Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The story begins, as the scrolling text tells us, with the First Order taking over the fallen Galactic Empire as the universe’s evil force and the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) having vanished. Standing opposed to the First Order is the Republic-backed Resistance. General Leia Organa (Carrie Fischer) has sent her best pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaacs) on a mission to try and find her brother. Poe meets with a village elder (Max von Sydow) on the desert planet Jakku, obtaining a piece of a map to Luke’s whereabouts. But the First Order is on his tail with ships of stormtroopers led by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) landing and destroying everything in sight. Poe hides the map in his trusty BB-8 droid before being taken prisoner. But one of the stormtroopers, FN-2187 (John Boyega), isn’t into all this killing, so he frees Poe in hopes of escaping. Much to his dismay, Poe wants to go back to Jakku to find BB-8. After crash landing in the desert, FN-2187, now dubbed Finn, is on his own. He wanders to a village and finds BB-8 in the possession of a young junk scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley.) The First Order is tracking them and launches air strikes, forcing them to go back on the run. Rey leds them to the junked Millennium Falcon and manages to fly off to safety. Kylo Ren begins to have his doubts about his dark side, but the Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) tells him how he can safely stay on the Dark Side. But the old Millennium Falcon gets hauled in by a freighter run by Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew.) They learn about BB-8 having a map to Luke and we learn what caused Luke to run away. So they go to the planet Takodana and meet up with Han’s old friend Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) in hopes of reaching the Resistance. Meanwhile General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) uses the Starkiller Base — a larger version of the Death Star that is actually a planet — to destroy a Republic star system. Next on his target is D’Qar another Resistance planet, but needs time to recharge. In the meantime the First Order attacks Takodana to try and get BB-8 and the map to Luke. Kylo Ren winds up kidnapping Rey once he realizes she’s seen the map so he can just extract it from her mind. Can Han Solo, Chewbacca, Finn and the Resistance stop them and rescue Rey?