Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Description

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the seventh installment in the “Star Wars” saga and the first film in the sequel trilogy. It was released in 2015 and directed by J.J. Abrams. Set approximately 30 years after the events of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” the movie introduces new characters while also bringing back beloved favorites.

The story follows a scavenger named Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, who discovers a droid named BB-8 carrying a vital piece of information sought by both the First Order, the successor to the Galactic Empire, and the Resistance, the new incarnation of the Rebel Alliance. Along the way, she teams up with Finn, a stormtrooper who has defected from the First Order, and a skilled X-wing pilot named Poe Dameron.

The film also reunites fans with familiar faces like Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia, played by Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Carrie Fisher, respectively. The character Kylo Ren, portrayed by Adam Driver, emerges as a new villain with a connection to the original trilogy’s iconic antagonist, Darth Vader.

“The Force Awakens” received widespread critical acclaim for its homage to the original trilogy, strong performances, and impressive visual effects. It successfully reignited the passion of old fans while capturing the hearts of new generations. The film’s box office success solidified “Star Wars” as one of the most enduring and beloved franchises in cinema history.

By introducing fresh characters and storylines while maintaining the spirit of the original films, “The Force Awakens” set the stage for an exciting new chapter in the “Star Wars” saga, paving the way for subsequent movies like “The Last Jedi” and “The Rise of Skywalker.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cast
  • Harrison Ford: Han Solo
  • Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker
  • Carrie Fisher: General Leia Organa
  • Adam Driver: Kylo Ren
  • Daisy Ridley: Rey
  • John Boyega: Finn
  • Oscar Isaac: Poe Dameron
  • Lupita Nyong’o: Maz Kanata
  • Andy Serkis: Supreme Leader Snoke
  • Domhnall Gleeson: General Hux
  • Anthony Daniels: C-3PO
  • Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca
  • Max von Sydow: Lor San Tekka

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crew
  • Director: JJ Abrams
  • Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk
  • Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, JJ Abrams and Michael Arndt
  • Music: John Williams
  • Cinematography: Dan Mindel

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  • Year Released: 2015
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Box Office: $2.068 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Award; Won British Academy Film Awards
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