Star Wars: The Force Awakens ***

(Out of four stars)

Directed by J. J. Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Peter Mayhew, Adam Driver. Distributed by Walt Disney.

Running time: 2 hours, 16 mins.

Parent's guide: PG-13 (intergalactic violence, adult themes).

Playing at: Across the universe.