(2017) (Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Sci-Fi: A young woman tries to convince a reclusive Jedi master to teach her the ways of the Force so that she can help a rebel resistance survive an all-out attack by an inter-galactic military dictatorship.
- In this eighth installment of the original "Star Wars" film series, Rey (DAISY RIDLEY) -- a young woman who went from being a scavenger to helping the rebel resistance take on an intergalactic military dictatorship known as the First Order -- has arrived on a remote island on a remote planet accompanied by the only surviving pilot of the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca (PETER MAYHEW). She hopes to convince reclusive Jedi master Luke Skywalker (MARK HAMILL) to teach her the ways of the Force and thus help the rebellion. He's initially reluctant and becomes worried upon seeing how powerful her connection is with the Force, something he last witnessed in Kylo Ren (ADAM DRIVER).
That man now serves the evil ruler of the First Order, Supreme Leader Snoke (ANDY SERKIS), and alongside General Hux (DOMHNALL GLEESON) is determined to wipe out the rebels. They're led by General Leia Organa (CARRIE FISHER) and Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (LAURA DERN) who've just ordered an evacuation of a rebel base and are fleeing in space from the First Order's armada of warships. That doesn't sit well with impulsive fighter pilot Poe Dameron (OSCAR ISAAC), but like everyone else, he's concerned that Hux's fleet has managed to track them through hyperspace and once again started their assault on the rebel fleet.
Learning that, former stormtrooper turned resistance fighter Finn (JOHN BOYEGA) and brilliant maintenance worker Rose Tico (KELLY MARIE TRAN) come up with a plan that might allow the rebels to escape. But they'll need the expertise of codebreaker DJ (BENICIO DEL TORO) to help them deactivate the tracking device the First Order is using. As they attempt that and the assault on the rebel fleet continues, Rey tries to learn everything she can from Luke, all while hoping he'll return to action to help them take on the villainous regime.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Most likely they will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
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