Director J.J. Abrams gave up his other space saga Star Trek to work on Star Wars Episode VII, and rightly so as his experience from the first two Star Trek films must have come in handy in handling this humungous space odyssey that comes with too much expectations.
The challenge was not only the fans of the original Star War films were to be reengaged but also there were whole new generations who have not seen or grown up on these films. Introducing the characters to the new generation in their own way is also the challenge.
Thanks to the pop culture that has kept the Star War films in the lime light even though the last major release was ten years back, like the continuous mention in the popular series The Big Bang Theory.
And I think that Abrams has lived up to every bit of it, and earned a standing ovation from the movie goers of the old times as well as new to take them along the journey that is Star Wars.
Indeed, he could not have achieved it without his incredible team so yes the credit goes to them as well. So in this review I am not going to share any plot details but will just say that if you have watched the other six movies of the space opera Star Wars you will be nostalgic at a number of moments, but even if you have not seen them, you will enjoy every bit of it and might want to watch all of them.
The technical bit is definitely the high points of the film, the scale, the space-ships, the war and the amazing light sabers they glorify the legacy and take it forward in style.
The acting is perfect with an all new cast of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac along with the good old Harrison Ford bring up an interesting storyline. But the hearts will be won by the creatively designed android BB-8 who plays a key role in the film.
The cinematography by Daniel Mindel is brilliant and will make you immerse in the world of the inter galactic travels.
The score by John Williams is simply mind blowing and will enchant the audience completely.
You will definitely find many questions unanswered as it is a planned trilogy by Disney, yet it is satisfying to great extent.
Overall the film has already taken the cine goers by storm in the west emerging as the biggest opening weekend of all times. The film is expected to do great business in India as well, and I am already waiting for the next parts. This is science fiction at its best, enjoy. May the force be with you.