Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenshot

Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD cover

SONY DADC, Rs 599

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley
Directed by: J. J. Abrams

By now you might have already watched the film on the big screen with all its bonuses of 5.1 surround and crisp picture quality. The DVD has all the excitement intact and that’s if you watch it on a big screen at home. You get all the booms, gunshots and sound effects coming to your living room. But sadly we don’t get extra features with the DVD.

The film, the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella, received five Oscar nominations for Film Editing, Original Score, Visual Effect, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing, but failed to win a single award.

Thirty years after the destruction of the second Death Star, the last remaining Jedi Luke Skywalker has disappeared. With the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the sinister First Order who want full control to rule the galaxy. When a defector, Finn (John Boyega), crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger. Rey is alone gathering and polishing space junk for dehydrated ‘food’ waiting for her family to return.

Rey is burdened when a droid carrying a top secret map to Luke Skywalker winds up in her care. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is still missing at a time when the galaxy needs him the most. The young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker the last of the Jedi Knights. Finn, Rey, Solo and Chewbacca have to fight back the forces that attack and bring peace to the galaxy.

This time the action is even more forceful. It all comes down to an assault on a gigantic super weapon, in this instance the Starkiller Base, which differs from preceding Death Stars in a terraformed surface that makes for the galaxy’s first planet destroyer/ski resort. The four have to find a way to save themselves but without Luke Skywalker. Can the resistance stand a chance?

Stars Wars – The Force Within is surely one of the most purely enjoyable cinematic experiences in the last few years. Whether you’re a new Star Wars fan or have been one all your life, this film will surely amaze.

Verus Ferreira
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Verus Ferreira covers the hottest desi and international artists for The Teenager Today. Passionate about music, he is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book. A freelance journalist for over 27 years, he also contributes to musicunplugged.in