“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the first new live-action “Star Wars” film in 10 years and first from Disney, which bought its creator George Lucas’ Lucasfilm in 2012. “Awakens” – or “Episode VII” – revisits the core story, involving Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), from the 1970s and ’80s films.
Here is a compilation of movie reviews, if you are interested before going into the theater to see the legendary story.
The Sacramento Bee’s Carla Meyer
The Los Angeles Times’ Kenneth Turan
Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips
Time Magazine’s Stephanie Zacharek
Parade Magazine’s Neil Pond
Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Cary Darling
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Director: J.J. Abrams
Rated PG-13 (sci-fi action violence)