As the yellow prologue writing comes on the screen, everyone in the cinema just is taken back to the first first time they saw their first Star Wars. In this next instalment of George Lucas’ universe, Disney does not screw up. Lots of people were worried about this film for two reasons; Disney, and J. J. Abrahams. J. J. Abrahams had lost not just mine, but pretty much every Trekkies hopes when he released the first ‘young’ enterprise crew movie and was just hated after the second one, but the hype for episode VII grew and grew as it only got good reviews. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac as our new stars along with the one and only Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill Star Wars team. It even roped in random cast members who just wanted to be in the next Star Wars such as Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Skyfall) as a storm trooper and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the dead, MI: Roque Nation) as a Jabba-esque Alien with a New Order spy on his shoulder. It also has Admiral Ackbar.
30 years after the galactic empire, the First Order has come to power. The First Order is an empire-esque government that rules the Galaxy. When the top resistance pilot, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) lands on Jakku and retrieves a bit of a map leading to Luke Skywalker’s whereabouts, he is captured by the First Order. He is then helped escape by a storm trooper called FN-2187 (or Finn) and they crash on Jakku. Finn wakes up and is unable to find Poe, however he comes across Rey, a young possibly orphaned ravager. When the new order attacks a settlement on Jakku, Rey Finn, and Poe Dameron’s droid, the BB-8, flee on a ship from the local junkyard, the Melenium Falcon. They get taken in by Han Solo and Chewie, who have been looking for their ship for years. They then join the resistance and the race to find Skywalker first.
J. J. Abrahams didn’t screw up this time at all. We just wish he would put more effort into his Star Trek films.