“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
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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)