‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ MotB
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Manohla Dargis of the NYT breathed a sigh of relief that this new Star Wars was actually good.
It has the usual toy-store-ready gizmos and critters, but it also has appealingly imperfect men and women whose blunders and victories, decency and goofiness remind you that a pop mythology like “Star Wars” needs more than old gods to sustain it.
Rain date Friday. Rated PG-13. Running time 2 hours, 15 minutes. Next week: ‘Snow White.’
Free, 8:25pm, Thursday, June 23, Grant’s Block, 260 Westminster Street at Union, (directions)