabala Zo
    Morgan Dameron – Commodore Meta
    Jessica Henwick – Jess Testor
    Tosin Cole – Lieutenant Bastian
    James McArdle – Niv Lek
    Stefan Grube – Yolo Ziff
    Dixie Arnold – Resistance Soldier
    Hannah John-Kamen – First Order Officer
    Tom Edden – First Order Officer
    Kate Fleetwood – First Order Officer
    Richard Riddell – First Order Officer
    Jefferson Hall – First Order Officer
    Thomas Brodie-Sangster – First Order Officer
    Jack Laskey – First Order Officer
    Brian Herring – BB-8 Performed By
    Dave Chapman – BB-8 Performed By
    Bill Hader – BB-8 Voice Consultants
    Ben Schwartz – BB-8 Voice Consultants
    Kenny Baker – R2-D2 Consultant
    Arti Shah – Maz Motion Capture Double
    Mike Massa – Han Solo Double
    Freema Agyeman – New Republican (uncredited)
    Dante Briggins – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Jamie Ben Chambers – Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Alan Chimes – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Daniel Craig – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Rimmel Daniel – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Nick Donald – Imperial Gunner (uncredited)
    Chris Geden – Imperial Officer (uncredited)
    Marina Hayter – Bar Worker (uncredited)
    Phil Hodges – X-Wing Pilot (uncredited)
    Leigh Holland – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Kevin Hudson – Rebel Alliance (uncredited)
    Phoenix James – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Aaron Kennedy – Cloaked Messenger (uncredited)
    Andrei Lenart – Resistance Soldier (uncredited)
    Jorge Leon Martinez – Jedi (uncredited)
    Johnny Lynch – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Billy James Machin – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Raymond Mamrak – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Benjayx Murphy – Officer of the Rebel Alliance (uncredited)
    Jason Nicholls-Carrer – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Mark Preston – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Lane Smith Jr. – Stormtrooper (uncredited)
    Clem So – Resistance Fighter (uncredited)
    Karol Steele – Jakku Village Elder (uncredited)
    Frank Stone – Rebel General (uncredited)
    Ashley Ward – Bar Patron (uncredited)
    Ewan McGregor – Obi-Wan Kenobi (uncredited)

    Production Companies and Distributors:
    Lucasfilm (as Lucasfilm Ltd.)
    Bad Robot
    Truenorth Productions
    Feelgood Entertainment

    A.A.



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