shares Plot10Script9Acting9.5Directing9Effects10Reader Rating2 Votes9.25Remembering the OTGreat script and story reminiscent of the Star Wars we loveA brilliant continuation that also serves to set up new adventures with new charactersNostalgia is a weapon best wielded by the ForceDreading the PTNeither Kasdan nor Abrams will be returning for the subsequent movies, so let's not get too hopeful. 9.5Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here and life has changed for all of us fans. The journey has been a rocky one since the purchase of LucasArts by Disney. Many were worried that the House of Mouse would ruin their beloved franchise while others pointed out that nothing Disney did could be collectively worse than the prequels. While there’ve been sighs of hopeful relief (following news of the involvement of the original trio of characters) and moments of doubt (the director of Star Trek?!), the wait has certainly been one without a lack for action causing more hype than any movie could hope to live up to… or trump, for that matter. But Star Wars: The Force Awakens does. Featuring not only the returning talent of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels on-screen, the true masters of the heartstrings were John Williams with his incomparable score plucking our memories a note at a time if not reinforcing new ones created by Empire Strikes Back scribe, Lawrence Kasdan. And making the classic fresh again is J. J. Abrams’ vision of the galaxy still in turmoil following the seemingly final victory of the Rebellion 32 years ago along with a stunning cast of fresh talent led by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. While many fans were disappointed with the loss of almost 4 decades worth of expanded universe stories, the new movie promises to be just as great as the original tales. In all, Star Wars: The Force Awakens proves itself to not only be a worthy successor to the original films, but also the beginning of a whole new generation of fans!