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Star Wars premiers in Star Cineplex

Update : 24 Dec 2015, 06:30 PM

The premiere of the latest in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, took place at Star Cineplex, in Dhaka yesterday. To give people the complete Star Wars experience, Dhaka Comicon and Star Cineplex organised an exhibition feature Star Wars Collectibles dating to the 70s at the giant Star Ice Rink, and gave away Star Wars goodies.

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

The Force Awakens is the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. The film is produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and his long-time collaborator Bryan Burk. Abrams and Kasdan, co-writer of Lawrence the original trilogy films The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi, rewrote an initial script by Michael Arndt. John Williams, composer for the previous six films, returned to compose its score.

The Force Awakens initially premiered in Los Angeles on December 14, 2015, and was released on December 18, 2015, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D, more than 10 years after the release of the franchise’s last major installment, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). Critics compared it favourably to the original trilogy, praising its action sequences, characters, acting, special effects, musical score and emotional drama. The film broke several box office records in its opening weekend, making $248 million in the United States and $529 million globally, becoming the highest-grossing worldwide opening of any film. As of December 22, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has grossed over $689 million worldwide. 

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