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"Finding Luke Skywalker, Found Rebellious Child"

Production : Lucasfilm Ltd., Bad Robot Productions
Director : J.J. Abrams
Casts : John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max Von Sydow
Duration : 137 Minutes
Released Date : December 18, 2015

FAR, FAR AWAY…., in a very far galaxy raging a star wars between the Republic warrior fighting the power of the dark force. The warrior is led by Princess Lela Organa and her twin brother, Luke Skywalker, and the whiz outer space Han Solo with co-pilot Chewbacca the Millennium Falcon airplane with a formidable speed as their transportation plus two smart robots, C-3PO and R2D2 who knows everything except fighting.

The kang-ouw (silat’s world) story that took the setting of the outer space is designed by George Lucas into a trilogy (nine film). Uniquely it was started from Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983). Several years after it, the prequel’s Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). Then exactly one decade after it, Episode VII, as the start of the three film of the Great Trilogy.

The directing moved from Lucas (72) to J.J. Abrams (50) who was successful to direct Mission:Impossible III (2006) and Star Trek (2009). Abrams already started to work together with Lawrence Kasdan to write the scenario of Episode V and VI. The music is still composed by the legendary composer John Williams.

The main stars on it second Trilogy is Harrison Ford (who’s paid the highest, USD 20 millions), Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, played again Peter Mayhew (as Chewbacca) and Anthony Daniels, the C-3PO robot. The main characters are played by new young actors with the payment of around hundreds of thousand dollars (but it is sure will go up soon!); John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac.

Took place thirty years after the winning of the Republic at the end of Episode VI.
It is told that that the dry planet of Jakku lives Rey, a scavenger girl who finds the BB-8 robot. Inside this robot is kept a secret map where Luke Skywalker living in meditation.
At first BB-8 is taken by pilot Poe Dameron but the attack from the army of Stormtrooper First Order tear it down.

Precisely a member of Stormtrooper, Finn, an orphan who doesn’t really know where he comes from, converted to side with Poe and Rey.

Suddenly they meet Han Solo and Chewie who is tracking Falcon’s plane. Solo is still with his costume, just with gray hair, even though after his marriage with Leila, his status has raised to the level of a Prince.

Besides looking for Luke who’s long gone, Solo also is carrying the request Leila asked him, to disenchant their son, Ben, who is actually Kylo Ren, the successor of his grandfather, Darth vader!

Disney has already bought this creation of Lucas since October 2013, so there will be more to come such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo (2018).

The budget for the making of Episode VII is set around USD 200 millions, but just in two weeks it already produced $ 1,7 Billion (still growing), and almost beats The Most Demanded Film 1st place, Avatar ($ 2,788 B) and 2nd place, Titanic ($ 2,186 B).

It’s sequel, Episode VIII is planned to be realesed at the end of 2017, and its Last Episode on 2019. Hope that we can see it all because just at the end of the sequel we will see the true message of this wonderful film. May the Force be with us! *** YaWi
Point: 80


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