Film Review: Star Wars - Episode 7: The Force Awakens

BY DARREN JOHN - DECEMBER 17, 2015

The 32 year wait since Star Wars - Episode 6 was released is finally over as The Force Awakens hit SA screens yesterday!

The first showing at 11am in the Baywest Ster Kinekor IMAX 3D theatre was absolutely packed with most patrons wearing themed outfits. Even the odd lightsabre was seen here and there as the excitement built up to dimming lights and the signature letters: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....”

The movie has something for everyone – fans of the first 6 will love the nostalgia of seeing old characters 30 years on and new characters which will carry the story forward to its final conclusion and enthral the next generation of fans.

Rave reviews have been received worldwide and expectations are that it will break the current opening weekend box office record and go on to be the highest earning movie of all time.

If you only treat yourself to IMAX once a year – this is the event you’ve been waiting for!

For more on what the critics are saying (with potential spoilers) see:

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/star-wars-the-force-awakens-review-of-reviews-what-the-critics-are-saying