What Is the plot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Rebecca Doughty . Updated: January 16, 2017
What Is the plot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the Star Wars saga, and is the first film in the 'sequels' trilogy. It's the most recent film to be released with several of the actors, including Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, reprising their original roles. Over the years the Star Wars franchise has certainly developed a cult following, including die hard fans from way back when the original movies were first screened. In fact it is debated in what is the best order to watch the moves, oldest to new, new then the old, who really knows? But for those of you that haven't had chance to see the most recent Star Wars film and are curious what happens in the latest movie, we at OneHowTo are going to tell you the plot for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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The story begins thirty years ahead, after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Luke Skywalker has mysteriously disappeared and the First Order has finally risen from what remained of the Galactic Empire but are unwelcome and opposed by Luke's twin, General Leia Organa and the Resistance, however both are in search of missing Luke.


Whilst this search is going on, we meet new heroes, one of whom is Finn, a storm trooper who defected from the First Order. Finn is also aided by Ray, a scavenger from Jakku and and Poe Dameron who is known as the best pilot in the resistance.

After a nasty run in with Kylo Ren, one of our main villains with a very mysterious past, these three eventually form allies with Hans Solo, good old Harrison Ford, and together try and locate Luke Skywalkers position. They are also on a mission to destroy the First Order's new super weapon Star Killer Base.


The First Order intend to use the Star Killer Base to destroy the New Republic, the main government in the Star Wars universe, and the Resistance which includes General Leia Organa.

Their mission is opposed not only by Kylo Ren, but also General Armitage Hux, the commander of the Star Killer Base.


After a heated and intense lightsaber battle between Finn and Ren, we see several of our films heroes escape (yep, no spoilers here) in the Millenium Falcon, ready for their story to pick up in the next Star Wars movie installment.

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