Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thirty years have passed since the events of Return of the Jedi, and the galaxy is under threat once again. Legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has disappeared, and a power called the First Order has risen from the ashes of the fallen Galactic Empire. The Resistance, led by General Leia (Carrie Fisher), is attempting to fight back, sending out ace pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) on Luke’s trail.

Captured and tortured by First Order commander Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) Poe finds an unexpected ally in Finn (John Boyega), a reluctant Stormtrooper. But their escape goes awry, and Finn finds himself alone on the desert planet Jakku, where he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger in possession of a droid which might hold the key to Luke’s whereabouts.

When they steal a run-down spaceship to outrun their pursuers, Finn and Rey are tracked down by the ship’s original owner: Han Solo (Harrison Ford), who has a painful personal connection to the villainous Kylo Ren.

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Adrian Drayton

Adrian Drayton is the Director of Reel Dialogue. A film critic and commentator on culture for 20 years, he believes in the power of cinema and the power of God to start conversations about faith and culture. He is also a massive Star Wars nerd.