Collections: J.J. Abrams

Poster for the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I’m on the fence about this one. It feels like a modern version of A New Hope (the first Star Wars film). It contains an almost identical through-line and very similar locations, yet wrapped in a continuity arc from the originals with descendants of the original characters. Some of it feels rushed, some paced just right. No idea why Snoke has to be so big though. And he looks too like Gollum for my liking (OK, same actor but CG folks!)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

20152 h 16 min
Overview

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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Director J.J. Abrams
Runtime 2 h 16 min
Release Date 15 December 2015
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow, Mark Hamill, Gwendoline Christie, Joonas Suotamo, Simon Pegg, Kiran Shah, Ken Leung, Greg Grunberg, Billie Lourd, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, Brian Vernel, Tim Rose, Erik Bauersfeld, Mike Quinn, Bill Kipsang Rotich, Warwick Davis, Jessica Henwick, Anna Brewster, Cailey Fleming, Ian Whyte, Dave Chapman, Brian Herring, Bill Hader, Ben Schwartz, Kenny Baker, Jimmy Vee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kate Fleetwood, Emun Elliott, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Harriet Walter, Sebastian Armesto, Pip Torrens, Daniel Craig, Michael Giacchino, Nigel Godrich, Ewan McGregor, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Mark Stanley, Morgan Dameron, Gerald W. Abrams, Andrew Jack, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Christina Chong, Miltos Yerolemou, Amybeth Hargreaves, Leanne Best, Judah Friedlander, Kevin Smith, J.J. Abrams, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, Tom Kane, Catherine Taber, Matthew Wood, Samuel Witwer, Meredith Salenger, James Arnold Taylor, Dave Filoni, Michael Donovan, Devon Libran, Elle Newlands, Terri Douglas, Robert Stambler, Verona Blue, TJ Falls, Michelle Rejwan, Eugene Byrd, Fred Tatasciore, David Collins, Amanda Foreman, Christopher Scarabosio, Patrick Correll, Karen Huie, Orly Schuchmacher, Emily Towers, Jonathan Dixon, Katie Sheridan, Mark Dodson, Christian Simpson, Liang Yang, David Acord, Rocky Marshall, Philicia Saunders, Jeffery Kissoon, Claudia Sermbezis, Jim McGrath, Tosin Cole, James McArdle, Stefan Grube, Dixie Arnold, Hannah John-Kamen, Sasha Frost, Victor McGuire, Saara Forsberg
Poster for the movie "Star Trek Into Darkness"

Star Trek Into Darkness

Not as good as the first, but it ticked all the boxes from following the reboot of the original stories while adjusting to the new timeline. Nice switch with Kirk and Spock in the warp core incident, though feel that the resolution was a little too convenient and we were trying to wrap up the reboot so we could get on with some new stories (which is a good thing but made the film feel less than whole for anyone who knows the original works).

Star Trek Into Darkness

20132 h 12 min
Overview

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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Director J.J. Abrams
Runtime 2 h 12 min
Release Date 5 May 2013
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor, Amanda Foreman, Aisha Hinds, Joseph Gatt, Sean Blakemore, Nick E. Tarabay, Beau Billingslea, Deep Roy, Chris Hemsworth, Jack Laufer, Katie Cockrell, Kellie Cockrell, Jennifer Morrison, Leonard Nimoy, Kimberly Arland, Jonathan Dixon, Jeremy Raymond, Jay Scully, Tony Guma, Anjini Taneja Azhar, Jason Matthew Smith, Seth Ayott, Marco Sanchez, Lee Reherman, Scott Lawrence, Usman Ally, Nolan North, James Hiroyuki Liao, Rob Moran, Akiva Goldsman, Gianna Simone, Rene Rosado, Berit Francis, Benjamin P. Binswanger, Christopher Doohan, Andy Demetrio, Jacquelynn King, Long Tran, Ningning Deng, Jodi Johnston, Colleen Harris, Jeff Chase, Ser'Darius Blain, Heather Langenkamp, Melissa Paulo, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Monisola Akiwowo, Paul K. Daniel, Drew Grey, David C. Waite, Douglas Weng, Charlie Haugk, Max Chernov, Marc Primiani, Jesper Inglis, Jacob Rhodes, Kentucky Rhodes, Anthony Wilson, Eric Greitens, Melissa Steinman, Adam McCann, Jon Orvasky, Gerald W. Abrams, James McGrath, Brian T. Delaney, Arlen Escarpeta, Joe Moses, Kevin Michael Richardson, David Sobolov, Matthew Wood, Fred Tatasciore, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Audrey Wasilewski, Bill Hader, Tom Archdeacon, Jon Lee Brody, Britanni Johnson, Hiram A. Murray, Chris Gardner, Julianne Buescher, Joe Hanna, David Acord, Ellie Newlands, Candice Renee, Emily Towers, Gina Hirsch